Affogato literally means “drowned” in Italian. This dessert is very simple, covering ice cream with a shot of espresso (thus “drowning” the ice cream). Traditionally, affogato is served with vanilla gelato or ice cream, but I enjoy this dessert most with coffee ice cream. Feel free to choose any ice cream or gelato that you prefer. Top with a shot of espresso, whipped cream, shaved chocolate, or any topping you prefer. Serve immediately and enjoy!
2 Small Scoops of Ice Cream
1 Shot of Espresso (or strong brewed coffee)
Chocolate Covered Coffee Bean
Place 2 small scoops of ice cream in a decorative bowl or coffee cup, then pour a shot of espresso or strong brewed coffee on top of the ice cream. Top with whipped cream and a chocolate covered coffee bean.