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Coffee Granita

Yield 6 Servings


  • 2 cups double-strength brewed decaffeinated coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coffee-flavored liqueur, optional
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Nutrition Information

  • calories 134
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • protein 0 g
  • carbohydrate 19 g
  • fiber 0 g
  • cholesterol 22 mg
  • sodium 7 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, combine coffee, 1/2 cup sugar and liqueur, if using. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch baking pan, cover with foil or plastic wrap and freeze until mixture is solid, about 4 hours. (It may be slightly slushy in spots.)

  2. In a bowl, beat cream and remaining 1 Tbsp. sugar until soft peaks form. Using a fork, scrape coffee mixture into fine crystals, breaking up large chunks. Spoon granita into 6 dessert glasses or small bowls and top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream.