Italian Cakes & Dessert Recipes

AFFOGATO AL CAFFE’: FOR A DELICIOUS ITALIAN MEAL END

This is a typical Italian end to a meal.
It’s a mix of strong coffee and delicious ‘gelato.’
Don’t worry, it helps the digestion.
So easy and so tasty!

 


 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 scoops of gelato (ice cream)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened espresso
  • whipped cream
  • bitter cocoa powder to taste
  • chocolate chips to taste

 

DIRECTIONS:

Prepare the coffee with the mocha or espresso machine and, once ready, let it cool a bit until it is lukewarm.
While the coffee pot is on the stove, put the ice cream in the glasses.
Pour the coffee over the ice cream.
Decorate with whipped cream, cocoa powder and chocolate chips before serving.

 

Coffee affogato: with which ice cream flavor?

For a perfect coffee affogato, it is fundamental not only to choose high quality coffee blends, but also to match the right ice-cream flavor, therefore able to combine well with the espresso flavor.

Which flavor to choose?

Let’s take a look at some alternatives:

Vanilla ice cream. The classic combination, just to be on the safe side.
Fiordilatte ice cream. Another flavor dear to tradition, perfect for combining with coffee.
Hazelnut ice cream. It is well known that the roasted flavor of this fruit goes great with espresso, as in hazelnut coffee, an exquisite Neapolitan specialty.
Cream ice cream. We always remain on the classic, but this variant is even more delicious.
Coconut ice cream. A delicious combination that lends itself to an alcoholic variant with the addition of a small glass of coffee liqueur.
Almond ice cream. Refined combination, surely appreciated by the most refined palates.

 

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