On a hot day a coffee granita is a great way to have your coffee and eat it too.
A granita is a frozen mixture of water, sugar and flavoring. In this case, coffee is the flavor along with a bit of sugar. Add some milk, cream or coffee liqueur if you like.
During the freezing process, the mixture is scraped with a fork about every 20 minutes to produce a slightly granular texture.
Topped with some sweetened whipped cream and you have a delicious treat.
Click here for the NY Times article and recipe.