{Recipe Redux} Italian Affogato

21 Feb

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Affogato Italian – \noun\: drowned

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You know when you want that sweet pick me up, that won’t put you over the edge. This is it. It’s a simple, few ingredient show stopper, that you can whip up to treat yourself.  Literally the Italian word for drowned, an affogato is a scoop of gelato drowned in espresso or coffee. The trick is to use really good ice cream or gelato, which melts beautifully, but quickly, into the coffee. The result is an indulgent frothy latte-like treat. I used homemade vanilla ice cream here.

Affogato (serves 1)

1/2 cup good-quality ice cream or gelato (vanilla or chocolate)
1 shot espresso or 3 Tablespoons strong brewed coffee
Frothed milk (optional)
Shaved dark chocolate (optional)
Hazelnuts (optional)

Place ice cream in a glass mug or cup, then pour in espresso or coffee. Top with frothed milk, shaved dark chocolate and chopped hazelnuts if desired. Drink immediately.

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4 Responses to “{Recipe Redux} Italian Affogato”

  1. kendraromain February 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    looks delic…don’t own anything to make it…

    • theguidedbite February 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

      I’m sure you will soon with your wedding gifts!!! Good luck and have so much fun in DR. Wish we could be there, too 😦 xoxo

  2. Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil) February 21, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    Love that two of you did affogato – I consider myself 100% Italian (even though I’m only 25% genetically) but can’t believe I’ve never made affogato – that will change this weekend 🙂

  3. Sarah Grace FFH February 22, 2014 at 3:47 am #

    Um wow, how I wish I could be having that right now. So tempting to withstand!
    xoxo Sarah Grace

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