Affogato, originating in Milan, is a coffee-based beverage. The affogato style of coffee is basically a caffeinated ice cream sundae. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of amaretto or other liqueur.
We can make affogato at home.All we need are:
- Very cold vanilla/plain ice cream or gelato. If you have an ice cream machine, you can make it yourself.
- One double shot (50ml) of hot espresso
- Toppings or one shot liqueur (optional)
First, place a shatterproof cup or glass in the freezer. This drink works best when the container and the ice cream are at their coldest possible.
Scoop in some very cold vanilla ice cream or gelato.
Pour in one double shot of hot espresso. Pour it right over the ice cream.
Add a topping if using. You can use sugar, sprinkles, ground vanilla, one shot of liqueur, etc.
Then, enjoy the rush of heat and cold combined!