I think Jeremy Vincent's recipe's are just wonderful, and this one does not disappoint. Everyone just loved this cooling desert on a very hot summers evening. Use coffee that you would love to drink. Because this recipe is so simple, that will be your main flavour: I am posting as written with Jeremy's suggested variations from the "Weekly Times" -- This recipe uses strong espresso coffee as the flavouring ingredient and water to dissolve the sugar. You can make your granita even stronger by substituting more coffee for the water component. The vanilla can be swapped for nearly any flavouring you like with coffee. Try using a tablespoon of Kahlua, orange zest, or even cocoa powder. The chocolate will give your ice a cloudier colour, but the flavour is great.