Affogato al Caffè (Ice Cream with Coffee)

It’s 102º F (39º C) right now in Los Angeles.  It’s fair to say it’s too (bloody) hot, right?

This just means it’s time for a refreshing Italian treat: Affogato al Caffè, which means “drowned in coffee”. This is incredibly easy and takes no time at all. All you need is coffee and vanilla ice-cream.

AFFOGATO AL CAFFÈ

Ingredients for one serving:

  • one scoop of vanilla ice-cream
  • one shot of hot espresso

Place the ice cream in a serving glass, dish, etc. as long as it is clear glass.

Pour the hot coffee over the ice cream.

Simple and elegant.

You may decorate the affogato with cream and chocolate, if desired, but that would be
an American touch.

I gave this Affogatto a British twist, by adding whipped cream and a piece of Flake!

You can’t go wrong, any way you make it, it’s deliciously refreshing!

 

Affogato al Caffè (Ice Cream with Coffee)
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Recipe type: Easy
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 1
 
Ice cream doused with a shot of espresso.
Ingredients
  • one scoop of vanilla ice-cream
  • one shot of hot espresso
Instructions
  1. Place the ice cream in a serving glass, dish, etc. as long as it is clear glass.
  2. Pour the hot coffee over the ice cream.
  3. You may decorate the affogato with cream and chocolate, if desired, but then it would no longer be authentic. Still delicious, but not authentic. :)

7 Responses

  1. wrote on

    I think I would also add a dash of brandy or whiskey :D

  2. wrote on

    I don’t know how I missed this post. I love this drink. I just needed a reminder to make it. Thanks.

    • wrote on

      Consider yourself reminded, Cathy! :)

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