If you are a fan of iced coffee drinks or coffee ice cream, affogato coffee is made for you.
Affogato is an espresso based coffee drink prepared with ice cream. Even though affogato and iced coffee have several common ingredients, their preparation processes are completely different - which results in different tastes.
When we make iced coffee, we put all ingredients together and mix them well. This is because we want to get completely new, refreshing and soft coffee drink. Properly prepared iced coffee will not reveal a sharp espresso taste.
However, when making affogato, we won’t mix coffee and ice cream, we just put them together. Our main goal is to keep original taste and form of each ingredient.
This hot, strong espresso coffee and light, sweet vanilla ice cream combo give an unforgettable experience. But, just wait to see the simplicity of this recipe…
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
1 cup freshly brewed espresso coffee
Put vanilla ice cream into the cup. Take freshly brewed espresso and just pour over the ice cream. The espresso should fill the cup but it should not cover ice cream entirely. Do not stir. If you want to add sugar to your coffee, do it before you cover ice cream with espresso.
The traditional affogato recipe uses just two ingredients: espresso and ice cream.
Depending on your taste, you can add whipped cream, syrup or cinnamon on the top. Different ice cream flavors are also allowed and you may even add a few drops of your favorite liqueur.
You don’t have an espresso machine at home?! That’s fine.
Single serve brewers: take one k-cup / pod/ capsule (dark roasted blend) and brew it directly to the cup with ice cream.
Drip coffee makers: make your coffee strong and follow the recipe.
Espresso powder: take 1 tsp of espresso powder, 1 small cup of boiling water and mix them together. Pour over the ice cream.
You see, it can’t get easier than that! So sweet & creamy – and it’s ready in no time.
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