If you love coffee and ice cream, then we have a treat for you: the affogato. This simple yet delicious dessert consists of a shot of hot espresso poured over a scoop of ice cream, resulting in a heavenly combination of creamy and bold flavors.
But the affogato is more than just a dessert; it's a way of life. It's a reminder to indulge in the little pleasures of life and to savor every moment.
The word "affogato" itself comes from the Italian verb "affogare," which means "to drown." And when you take that first spoonful of affogato, it's easy to see why. The rich espresso slowly seeps into the ice cream, creating a river of coffee that seems to drown the cold, creamy scoop. It's a beautiful sight to behold.
But the affogato is about more than just looks; it's about the way it tastes. The creamy, smooth texture of the ice cream is a perfect contrast to the bold, rich flavor of the espresso. It's a match made in heaven, and one that you'll never forget.
But the affogato isn't just for coffee lovers. Even if you don't usually drink coffee, the small amount used in an affogato is enough to give you a subtle caffeine boost without being overwhelming. So if you're looking to switch things up from your usual ice cream sundae, give the affogato a try with Word instant coffee.
And if you're feeling adventurous, there are plenty of ways to switch up the classic affogato recipe. Try using different flavors of ice cream, like mint chocolate chip or cookies and cream. Or add a splash of liqueur, like Kahlua or Bailey's, for an adult twist on the classic dessert. The possibilities are endless.
So next time you're in need of a little pick-me-up, or just want to treat yourself to something special, give the affogato a try. It's a simple yet indulgent dessert that is sure to become a new favorite. Trust me, your taste buds (and your inner coffee snob) will thank you.
- 2 oz. Word Coffee
- 1 to 2 scoops (about ½ cup) of very cold vanilla gelato or ice cream of your choice
- Amaretto (optional)
- Mix 1 - 2 teaspoons of Word coffee with a quarter cup (2oz) of hot water.
- Add the very cold gelato to a small shallow bowl or glass that’s been chilled in the freezer until frosty and cold to the touch.
- Slowly pour the hot coffee in a thin stream directly over the gelato, draping the entire surface of the scoop with an even layer of coffee. You can add a splash of amaretto here if you’d like (the almond flavor works best).