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.
- Espresso brewing device
- 1 scoop vanilla gelato or vanilla ice cream
- 2 ounces espresso
- Place the gelato in a small glass, pour the espresso on top, and dig in.
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.