Classic Italian affogato

  • for 4 people
  • Ready in 10 minutes
  • Easy
Ready in 10 minutes, this Italian affogato recipe is so simple, just douse vanilla ice-cream in espresso coffee.

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


1. Make the espresso coffee, which will be enough for 4 little after-dinner coffee cups.
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.

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

From May 2005

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