Sunday, August 9, 2015

Coffee Granita

This is just the kind of simple refreshing dessert August calls for.  Don't be afraid of whatever "granita" is, this is an awesome homemade Italian ice/slushee.  It's the best darn iced coffee you'll ever have.

Coffee Granita
Adapted from Ina Garten

2 cups hot coffee
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp Bailey's Irish Cream

1. In a 13x9 in pan, mix coffee, sugar, vanilla, and Bailey's.  Freeze for 1 hour.  Rake the mixture with a large fork, I used a spaghetti serving spoon.  Place pan back in the freezer and repeat the process again every 30-45 minutes, 2 or 3 more times .  You don't want the mixture to turn into a solid block of ice, thus the raking.

Ina served her granita with some whipped cream, I found that unnecessary.  You can be the judge of that indulgence.

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