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Italian Affogato

  • Author: Nikki Cervone
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


For a dessert that has bursts of both flavor and energy, sip on an Italian affogato. This recipe is a delightful combo of espresso and ice cream.


  • 2 large scoops (about 1 cup) vanilla ice cream or gelato
  • 1 shot (about 23 tablespoons) espresso


  1. Scoop the ice cream into a cup or mug.
  2. Pull a shot of espresso, then immediately pour it over the ice cream. The hot espresso will start to melt the ice cream.
  3. Serve with a spoon and enjoy immediately.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Espresso
  • Method: Espresso Maker
  • Cuisine: Beverage

Keywords: espresso, ice cream, Italian, affogato