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.
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.