Affogato is an Italian drink that makes a wonderful alternative to iced coffee on a hot summer day. Affogato
literally means "drowned". It generally consists of gelato (Italian ice cream) that is topped with hot espresso
or a liqueur. You can use freshly brewed espresso, instant or decaffeinated espresso, if you prefer. As with
the recipe for almond affogato, you may also top your drink with a liqueur such as Kahlua, Grand Marnier, or
Frangelico. You can also add a little powdered chocolate milk mix to the coffee for a mocha flavor. Serve
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
Shaved chocolate (optional)
Beat the cream until stiff peaks form.
Cover and refrigerate.
Stir the espresso powder into the boiling water until dissolved.
Place one scoop of gelato into 4 tall glasses or large coffee mugs.
Pour 2 to 4 tablespoons hot espresso over each.
Top each with a dollop of whipped cream and shaved chocolate.
8 tablespoons finely chopped semisweet chocolate
8 tablespoons hot freshly brewed espresso
8 tablespoons dark rum
Place one scoop of gelato in 4 tall glasses or large coffee mugs.
Spoon 2 tablespoons each chocolate, espresso, and rum over each.
Use vanilla gelato or ice cream with hot espresso and Amaretto
Proceed following directions above.
4 tablespoons orange liqueur
1 pint vanilla gelato or ice cream
Freshly grated nutmeg
4 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup hot espresso
Pour 1 tablespoon liqueur into each of 4
cups. Add 1/2 cup scoop of gelato to each.
Sprinkle with chocolate, nutmeg, and orange
zest. Spoon 2 tablespoons espresso over
gelato. Serve immediately. Makes 4