Affogato
Affogato
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 affogato with a biscotti on the side.  For another refreshing drink made with sorbet, try our sgroppino recipe.
Vanilla Affogato

(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
1 pint vanilla gelato or ice cream
Shaved chocolate (optional)

Directions:

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.
Serve immediately.
Chocolate Affogato

(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

1 pint chocolate gelato or ice cream
8 tablespoons finely chopped semisweet chocolate
8 tablespoons hot freshly brewed espresso
8 tablespoons dark rum

Directions:

Place one scoop of gelato in 4 tall glasses or large coffee mugs.
Spoon 2 tablespoons each chocolate, espresso, and rum over each.
Serve immediately.
Almond Affogato


Use vanilla gelato or ice cream with hot espresso and Amaretto
Proceed following directions above.
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1 pint vanilla gelato or ice cream
Shaved chocolate
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
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