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Friday, August 29, 2008

Awesomeness Alert: Espresso Granita

Yeah, sure, in a way this whole blog is meant to be an awesomeness alert, but every once in a while, something in particular jumps out. Therefore, the awesomeness alert.

Today's alert: Espresso Granita from Capogiro.

It's kind of like a water ice, kind of like sorbet, kind of perfect on a hot day. Not at all bad on a cold one. The default preparation is with whipped cream layered-in and on top (and my apologies to Capogiro, that's a prettier one for a photo) but although it's pretty good, after trying both, I much prefer the straight, clean, icy mouthfeel of the unadorned granita.

The Philadining advisory panel came up with an excellent idea though: topping this with a scoop of gelato. In particular, Dulce de Leche, or Burnt Sugar, or Flan flavors... We're imagining a Vietnamese coffee slushy thing! We're definitely trying it, and will report back.

So far, we've only found this at the 20th street Capogiro, no sign of it at 13th street. They sometimes have other flavors of granita, but espresso seems pretty consistently available.

Even better, it's only $3.50, a bargain at Capogiro.


The grapefruit is almost as awesome...

The Orange flavor was also very good, but the espresso and grapefruit are especially intense.

117 South 20th Street (at Sansom)
Philadelphia, PA 19103


  1. Anonymous8:34 PM

    Thanks for the post... I totally went there and got it yesterday. (Although I got it with the whipped cream...) mmmmm.

  2. Anonymous11:01 PM

    ugh! been dying to go in there! now I know exactly what to get!