As you indulge in our extraordinary Affogato recipe, you will be transported to Italy. Discover the contrast between velvety vanilla ice cream and the robust intensity of espresso.

With this enticing Affogato dessert, you can experience the authentic taste of Italy. This delectable creation adds a new twist to your regular coffee routine. With our simple recipe, you can easily make this exquisite dessert in minutes. Serving Affogato will elevate any occasion, whether it's a lazy summer afternoon or a lively BBQ gathering.

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What is an Affogato?

The Affogato, an Italian masterpiece, is wonderful in its simplicity. This delicacy is a lovely combination of flavors, combining the lusciousness of vanilla ice cream with the intensity of espresso. Each spoonful of ice cream is a wonderful blend of creamy sweetness and richness. Read more on how to make an Affogato.

Step 1: You can expect an exceptional espresso experience with our DCA hazelnut coffee beans. You can either use ground beans or whole beans.

If you've purchased our wholebean option, simply begin by grinding the beans until they are perfectly smooth. However if you've purchased our ground then you can go ahead by filling the espresso basket, aim for 16-18g in a double basket or follow machine instructions.

Start the shot by inserting the loaded portafilter into the espresso machine. Set your home espresso machine to automatic mode if you have one. The optimal espresso shot should last between 25 and 30 seconds.

Step 2: Add two delicious scoops of vanilla ice cream or gelato into a small sipping glass and indulge your senses. Add your freshly brewed Hazelnut espresso. 

Step 3: To add a finishing touch, add shaved dark chocolate over the top of your drink. Serve immediately and enjoy the sumptuous delights of this espresso-infused bliss.

Time to make: 5 minutes

Level of difficulty: Medium

Affogato Ingredients:

This recipe uses:

  • Small drinking glass
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Espresso maker