Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is a must if you are a coffee lover. If you planning to make a double recipe make in two separate pans. You can make this a day ahead and keep covered in the freezer, just defrost slighty and scrape with a fork to loosen. Cooking time is freezing time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups hot very strong coffee (you can even use flavored coffee for this, such as chocolate almond or Irish Cream, etc) or 2 cups espresso coffee (you can even use flavored coffee for this, such as chocolate almond or Irish Cream, etc)
  • 14 cup sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • whipped cream

Directions

  1. In a bowl stir together hot coffee and sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved, then add in vanilla.
  2. Pour into an 8-inch metal baking pan and freeze, stirring every 30 minutes, until slushy (this should take about 1-1/2 hours).
  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir vigorously with a fork until slightly smoother and more uniform in texture (about 30 seconds).
  4. Return to the freezer until firm enough to scoop (about another 30-40 minutes.
  5. Divide the granita into serving dishes and top with whipped cream.
Most Helpful

4 5

I mixed the frozen granita with some Lite Cool Whip and Hershey's Chocolate syrup. Mmmmmmm sooooo good!!! Kept me wide awake throughout the rest of the day.

3 5

The technique for this was quite good and it had a nice texture but I found it very sweet and I only used 1/2 cup sugar. People with a real sweet tooth might enjoy it more but I found it overwhelming. I can see how it would be a nice end to a summer meal, but the sugar might need some adjusting.