I’m a little ashamed, sharing this recipe with you. In fact, this is not a real recipe but simply a combination of two ingredients that takes less than 5 minutes to put together. No fuss, no cooking required – except if you’re making your own coffee ice cream, which is totally fine – just the pleasure of enjoying your caffeine fix on a hot summer day.
So, I took these photographs mostly for practice and experiment with different angles and directions of light, but then occur to me that maybe, just maybe, one of the blog readers could not know what an affogato is. And, if that is the case, why not share with that someone one of the simplest, yet delicious, dessert in the whole world? Therefore, here it is.
An affogato (Italian word for “drowned”) is an Italian coffee-based dessert. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso, although there are plenty of variations, including some that also contain a shot of some type of liqueur, like amaretto. I may be offending some Italians here, but a double coffee variation, coffee ice cream paired with a hot strong espresso, seemed like a good combination for me. And if you’re a coffee lover, like I am, then you’re going to love this fuss-free summer dessert.
Other frozen sweet treats for hot summer days: Tiramisu ice cream cake + Yogurt red berries popsicles
Double coffee affogato
An affogato (Italian for “drowned”) is an Italian coffee-based dessert. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. There are some variations that also include a shot of some type of liqueur, like amaretto.
Prep Time: | Total:
- 2 scoops coffee ice cream
- 1 espresso (or 30-40 ml very strong coffee)
- Place the ice cream on a cup or small bowl. Pour the coffee on top and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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