Julia welcomes a respite every now and then from the painstakingly detailed cookie decorating work that she does. It’s at those times that she turns to simple but supremely satisfying recipes like this dessert. With alternating layers of crunchy espresso granita and smooth mascarpone cream, it’s a delightful combination of textures that’s very reminiscent of tiramisu (though sans the ladyfingers). Enjoy Julia’s granita parfait recipe and tips in this instructional video and/or the related blog post.