Affogato

Affogato

Affogato

An affogato (Italian for “drowned”) is a coffee-based beverage or dessert. “Affogato style”, which refers to the act of topping a drink or dessert with espresso, may also incorporate caramel sauce or chocolate sauce

Makes 6 servings

  • 3/4 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 pint coffee ice cream
  • 9 savoiardi (Italian crisp ladyfingers), coarsely crumbled
  • 1 1/4 cups freshly brewed espresso (10 ounces) or 1 1/4 cups boiling water and
  • 3 tablespoons instant-espresso powder
  • A small piece bittersweet chocolate

1 shot of espresso = 1/8 cup extremely strong  coffee

Preparation

Beat cream with sugar until it just holds stiff peaks.

Divide vanilla and coffee ice creams among glasses, then top with ladyfingers. Pour hot espresso on top and dollop with whipped cream. Grate chocolate on top.

affogato

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