Coffee Granita

  • Yield: 6 servings
Save Recipe

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

  1. 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. 
  2. Scoop into goblets and top with barely sweetened whipped cream, add additional citrus zest if desired.

Coffee Granita

Coffee Granita

Coffee Granita

Coffee Granita

Coffee Granita

Cardamom Coffee and Cream Granita

Coffee Granita (with Sweetened Whipped Cream)

Coffee Granita (with Sweetened Whipped Cream)