Affogato


This classic Italian dessert gets its name from the Italian word meaning “drowned”. The affogato consists of a scoop of vanilla gelato. That is “drowned” in a shot of fresh hot espresso—two quintessential Italian ingredients. This is, by far, one of the easiest coffee recipes you can find, but incredibly satisfying. Affogato would be an unexpected and sophisticated dessert to serve guests at your next dinner party. The contrasts between hot and cold, liquid and solid, and bitter and sweet. These flavors make this drink a good choice for the one who can’t make up their mind.


Affogato

This classic Italian dessert gets its name from the Italian word meaning “drowned.” The affogato consists of a scoop of vanilla gelato “drowned” in a shot of fresh hot espresso
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Espresso brewing device

Ingredients
  

  • 1 scoop vanilla gelato or vanilla ice cream
  • 2 ounces espresso

Instructions
 

  • Place the gelato in a small glass, pour the espresso on top, and dig in.

Notes

RECIPE TIP: The coffee world is continuously experimenting with ways to vary this
classic, and you should, too! Variations include using ice cream instead of gelato,
experimenting with ice cream/gelato flavors, and adding some Irish cream or
hazelnut liqueur for a spiked twist.
Keyword Affogato, bulletprof coffee, coffee, Mocha Frappe

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