Granita di Caffè

Desserts Granita di Cafe IIt’s hot out there folks. Here’s a little something to bring on the chill. If this may cause you to dance on the walls, feel free to use decaf! Perhaps they serve a frozen treat at Fenway; just saying ’cause that’s where I’ll be Sunday afternoon. My first ever Red Sox game. Can I hear a WHOOP!!

Here’s what you’ll need:
4 cups freshly brewed coffee
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup Frangelico (optional)
8 oz container of fat free Cool Whip
Dash of vanilla extract
Chocolate shavings, if desired for topping

Desserts Granita di Cafe IIBrew 4 cups of coffee.
Add sugar to coffee while hot.
Stir to dissolve, and let cool to room temperature.
Pour cooled coffee into a freezer proof glass pan and place in freezer.
When edges begin to freeze, after about 30 minutes, stir with a fork and replace in freezer.
Stir again about every half hour until large crystals begin to form.
Then stir more frequently, about every 15 minutes.
The total freezing time is from 2 to 6 hours.

Finished granita should resemble shaved ice, with no liquid visible on the bottom.
*Finished granita to this point can be frozen overnight if desired.
If so, take out of freezer 2 hours prior to serving.

Place Cool Whip in a small bowl.
Gently stir in dash of vanilla.

In parfait glass or coffee mug, layer granita then cool whip and serve immediately.

Serves 8.