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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dark Chocolate Mocha Granita

A refreshing cold ..Icy...Chocolaty....Dessert ...Just for both of you:)
( It has Coffee and hence 'adults only' dessert!!)

"Granita" is a Semi frozen, icy dessert made with Sugar, water and various flavorings. It looks like shaved ice/ crushed Popsicles!

I was watching "Melissa De'Arabian" on Food Network that day in the afternoon.In her $10 meals ...was this easy breezy icy dessert called "Mocha Granita". I just couldn't wait to try it out..and gave it my version by additions of Dark chocolate and chocolate chips.....and our very favorite ...Bru Instant Coffee :)
I thought the dark chocolate makes it more richer tasting and the mini chocolate chips give a pleasant surprise when you bite into the icy granita.
2 Cups Water
1/2 cup milk
3 tsp Bru Instant Coffee
4tsp sugar ( add more for sweeter granita)
3tsp Hersheys Dark Chocolate cocoa powder( unsweetened)
1/2tsp Vanilla essence
1 tbsp 'mini' chocolate chips

(You can use Whipped cream to garnish the Granita)

1) Boil water and add the coffee. Let it boil for 2-3 mins
2) Add sugar, cocoa powder, milk and mix. Let it cool completely
3) Add the Vanilla essence and stir
4) Pour in freezer safe glass dish( I used 8x8 glass container)
5) Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips and stir.
6) Freeze for total 4-5 hrs.Stir every 45 mins or so.
7) When serving defrost on counter top for 5-10 mins. Scrape with a fork

 8) Scoop out with ice cream scoop. You can garnish with a dollop of Whipped Cream ( I didn't have any in the refrigerator) and more mini chocolate chips.

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