Is it a dessert you drink? Or is it a drink you eat? Affogato, just another wonderful bit of magic from Italy, is traditionally vanilla ice cream “drowned” in a shot of hot espresso. This version uses a scoop of chocolate-peanut butter gelato which is a bit like gilding the lily, but fabulous.Two ingredients! It is “facile come questo” or as “easy as this”.
Gelato or ice cream of your choice….espresso hot..maybe a sprinkling of cocoa or instant espresso powder? The hot espresso flows over the gelato starting the melt…divine. An easy dessert for dinner parties…no cooking in this summer heat…immensely satisfying.
At first you eat it, then you drink it and then you’ll want more…buon appetito.
It’s hot outside…treat yourself!
Fabulous Affogato - 2 Ingredients Summer Dessert
Ingredients per serving:
- one shot of hot espresso
- one to two scoops of your favorite chocolate-peanut butter or vanilla gelato or ice cream
- Optional – Cocoa powder mixed with espresso powder for garnish
- Make espresso.
- Scoop gelato or ice cream into a short glass.
- Pour shot of espresso over gelato, dust with cocoa-espresso powder if desired. Eat with a spoon.