4 shots Freshly brewed espresso coffee (just freshly brewed)
4 scoops Vanilla ice-cream
⅓ cup Whipped cream (optional)
Demerara sugar (optional)
Affogato is an exotic dessert that lets you finish off a meal in style. This dessert is native to Italy and Affogato simply stands for ‘drowned’ in Italian. Affogato is a coffee-based dessert, and when cream meets coffee, it is nothing short of comforting! Next time you see Affogato al Caffè on a menu, remember that it simply stands for Italian ice cream with coffee.
While too much of coffee can be dangerous, when taken in moderation, coffee has been proven to possess health benefits. Coffee contains caffeine, the component behind its ‘pick-me-up’ factor. Caffeine, in reasonable amounts, helps functioning of the brain, relieves common colds, and acts as a laxative.
How to make Affogato Recipe
If you are confused about the ratio of coffee to ice cream, just make it an ounce of espresso for every scoop of ice cream. This recipe takes about 7 minutes to prepare and is enough to serve 4 people.
Affogato doesn’t require you level the temperature of ingredients. When chilled ice-cream combined with steaming hot espresso melts in your mouth, you might have just earned a ticket to heaven!