Warmer weather means more Ice Cream! A good friend of mine, last night, had an espresso and then plopped a nice round scoop of vanilla ice cream in it. Affogato! We screamed! “You’ve drowned your ice cream in espresso!” Affogato means ‘drowned’ and it’s a very Italian thing to do to your espresso. There are a few varieties, once with a bit of Amaretto added, but imagine the possibilities with different ice creams and different flavored espressos – be creative!
Affogato is traditionally a strong cup of espresso with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream, but imagine the possibilities? Almond flavored espresso with a dollop of coffee ice cream topped with a some thick chocolate syrup. Or maybe a mint flavored chocolate chip ice cream doused with a large cup of espresso. Really endless ideas!