Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer Chillin' in Titina's Kitchen with Coffee and Ice

A summertime treat that's often served in Titina's kitchen is Caffe Granita.  Intensely flavored, but light and refreshing, this coffee Italian ice is a favorite of Titina's husband Costanzo who grew up eating it layered with whipped cream (con panna)

Granita how-tos (including a favorite coffee) are  featured in this week's e-newsletter.  Sign up on the Capri Flavors homepage. 

And for a another twist on coffee and ice, try this wonderfully refreshing Cappuccino Milkshake, courtesy of the Italian website  Sign up for their newsletter and get free recipes every day-- a great way to brush up on your Italian (with the help of Google Translates)  

By the way, Titina's chillin' this summer with a month-long vacation.  Her popular cooking classes wrap-up mid July.  She returns with new menus on August 15th. 

Cappuccino Milkshake

1 cup warm milk (try low-fat organic)

2 cups of strong coffee (brewed)

3 generous Tbs sugar

2 tsp cocoa (Titina uses Elenka)

4 cups ice cubes

Dissolve sugar in warm milk.  Add cocoa, then coffee.  Pour into blender.   Add ice and blend.  Save leftovers in the freezer. 

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