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.
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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
- ½ 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.
Some other coffee desserts that you might like:
Coffee and Chocolate Espresso Shots
I'm thinking the only thing that could be better than affogato is boozy affogato! YUM!
Oh my word, this sounds so delicious! I, too, have never heard of affogato before this recipe, but now I can't wait to make it!
Amy Treasure says
Affogato is one of my favourites! This looks totally divine!
Claudia Lamascolo says
I love these photos they just draw me in to want some of this rich looking liqueur. I need this in my life!
debi at Life Currents says
I would like to dive into all of your coffee recipes. They all look so good! And, I love coffee! This affogato looks like a great place to start!
April J Harris says
I love Affogato, Pam, but I really like your version. The addition of the coffee liqueur makes it extra-special. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. Pinning.
Miz Helen says
What a special treat, wish I had one right now! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
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Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
I love ALL of those ingredients, too! I'm eating oatmeal right now but I SO wish I was eating an affogato 🙂
A long time favourite. Welcome to the Club!
Michelle @ Taste As You Go says
Just popping in to let you know I've included your affogato recipe in my round-up of iced coffee recipes on Taste As You Go. Thanks for contributing, Pam!
Welcome to the Club!
This looks so divine! This is definitely my kind of dessert. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Funtastic Friday.
Oh, this does sound wickedly good... and easy. Thanks for sharing. Kathleen
You are so cute, Pam. I too remember the first time I discovered this heavenly dessert. Isn't it wonderful when such simple things in life can send you into a whirl, lol...
It's too late to whip up one of these now but believe me, I'll be making extra strong coffee before dessert on Easter!
Thanks for sharing, Pam and for the welcome reminder:) (yes, I remember squishing up my ice cream, always chocolate:)
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
This looks VERY tempting Pam! I would never have thought to try something like this without seeing your recipe!
I'm glad I'm not the only one who pays a great deal of attention to the food in the books I read. Looks like a terrific dessert, even if it is just a fancy name for a grown-up's ice cream sundae (which is a perfect dessert in most people's eyes, anyway).
heather @french press says
now this truly is the perfect after dinner treat!
Jackie Copeland says
Yum! I am actually one of the few who doesn't care for the taste of coffee, but this looks amazing!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says
This sounds amazing! Such a perfect end to a meal 🙂