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Coffee Granita

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 10 min (includes freezing time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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3 cups warm coffee

1/2 cup sugar 

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 

Pinch of salt 

Whipped cream (lightly sweetened), for serving, optional

Limoncello, for serving, optional


  1. In a bowl, stir together the coffee, sugar, vanilla and salt until the sugar dissolves. Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish and freeze for 2 hours. Remove from the freezer and use a fork to scrape and stir any of the ice that has formed. Return to the freezer for another 2 hours and repeat. The granita is now ready to serve with a dollop of lightly sweetened cream or drowned in a 1/2 ounce shot of limoncello.