Coffee and tea make wonderful bases for granitas, and coffee granitas are common in Italy, where granitas originated. This list includes the ten best coffee and tea granita recipes on About.com. All of them are made without the use of ice cream makers or other kitchen gadgets. Grab a fork and get ready to start scraping!
This recipe is perfect for summer! It combines antioxidant-rich White Peony white tea with strawberries for a naturally sweet flavor. It's also a good way to use up over-ripe strawberries.
Coffee granitas are a longstanding tradition in Italy, where they are often served as desserts or snacks. This Americanized coffee granita includes white chocolate and milk.
Coffee meets tea when this frozen granita recipe combines coffee with masala chai (or "chai tea") for a spicy-sweet flavor. Cold-brewed coffee gives it an extra smooth flavor with no bitterness.
This recipe takes an iced caramel latte one step further. It can be made with coffee or espresso.
This Easy Masala Chai Granita recipe uses a masala chai (or "chai tea") concentrate, such as Rishi's Masala Chai Tea Concentrate, for instant chai flavor. It can be made up to two weeks in advance.
This Apple Tea Granita recipe combines black tea with apple cider for a healthy, summery dessert or snack. It's great for early fall, when apples are starting to be in season but it's still warm out.
This Basic Mocha Granita recipe can be spiced up with whipped cream, berries, shaved chocolate or spices.
About Gourmet Food reprinted this great granita recipe with permission from Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare Bones Budget by Amy McCoy.
About.com's Cooking for Two guide suggests serving this coffee granita outside after an al fresco meal on the patio.
This basic coffee granita recipe is very easy to make, and includes whipped cream on top.