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.
18 thoughts on “Fabulous Affogato…..Two-Ingredient Summer Dessert To Enjoy Right Now! E.A.T. #18”
Send me some of that hot weather, it’s only in the 50s here today! (But I would gladly have that dessert as soon as summer decides to return.) 🙂
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.
Sounds great for a summer Sunday.
I should have made you this for breakfast!!
I fell in love with this the very first time I had it in Turin, many years ago. Just loooovely.
I know it is just the best ever thing and so very easy to make. Thank you for stopping by.
perfect…..love….thanks for the reminder, t…..it’s time to make these again!!!
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!
This looks amazing, Teresa! I’m so excited to make this! 😀
I think this is just the best and most elegant thing to serve in the summer when it is hot outside. Makes me happy! Thanks very much.
I agree! Such a lovely dessert and the flavor combination … perfect! 😉
A perfect and cool ending to a summer meal.
I agree and we love it very much on these exceptionally hot, humid when you want something sweet and cool but not cloying. Thanks Karen.
Fabulous and simple, Thank You
Liz I will make this for you and John at our next dinner engagement! Thanks sweet friend.
Simple yet delicious!!
Thanks so much Sandra and it is a great cool down as well!