Coffee Granita with Sweet Condensed Milk (Granizado de Café con Lechera)

by Erica Dinho on June 12, 2011

Coffee Granita

Hi guys! Can you believe that it’s June already? It’s true what people say about time, it moves faster as you get older…and this year is really moving! Hot days are on the way and I want to share a simple and easy dessert to make this summer.

“Copitos de Nieve or Raspaos” (Sno-cones) topped with sweet condensed milk are a popular Colombian street food all year round. I have the best memories from high school around this treat. So, I created my adult version made with coffee and topped with sweet condensed milk.This is the perfect ending to any summer meal!

Enjoy it!



(4-6 servings)

  • 3 cups of your favorite strong black coffee
  • 1/2 cup sugar or to your taste
  • Sweet condensed milk to serve

Granizado de Cafe


  1. Combine black coffee and sugar until the sugar melts.
  2. Pour mixture into a medium glass pan and place on level shelf in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
  3. When the mixture starts to freeze around the edges of the dish, stir it with a fork, then return the dish to the freezer.
  4. Stir the granita every 20 to 25 minutes until the grains are completely frozen and the texture is fluffy.
  5. Scoop into serving cups and top with sweet condensed milk.
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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa June 12, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Everything with condensed milk is yum-yum!


2 Simply Life June 12, 2011 at 3:16 PM

oh delicious! what a perfect combination!


3 rebecca June 12, 2011 at 4:12 PM

oh fun recipe love coffee did u have the baby?


4 Erica June 12, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Rebecca-Yes, we have a new baby :)


5 Mari June 12, 2011 at 5:19 PM

A grate way to have cooled coffee! I love this idea!


6 Kalyn June 12, 2011 at 5:24 PM

All I can say is Wow!! I would absolutely love this.


7 Jeannie June 12, 2011 at 9:00 PM

I know this is delicious because we have something similar here! We use shaved ice and add sweet corns, red beans and other stuff into it and add evaporated milk and sugar syrup instead…delicious!


8 Barbara June 13, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Condensed milk….the magic words! This looks wonderful, Erica.


9 Blond Duck June 13, 2011 at 2:27 PM

That looks heavenly!


10 Stevie June 13, 2011 at 2:30 PM

This dessert sounds quite refreshing and with strong coffee, one that would really perk you up at work.


11 Kim June 13, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Oh my is all I can manage to say with this one. This is fantastic!


12 Faith June 13, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Iced coffees are my favorite in the summer and I think I could eat this 3 times a day! It looks so refreshing!


13 Angie@Angiesrecipes June 14, 2011 at 12:33 AM

A great way to enjoy coffee!


14 Joanne June 14, 2011 at 2:12 PM

I’ve always wanted to just sit around and eat sweetened condensed milk out of the can with a spoon. and now here is the perfect excuse! Delicious!


15 Anna June 15, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Condensed milk….say no more and with coffee….ai, ai, ….life can be sweet. :-)


16 lisaiscooking June 15, 2011 at 11:31 AM

The colder the dessert the better right now, and I love granita! The coffee flavor sounds great with the sweetened condensed milk topping.


17 christa June 16, 2011 at 8:13 PM

We made this last night for a dinner with some friends along with fried sweet plantains, shrimp with parsley and cilantro sauce and arepas with the shredded flank steak. It was a FEAST! And we all loved it and finished off the entire dessert. Thank you for a delicious dinner.


18 tasteofbeirut July 6, 2011 at 9:46 AM

What a fun dessert! The only thing we did with condensed milk at home was pour it into Nescafé and this sounds a lot better!


19 Cindy August 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

This stuff is addictive!


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