Sit back and relax with this super tasty Coffee Granita Parfait.
Keyword coffee, dessert, frozen, iced, parfait
Prep Time 10minutes
Chill Time 2hours
Total Time 11minutes
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
Combine 4 cups hot coffee, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest in a large mixing bowl. Coffee should be hot (as opposed to cold or room temperature) to ensure that sugar dissolves completely. Whisk ingredients together until well combined. (For a grown-up treat, add a shot of coffee liquor to your mixture before freezing).
Pour coffee mixture into a medium baking sheet or brownie pan. A pan with raised sides will help prevent spills.
Place in freezer for 30 minutes, or until crystals begin to form. As soon as the coffee starts to freeze, use a fork to break up the crystals (carefully, so as not to scratch your metal pan). Return to freezer.
Repeat this process every 15-20 minutes, continually breaking up the crystals that forms as your mixture freezes. As you do this, you'll see that your mixture takes on a slushy, almost snow-like consistency.
Do this until your mixture is completely "dry" and no more liquid remains. Your granita will be light and fluffy, easily scooped up with a spoon.
Scoop granita into a parfait glass, about 1/3 full. Layer with 1/2 cup whipped topping. Add another layer of granita and finish with more whipped topping and additional lemon zest for garnish.