Italian Classics – Affogato
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 2
Strong mocha coffee is poured over vanilla ice cream, drowning it (as the translation of affogato suggests) and melting it under intense aromas
  • 100ml just made strong and hot espresso coffee
  • 2 large round scoops of top quality vanilla ice cream.
  • A few squares of plain chocolate if you fancy it.
  1. Make 2 espresso coffees as you would if you were serving them in little espresso cups.
  2. If you’re adding chocolate, break it into the hot espresso, let it melt and stir it in.
  3. Scoop a big round ball of ice cream into 2 serving glasses. Then ‘drown’ the ice cream with the mocha coffee.
  4. If you’re adding liqueur, do so now, and serve the affogato up whilst warm and melting. Oh my!
Recipe by Mamma Mia! at