Affogato usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream
topped with a shot of hot espresso. (Thanks, Wikipedia!)
I surprised my dude with an especially nice dinner the other night which consisted of garlic-butter tilapia, garlic angelhair, and steamed veggies. Looked pretty on the place, tasted even better.
Now, after having such a great dinner, one must follow it up with an equally great dessert. Cue a last-minute run to the grocery store to get vanilla bean ice cream for affogato.
How to make your own delicious affogato. Easiest thing ever, I swear.
- Scoop ice cream into bowl or mug.
- Pour freshly made espresso over ice cream. (We use the Marimba stove-top espresso maker. I suppose you could use drip brewed coffee if that’s what you have–just make it extra strong!)
PS: we used small bowls here but I recommend using mugs because there is usually espresso left over after the ice cream has been eaten, and it is easier to drink out of a mug.