There are few things as delightful as indulging in an Italian Affogato. Whether enjoyed for dessert, as a mid-day energizer, or a decadent start to the day, the combination of creamy sweet gelato and piping hot espresso are a match made in heaven.
This is a very simple, two-ingredient treat, so it’s important to use the best quality ingredients you can find. Affogato originated in Italy, so for authenticity’s sake, seek out Italian gelato and espresso beans. I love classic vanilla gelato, but caramel is also lovely here. Of course, ice cream can always be used in a pinch. Your shot of espresso should be hot: the gelato is meant to melt and combine with the espresso to create a creamy, sweet drink. Enjoy!
- 1 scoop vanilla or caramel gelato (or ice cream)
- 1 shot espresso (hot)
- Add a scoop of gelato to a cup or a small mug. Pour over a shot of your favorite Italian espresso and enjoy!