Coffee Granita

9 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofAlton Brown

Total: 5 hr 35 min Prep: 5 min Cook: 5 hr 30 min

Yield: 6 servings

Level: Easy



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


  • 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.

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9 Ratings

Alyssa Kemp-Priest
I had so much fun making this! Whenever the timer went off, I giggled like a school girl. See All Reviews Post Review

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