Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by The Noms
Want coffee and dessert, all in one? Try this delightful mix of espresso and ice cream in this Affogato!
While we are totally passionate about cocktails, we are also very passionate about coffee! Our favorite way to start the morning and chase away the cobwebs is to start the day with a strong cup of coffee. We love rich strong coffee, such as espresso, but we also like to add in a splash of cream and sugar. So, why not espresso and ice cream?
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What is an Affogato?
Affogato is an Italian way to enjoy gelato or ice cream and coffee in one place. Meaning “drowned” in Italian, affogato is traditionally a scoop of vanilla or chocolate gelato drowned in freshly brewed espresso or coffee. The combination of the sweet creamy gelato mixes with the bitterness of the coffee to create a rich and creamy beverage. If you want another way to close out a meal, try our Toasted Cream Irish Coffee!
How Do I Eat An Espresso and ice Cream?
Usually made in a shallow bowl, topped with Espresso. And, with a spoon, LOL!
How Do You Make Affogato?
Usually we pair every scoop of ice cream or gelato with at least 1 oz of hot espresso. Chill the glass or bowl before hand and then add the cold ice cream or gelato then add the hot espresso. You can also add alcohol if so desired.
If You are Looking for More Dessert, Try These!
- Berry Bites
- Panna Cotta
- Chocolate Boozy Parfait
- Chocolate Pot de Creme
- Earl Gray Pot de Creme
- Apple Cider Creme Brulee
- Peach Bourbon Shortbread Bars
- Chocolate Bourbon Tart
- Banana Nutella Hand Pies
- Chocolate Chip Marshmallows
- Skillet S’mores with Peppermint
- Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows
- Cherry Amaretto Marshmallows
Cheers to this Espresso and ice cream treat!
If You are Looking for More Coffee Recipes, Try These!
- Bourbon Coffee
- Toasted Cream Irish Coffee
- Roast and Toast Cocktail
- Cargo Cult
- Cold Brew Coffee Cocktail
This can be done with any combination of things – such as Lemon Sorbetto topped with grappa in the summer, or peppermint ice cream topped with hot cocoa if you don’t care for coffee. Make it your own!
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Like this recipe? Try these below, too!
Other Affogato Recipes
Other Coffee Desserts
- Layered Coffee Panna Cotta – Sugar Hero
- No Bake Mocha Mud Pie – Crazy for Crust
- Chocolate Coffee Whiskey Cake – Platter Talk
- Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshakes – The Sweetest Occasion
- White Russian Cheesecake Bars – Baking a Moment
A great combo of espresso and gelato. You can also add in a little adult beverage touch. Dessert and cocktail all in one!
- 1/2 cup ice cream or gelato
- 1 ounce dark rum, port, amaretto or whiskey (optional)
- 3 ounces hot, freshly brewed espresso
Place gelato in a dessert bowl or coffee cup.
Spoon espresso and rum, if desired over the top of gelato.
Any flavor works, just pick your favorite one!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 2.3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 7gProtein: 1.3g
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