Chocolate Granita

This one may take a little longer to freeze, but the rich chocolate flavor is worth it.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cold brewed coffee (optional)
  • Irish cream liqueur (such as Baileys), optional

How to Make It

Stir together sugar, cocoa, and 3 cups water in a saucepan. Bring to a low boil over medium heat, whisking occasionally. Boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add chocolate morsels, and whisk until melted. Whisk together half-and-half and vanilla; whisk into chocolate mixture. Pour into a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan. Freeze 5 to 6 hours or until ice crystals form, stirring every hour. If desired, drizzle each serving with cold coffee or Irish cream liqueur.

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