Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Fairtrade Fortnight with Aldi - Faritrade Granita

Monday 27th February was the first day of Fairtrade Fortnight 2017. Fairtrade is something that Aldi believe in. In 2015 Aldi sold a range of Fairtrade products that totalled a huge £12 million worth of sales from across the UK and Ireland. That is £12 million that has helped make peoples lives better. Products that have the Fairtrade symbol have been sourced using fairer trading conditions and ensures that the producers, farmers, workers in the developing countries have been paid a fair price for their products.
As consumers we can make small changes that really will make a big difference when added up. Aldi currently stock various Fairtrade products in store from coffee to tea from bananas to roses and even chocolate. Making a simple swap from non Fairtrade to products that carry the symbol helps more people than you can imagine.

Last year to celebrate Fairtrade fortnight I shared with you my Fairtrade Banoffee with a Difference Cake. This cake was made using Fairtrade coffee, bananas and chocolate all from Aldi. This year I am sharing with you a recipe that uses Aldi's Specially Selected Colombian 100% Arabica instant Fairtrade coffee. This full of flavour coffee has been grown in the highlands of Colombia. The coffee is Fairtrade certified which means that 100% of the coffee has been sourced from Fairtrade producer. Today I am sharing with you a delicious, Italian recipe that the hubby has asked me to make. This is a simple but time consuming recipe hence being a day later than normal. When you make this you need to begin preparing it the day before you would like to have it. But, wow, it is so worth the wait!

This is what I did...

Fairtrade Coffee Granita


4 tbsp Aldi Specially Selected Colombian Coffee
1 ltr boiling water
2 tbsp dark brown sugar
200mls full fat double cream
Moser Roth Fairtrade Peruvian Dark Chocolate


1 - Place the instant coffee in a measuring jug and pour over 1 ltr of boiling water and leave to cool

2 - Once cooled pour into a baking dish and place in the freezer

3 - Check every two hours and when the frozen crystals break them up and return to the freezer. Keep checking and repeating until the granita looks as pictured below

4 - Once you have frozen crystals place the granita in a plastic tub with an air tight lid and store in the freezer until you need it

To serve whip up the cream and grate in some Moser Roth Peruvian Fairtrade chocolate. Spoon in a layer of the cream into a serving glass and top with the granita and a further scoop of cream.

Granita originates from Sicily but is found all over Italy. It can be made from fruit but this coffee version is equally as delicious. Coffee granita is typically served as a summer breakfast with rich brioche bread.

If you like coffee you are guaranteed to love this iced treat!

Enjoy x

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Disclosure: This is a collaborative post


  1. Ohh this sounds delicious, I'd be tempted to add a little dash of coffee liqueur too :-)

  2. This sounds very good - and I like Charlotte's idea of adding coffee liqueur! Thanks for linking it up to #CookBlogShare :-) Eb x

  3. This looks super tasty! I love the flavours in this, and that it's fairtrade!


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