Fabulous Affogato…..Two-Ingredient Summer Dessert To Enjoy Right Now! E.A.T. #18

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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”.

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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.

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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

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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

Directions:

  1. Make espresso.
  2. Scoop gelato or ice cream into a short glass.
  3. Pour shot of espresso over gelato, dust with cocoa-espresso powder if desired. Eat with a spoon.

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18 thoughts on “Fabulous Affogato…..Two-Ingredient Summer Dessert To Enjoy Right Now! E.A.T. #18

    1. Oh mercy I wish I could send you a big box of this heat and humidity….it is breathtaking when you walk outdoors. Today is one of the better heat days! I can hardly go in the kitchen to cook…even with the AC pouring out cool air it is still muggy…happy summer when it arrives.

    1. Thanks sweet Barbara….I do not know what has happened to this summer! I have been crazy busy and Wouter just left Sunday for Santa Fe. Ella has a torn ACL and is limping around on mostly three legs! Much love to you and Johan and thanks!

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