I love to make coffee. I love the smell and ritual of making it. I grew up as the daughter of a trades man so I always saw my mom make coffee for any workers who came to our home. I have continued this tradition. But the funny thing is I don’t like the taste of the stuff! So why am I writing about a coffee based treat? Because I LIKE this one!
1 1/2 cups freshly-brewed strong coffee
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (see photo of the coffee in the filter)
1/2 cup milk (I use 2%)
1/4 cup sugar
2Tbsp chocolate syrup (I use Hershey’s)
The first thing to do when you’re making the coffee is to sprinkle the cinnamon over the coffee grounds before you brew it.
Once you’ve made the hot coffee, put it in a glass baking dish. In the photo my dish measures 12 x 8 x 2 inches. You can also use a glass pie plate.
Add the milk, sugar, and chocolate syrup whisking it all together until well blended.
Cover with plastic wrap. Pop into the freezer.
5. Now this is when the magic happens. For the next four hours or so, every 45 minutes remove the dish from the freezer and scrape the frozen granita with a fork.
This disturbs the ice crystals and makes it into a mocha granita or an iced coffee based treat.
By the end of four hours, this is how it looks.
The placemat is from Amazon, the napkins are from Pier One (similar ones here from Amazon), the striped plate is from Crate and Barrel as are the flatware, tumblers, and clear bowl. The red dessert plate is from Homegoods (here is a similar one from Amazon).
N.B. If you scroll up to the ingredients photo you’ll see my latest favorite kitchen gadget. It’s a magnetic measuring spoon. I LOVE these because you can easily separate the spoons in the set if you only need one. That way only one spoon gets dirty and you save the others for your next meal! They’re so clever. Buy them!
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