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How to make Affogato at home

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:

  1. Very cold vanilla/plain ice cream or gelato. If you have an ice cream machine, you can make it yourself.
  2. One double shot (50ml) of hot espresso
  3. 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!



Make banana ice cream without an ice cream machine

Many people like to eat bananas. Bananas are an excellent source of vitamin B-six and contain moderate amounts of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber.

Do you like banana? Have you ever tried frozen-banana ice cream? Now let’s try to make banana ice cream without an ice cream machine.

  1. First of all, choose a ripe banana,it should be sweet and soft.
  2. Peel the banana and cut it into chunks, the size is up to you.
  3. Put the banana in an airtight container, you can use a freezer-safe glass bowl, or a freezer bag.
  4. Freeze the banana for at least two hours.
  5. Put the frozen banana chunks in a food processor.
  6. Keep blending, till a nice creamy mixture.

Now you can enjoy the banana ice cream, but it will be quite soft. You can also transfer it back into the airtight container and freeze it until solid, like traditional ice cream.

banana ice cream