Looking for an easy Affogato recipe? Affogato with Coffee Liqueur is a new favorite! It's an after dinner coffee, dessert and cocktail all in one!
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Affogato is so Easy!
I feel like I have been living under a rock. Apparently there was this simply amazing and oh so simple dessert floating around that I had no idea even existed. Affogato, which means drowned is just that - it is vanilla ice cream or gelato that you drown in espresso. I was reading A Suitcase and Spatula, when I stumbled upon affogato! How could there be something so simple and so wonderful and I had never had it. I love espresso. I love vanilla ice cream. I love dark chocolate. I love desserts that come together in literally a matter of minutes. The hardest part of this dessert is making the espresso - and if I must confess I just used really, really strong coffee.
Since I adore homemade liqueurs, I just so happened to have some homemade coffee liqueur. Perfect to turn this into an even more adult dessert. I have to say that this was the easiest dessert that I have ever made and quite possibly one of my favorites. The espresso, slowly melts the ice cream (anyone else remember being a child and stirring your bowl of ice cream until you had ice cream soup?). The dark chocolate shavings add a little texture and a bitter sweet component. Heaven.
Affogato with Coffee Liqueur
- 2 fluid ounces espresso
- 1 fluid ounce coffee liqueur
- 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream a small scoop
- dark chocolate bar
- Brew espresso.
- Add ice cream to glass. Pour espresso over the ice cream, then coffee liqueur. Shave some of the dark chocolate over the top.
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