Friday, July 29, 2011

Gelato Affogato

AFFOGATO in the Italian lingo literally means "Drowned."  The ever-popular dessert  GELATO AFFOGATO  is a combination of vanilla ice cream with robust, piping hot espresso. Not only is this recipe a cinch to prepare, it is also dramatically irresistible...

But proceed with caution; make sure you use the best quality ice cream and coffee available to bring out the full glory of this easy preparation.

Ingredients: (to make 1 serving)

- 2 shots Espresso (I prefer FAR SKYES Premium Roast Arabica), about 50ml

- 2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream


1) Place 2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream into a small coffee or espresso cup

2) Top with double-shot of espresso and serve immediately

Oh, as a final advice:  after every spoonful don't forget to take time and bask in the mouthfeel of contrasting texture and changing temperature...

Flavored Gelato Affogato

To make this variation, simply add a tablepspoon (15ml) of your favorite flavored syrup (my favorites are Stasero Hazelnut, Stasero Cherry and Stasero White Chocolate) to the Affogato.

* You can do an adult (spiked) variation by adding your favorite liqueur such as - Sambuca, Amaretto, Frangelico, or Bailey's. 1-tablespoon per serving.