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7.21.2012

Espresso Granita With Lemon Cream ~Sundays With Joy~



You guys are in for a treat you get Sundays with Joy a whole day early!

Tomorrow marks 6 years that my husband and I tolerated each other and not kicked one another to the curb! (Kidding of course!) so in celebration of our mad love (yes I said mad) I have a special post scheduled for tomorrow. Problem is it gets in the way of Sundays with Joy. Luckily I can post mine today and hand the reigns over to my friend Ellen from Indigo Scones to run the group tomorrow.



I handed my husband a cup of this granita the other night when he got home from work he says "Whats this?"

Espresso Granita with Lemon Cream.

"Well aren't you fancy!"

Yes I am! Fancy indeed.

The great thing about granitas is that they are so stinking easy and a big girl slushy. As a kid I was a huge slushy fan. It was the ultimate treat. Remember Slush Puppies? I looooooved slush puppies. I'd fill my cup with the ice and then do about 100 pumps of each flavor creating a sickly sweet syrupy brown substance. No wonder I had cavities as a child.

Basically all granita is slush, you freeze a drink or fruity stuff. Mix it ever 30 minutes or so. In about 3 hours you have an icy cold slush. So much easier than ice cream! And waaaaay lighter!

This weeks Sundays with Joy recipe was a strong espresso flavored granita topped with lemon scented whipped cream. I'm not an espresso fan.

I like my coffee loaded loaded with cream. I'm a latte fan. they are so milky creamy and sweet. So when i took a bite of the granita with out the lemon cream. Yeah no.... didn't like it.

But then, with the cream?! YUUUUUUUUM



To get the recipe for Joy the Baker's Espresso Granita, you can buy a copy of her book. Click HERE for details.

If you are a member of our group please link you recipes up tomorrow on Indigo Scones.

If you are not a member and would like to learn more about our group Sundays with Joy please check it out by clicking HERE.

(Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Joy the Baker or the publishers of Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes. All opinions are my own)






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20 comments:

  1. Wishing you and hubs the very happiest of anniversaries and ginormous cups of Slushpuppy love!! <3

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  2. Happy Anniversary....This granita looks amazing!!!!

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  3. Carrie, I love coming to your blog and reading your posts. Your humor cracks me up, so thank you.

    As for the granita, it looks absolutely divine. I'll take any excuse to eat my coffee.

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    1. Haha, well I'm glad I crack someone up most of the time I think I think my blog just sounds like crazy rambles!

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  4. As always, you're a rock star. Happy anniversary!

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  5. Hi Carrie! I found your blog through our Pinterest group board! I'm glad I did! I feel like we're kindred spirits! I am a mom to 3 kids all under age 5! I am also food-obsessed blogger like you, so there. We share a few things in common :)

    This espresso granita looks sooooo good! Love your styling and props, too! See you around...

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    1. Thanks Jen! I just glanced at your blog real quick those honey cakes look AMAZING. Can't wait to look around it some more when I have more time. Thanks for stopping by! xox

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  6. Congrats on your anniversary! This granita looks amazing! I think the cream takes it to a whole new level of yum. :) Thanks for sharing, Carrie!

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    1. Thanks so much Anna! The cream really makes this dessert!

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  7. Happy anniversary! I really love this recipe. :)

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  8. Happy Anniversary!!!! Here's to many more years of mad love:-) I love how you call this a big girl slushie, I totally love that! This sounds fancy and delicious:-) Hugs, Terra

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  9. photography looks amazing, how did you position the granita in the light while still getting deep shadows?

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    1. Thanks Kristina. I have my table that I shoot food on in a dark corner with a window on either side. The window to the right had direct sun light. It created some fun shadows!

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  10. Beauuutifulll! I love your granita pictures.

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