You Just Gotta Affogato!
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Affogato means “drowned” in Italian and I can think of nothing better on a hot and humid day like today than drowning cool, creamy ice cream (or traditionally, gelato) in dark, rich espresso. Pouring hot, robust espresso over cold and sweet ice cream transforms both into something more seductive to your taste buds than either can do alone.
Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 1
  • 1 scoop of ice cream
  • 2 shots espresso
  • shot of frangelico (optional)
  • crumble of brownies (optional)
  1. Place your ice cream in a cold bowl and then pour the espresso right over top.
  2. If you are mixing in booze, mix the booze and espresso together first and then pour over the ice cream.
  3. Top with your choice of crumbly treat, or eat it unadorned (my favorite way!)
  4. Eat, sip and slurp until there is no more…
Recipe by The Yum Queen at