How To Make Amazing Affogato At Home
Coffee is not just a beverage to wake you up in the morning or a pick-me-up on a busy afternoon. Dunk some gorgeous cold ice-cream into warm freshly brewed espresso style coffee and you’ve got yourself an irresistible dessert! We’re going to share 3 steps to make this coffee dessert home , yes you heard it right – just 3 steps!
WHAT IS AN AFFOGATO?
Affogato comes from the Italian word ‘affogare’ which means ‘to drown’. This popular Italian dessert needs two ingredients only – fresh coffee and ice-cream. There’s really something satisfying about pouring warm coffee over cold ice-cream that makes this dessert so deliciously. Next time you have some friends over and you want to impress them with your Italian culinary skills, whip up an Affogato and hear them go ‘WOW’! A feather on your culinary hat!
- Espresso style coffee: 1 shot (approx. 30 ml)
- Vanilla ice-cream: 2 scoops
This 3 step dessert is what we call a no brainer! Even when you’ve stuffed yourself with dinner (pasta AHEM!), we guarantee that you can walk over to your kitchen and still make an affogato in record time. So let’s start!
STEP 1: Make Coffee
To make an Affogato, you need to start with brewing some fresh coffee. What we’re looking for is an espresso like consistency which you can achieve by brewing in a Moka Pot or the Indian Filter Pot. And before you ask, if you have an espresso machine at home – go for it!
STEP 2: Ice-cream
In a serving cup, add two scoops of ice-cream. Most people prefer a plain vanilla ice-cream buy if you like to experiment, butterscotch or chocolate ice-cream could be a great combination too. You can use a vegan dairy-free alternative like we have.
STEP 3: Pour coffee and enjoy!
Now for the main event, pour your warm freshly brewed coffee over the ice-cream and voila, you are done! Use a spoon to dig into your affogato or slowly sip your dessert as the ice cream starts to melt into the coffee.