This one’s for the coffee lovers! An affogato is a fanastic Italian beverage that can be served either as a quick and simple dessert, or any time you feel like a little indulgence. It only requires two ingredients so it makes a fast and delicious treat for unexpected company, but can also be “jazzed” up a bit with some fun and simple added flavors. I also love breaking this one out for large groups because everybody can make their own with almost no mess involved. Who doesn’t love that!
- Vanilla Gelato
A classic Affogato is just a scoop of vanilla gelato with a shot of hot espresso poured over it.
You can make an Affogato more exciting by adding a shot of Amaretto, maybe a few hazelnuts, or even a pump of hazelnut flavored syrup. A pinch of cinnamon on top adds a nice touch, as well.
I use decaf espresso when serving this as a dessert in the evening. I don’t want my guests jumping off the walls!