Classic Italian affogato recipe

By Delicious

  1. Serves 4
  2. Ready in 10 minutes
  3. Rating

Ready in 10 minutes, this Italian classic is so simple. Douse vanilla ice-cream in espresso coffee. The chocolate is optional.

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Classic Italian affogato


  1. 200ml made-up hot strong Cafédirect espresso coffee
  2. 4 scoops good-quality vanilla ice cream
  3. Plain chocolate (optional)


  1. 1. Make the espresso coffee, which will be enough for 4 little after-dinner coffee cups.
  2. 2. Put the ice cream into 4 dessert glasses or cups. Drown (the literal meaning of affogato) each with coffee and serve while warm and melting. For an added treat, you could melt a few pieces of plain chocolate in the hot coffee before pouring over the ice cream.

Chef's tip

Baileys Ice Cream is also delicious, even though it’s not the real Italian job.


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