The Affogato is a delightfully simple yet indulgent Italian dessert that combines the rich taste of espresso with the creamy sweetness of vanilla ice cream. It's both a drink and a dessert, offering a perfect balance of warmth, cold, sweetness, and bitterness in every spoonful.

Glass Type: Dessert Glas


  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato
  • 1 shot of hot espresso


  • Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a small bowl or dessert glass.
  • Brew a shot of espresso.
  • Immediately pour the hot espresso over the ice cream just before serving.
  • Optional: Garnish with a sprinkle of cocoa powder, chocolate shavings, or nuts for added texture and flavor.

Did You Know?

  • "Affogato" means "drowned" in Italian, referring to the ice cream being drowned in espresso.
  • The contrast between the hot espresso and the cold ice cream makes the Affogato a unique dessert experience.
  • It's a versatile dessert that can be customized with different flavors of ice cream or additional toppings, though the classic version with vanilla ice cream remains the most popular.