Coffee Granita

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats | Episode: Churn Baby Churn
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Total:
5 hr 35 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
5 hr 30 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups lukewarm espresso or strong black coffee
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon orange or lemon zest

Directions

Combine all ingredients and stir until sugar melts. Pour mixture into 9 by 13-inch metal pan and place on level shelf in freezer for half an hour. (Mixture should only come about 1/4-inch up the side of the pan.) Remove and use a dinner fork to scrape any ice crystals that have formed on the side or bottom of the pan. Return to freezer and repeat scraping every 20 to 30 minutes for 3 to 4 hours. Once mixture is thoroughly frozen, fluff with a fork and allow flakes to "dry" in freezer another half hour before serving. When served, the granita should look like a fluffy pile of dry brown crystals.

Scoop into goblets and top with barely sweetened whipped cream, add additional citrus zest if desired.