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Affogato Coffee – Iced Espresso Recipe!

23 mayo, 2021

The affogato coffee It is a rich and traditional dessert that is prepared with ice cream and espresso coffee. It is very simple to prepare and the result is a delicious cold, sweet and refreshing coffee.

Affogato is an Italian word that means submerged or drowned. In addition to espresso coffee, affogato recipe It is prepared with one or two scoops of ice cream that is usually vanilla, cream or other flavors. In any case, the ice cream should be creamy and should not be fruit or ice, as they do not contrast well with hot coffee.

Italians are famous for their pasta, pizzas and also for their ice cream and coffee. Although it is a rather summer dessert, it is consumed all year round. It is liked even by those who are not fans of coffee, so we encourage you to try it or prepare it for your loved ones. Discover how to make affogato coffee with Free Recipes and try it as soon as possible!

4 diners
15 m
Very low difficulty

Additional characteristics:
Cheap cost

Ingredients to make Affogato Coffee:

How to make Affogato Coffee:


Prepare all the ingredients, you have to do it quickly to take advantage of the temperature contrast. The coffee has to be freshly brewed so that it is very hot and the ice cream very cold.

With the help of an ice cream scooper, make balls and put them on a tray or in the glasses. Make 2 for each dessert. Put them in the freezer so that they are well frozen.

A while before preparing the recipe, also put the glasses or glasses where you are going to prepare the affogato in the freezer so that they are very cold.

Affogato Coffee - Step 1


Prepare the espresso, you can use another type, but make it strong. Make as many coffees as you are going to prepare desserts. In our case we have made 4 coffees.

If you have an espresso machine, it will come in handy because that way the amount of coffee you need will come out (about 50 ml). You can also make a long coffee, it is already to taste.

Affogato Coffee - Step 2


Take out the 4 glasses or glasses where you are going to put the dessert. Place one or two scoops of ice cream at the bottom. Chop the nuts, we put nuts.

Affogato Coffee - Step 3


Once the balls are in each glass or cup, pour the espresso on top of the ice cream.

Affogato Coffee - Step 4


Add the nuts you like and add a splash of liquor if you like. Ready to drink!

Affogato Coffee - Step 5

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Affogato – Suggestions and other recipes

As you can see, preparing this affogato is super easy and it will refresh you with every sip. In general, vanilla ice cream is used to prepare this coffee drink, although cream ice creams can also be used. Fruit ice creams or ice creams are not worth it, since do not contrast well with hot coffee.

If you don’t have ice cream at home, you can prepare your own by following our recipes for homemade vanilla ice cream or cream ice cream.

Besides nuts, you can also accompany the affogato with chocolate syrup, caramel, cookies, cocoa powder or other accompaniments that you want to try. Liquor is also usually added, which can be amaretto, bicerin or others. Of course, liquor is optional and you can do without it entirely.

If you have guests at home, we suggest you serve the glasses with the ice cream and coffee separately. In this way, each diner can pour their coffee into the ice cream and enjoy it freshly served. You can also prepare a platter with nuts or other accompaniments.