Coffee Granita


  • 2 cups hot coffee (the strength is up to you)
  • ½ cup sugar  


Prechill glasses if you like.

Put the sugar in an 8" x 8" glass baking dish. Pour the hot coffee over the sugar and whisk until thoroughly dissolved.  Place in the freezer for about 40 minutes, until ice crystals start to form (the timing of this step will depend on your freezer).  When ice crystals start to form, take a fork and start scraping, to prevent the liquid from freezing into a solid block.  Keep doing this every 20 - 30 minutes, until you have a slushly type of mixture. Cover with plastic wrap.  

Spoon into individual little cups and serve frosty.  You can garnish with shavings of chocolate, if you like.

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