Caffé Affogato

affogato coffee recipe

Embark on a taste sensation with our Caffè Affogato recipe – a simple yet indulgent masterpiece. Picture this: a scoop of velvety vanilla gelato luxuriously drowned in a shot of freshly brewed espresso. “Affogato” means drowned and that’s exactly what you do when preparing this delicious cold coffee treat.
As the hot espresso mingles with the cold, creamy gelato, a symphony of contrasting temperatures and textures unfolds on your palate. It’s an effortless yet elegant dessert that marries the intensity of espresso with the sweet decadence of gelato. This Italian classic is not just a dessert; it’s a sensory experience that captures the essence of indulgence. Treat yourself to the magic of Caffè Affogato…

First put a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a nice glass
and then pour a hot shot of espresso coffee over it.
Serve very quickly!

Alternatively, you can add a shot of liqueur or top with coconut flakes, nuts, chocolate sprinkles, whatever you like best. You could also try to swop the vanilla ice cream with chocolate or mokka flavored ice cream.

Delicious as a treat or perfect to serve for dessert…
If you like this coffee dessert, have a look at our espresso martini recipe or try our iced cappuccino.