Taste

Affogato Recipes, Because Espresso Should Come With A Scoop Of Ice Cream

Life is too short to drink espresso without ice cream.
06/23/2017 06:00am ET

Italy has a great many culinary achievements to be proud of ― the wine, the cheese, the pasta ― but we think Italians’ real genius in the kitchen is best exemplified with the simple affogato.

For those of you new to this espresso-based dessert, an affogato is a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso poured on top. The ice cream is “drowned” in the espresso ― affogato is the Italian word for drowned ― and it is the perfect pairing of two of our favorite things.

Vanilla ice cream and espresso is the classic flavor duo, but there are a lot of twists on this combo, of course. We gathered together all the interesting affogatos we could find. (One of them even uses cold brew in place of espresso.) See for yourself:

1
Dirty Masala Chai Affogato
The First Mess
Get the Dirty Masala Chai Affogato recipe from The First Mess
2
Irish Whiskey Affogato
Honestly Yum
Get the Irish Whiskey Affogato recipe from Honestly Yum
3
Banana Fosters Affogato
The Almond Eater
Get the Banana Fosters Affogato recipe from The Almond Eater
4
Chai Affogato (With Honey-Sweetened Coconut Milk Ice Cream)
Cookie And Kate
5
Cotton Candy Affogato
I Am A Food Blog
Get the Cotton Candy Affogato recipe from I Am A Food Blog
6
Salted Caramel Affogato
Drizzle And Drip
Get the Salted Caramel Affogato recipe from Drizzle & Drip
7
Peppermint Affogato
How Sweet It Is
Get the Peppermint Affogato recipe from How Sweet It Is
8
Kahlua Crunch Affogato
Bakers Royale
Get the Kahlua Crunch Affogato recipe from Bakers Royale
9
Chocolate Stout Affogato
Katie At The Kitchen Door
Get the Chocolate Stout Affogato recipe from Katie At The Kitchen Door
10
Cold Brew Coffee Soda Floats
How Sweet It Is
Get the Cold Brew Coffee Soda Floats recipe from How Sweet It Is