Italian Affogato - Affogato al CafeRecipe Type: Beverage, Ice Cream, Coffee, Dessert Cuisine: Italian Yields: 1 serving Prep time: 15 min

Per Person:

1 scoop good-quality vanilla ice cream or gelato* 1 shot (1 1/2 ounces) freshly brewed hot espresso or 1/3 cup strongly-brewed coffee

  • You could substitute any flavor of coffee you would like. Chocolate and coffee-flavored ice creams work great!


Brew the coffee according to your liking.

In a small dessert glass or coffee cup, scoop the ice cream or gelato. Pour the hot prepared coffee or espresso over the top of the ice cream.

Serve immediately - serve while warm and melting. No need to stir, but you can serve it with a spoon if you'd like. The ice cream will melt right into the coffee so it is good either way. Optional Variations:

Add 1 shot of whiskey, scotch, or your favorite liqueur.

Add a dollop of whipped cream.

Makes 1 serving.