Make this granita when you have an afternoon to yourself. Eat one alone, over the sink (pants optional.) Save the rest of the batch in the freezer; pull it out the next time you have people over. It's dessert, coffee, and after-dinner drinks all at once. —Rebecca Firkser
strong, freshly brewed coffee
In This Recipe
Pour coffee, liqueurs, and vanilla into a 9x13-inch baking dish.
Place in the freezer for 45 minutes to an hour, until the mixture starts to get icy. Using a fork, break up any slushy bits. Return to the freezer. Repeat every 30 minutes, until the mixture is completely frozen.
Serve with plops of sweetened whipped cream or ice cream!
Rebecca Firkser is the assigning editor at Food52. She used to wear many hats in the food media world: food writer, editor, assistant food stylist, recipe tester (sometimes in the F52 test kitchen!), recipe developer. These days, you can keep your eye out for her monthly budget recipe column, Nickel & Dine. Rebecca tests all recipes with Diamond Crystal kosher salt. Follow her on Instagram @rebeccafirkser.