I searched, MyRecipes, and found a recipe for Cafe Au Lait Granita. Nothing more than coffee, milk, and sugar all combined together and then froze and shaved with a fork to make granita flakes. Easy enough, all ingredients on hand, and that makes for a perfect recipe to make.
My love for coffee and it's presence in this frozen treat made for one tasty treat while I basked in the sun and watched itty bitty enjoy and his bestest little buddy run around and play together.
One change I would recommend making is reducing the amount of milk in the original recipe to half the amount. I like a stronger coffee taste and reducing the amount of milk would do that.
MyRecipes.com and Cooking Light, July 1997
Makes 2 Quarts (Serving size = 1 cup)
Stars of the Show:
- 3 cups hot strong brewed coffee - I used a Gingerbread Coffee from Trader Joe's my mama got me for Christmas.
- 3 cups 1% milk - I used nonfat milk. Next time I would cut this amount in half for a stronger coffee taste.
- 1/2 cup sugar
Click here for the original recipe's directions. I didn't see the point in making more dishes dirty than needed. If you don't like doing dishes you can follow my method.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until sugar is dissolved. Freeze for 4 hours.
Take a fork and start shaving through the ice to create large granita flakes. Repeat this step every 30 minutes until the liquid is completely frozen.
10 minutes before serving let it sit out and then serve into individual bowls.