Italian Affogato Recipe


Affogato Recipe


  • 2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream/gelato See Note 1

  • 1 shot espresso coffee (or very strong plunger coffee) See Note 2

  • 1 shot your favourite liqueur – optional


  1. Place the desired amount of ice-cream in a chilled café latte glass or similar. – see Note 3

  2. Pour a shot of hot espresso over the ice-cream.

  3. If using, pour over a shot glass of your favourite liqueur.

  4. Or if you prefer, serve each ingredient separately to your guests for them to add as preferred.

  5. Serve immediately and eat with a spoon.

  6. I like to serve Affogato with a few biscuits on the side for textural contrast.

Recipe courtesy of Alexandra

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