Affogato is basically a shot of Espresso poured over an ice-cream called gelato, which is an Italian variation of ice-cream with lower butterfat ratio. Affogato is considered both a coffee-based drink and a dessert.
The Italian word Affogato stands for “drowned” or “poached”.
How to make it?
The recipe is very simple and you can make it at home anytime.
- Use your favorite coffee bean selection and make a shot of Espresso.
- Scoop up a generous amount of vanilla gelato/ice-cream into a nice bowl or an Espresso cup. That will make it cold and ready for the next step.
- Optional: To customise your drink use different flavoured ice-cream, liqueur, cocoa powder or add some foam on top.
- Pour hot Espresso coffee on top and serve immediately.
- Now it’s ready to enjoy.