The ultimate summer dessert to wake up your senses!
Affogato – and yes, you’ve guessed it, it is Italian – literally means “drowned”. And what a splendid and accurate way it is to describe what happens in this humble dessert. All that’s involved is basically drenching several scoops of vanilla ice cream with a cup of espresso or other type of strong coffee. The hot-cold, acid-creamy combination is nothing but to die for. Add some crunchy cookie crumbles, whole/smashed coffee beans or cocoa nibs and you’ll be in 7th heaven.
Any vanilla ice cream would work well in this recipe. Chocolate will also be perfect if you prefer your Mocha over the vanilla variation.
2 large ice cream scoops (vanilla/chocolate)
2 shots espresso, or other strong coffee
crunch of choice (coffee beans, cocoa nibs, cookies, crumble)
Scoop ice cream into serving dishes or cups. Pour hot coffee on top. Garnish with crunchy bits. Serve immediately.