Friday, September 14, 2012

Affogato al Caffè (Ice Cream with Coffee)

It's 102º F (39º C) right now in Los Angeles.  It's fair to say it's too (bloody) hot, right?

So, it's time for a refreshing Italian treat: Affogato al Caffè, which means "drowned in coffee".

This is incredibly easy and takes no time at all. All you need is coffee and vanilla ice-cream (whipped cream adds a crowing touch, but it's not necessary.)


Ingredients for one serving:

one scoop of vanilla ice-cream
one shot of hot espresso
freshly whipped cream, optional
chocolate curls, shavings etc, optional

Place the ice cream in a serving glass, dish, etc. as
long as it is clear glass or plastic.

Pour the hot coffee over the ice cream.

Decorate with cream and chocolate, if desired.

I gave this Affogatto a British twist, by adding a piece of Flake! 

You can't go wrong, any way you make it, it's deliciously refreshing!

The pink you see is bougainvillea reflecting through the window!

If you like this treat, you'll probably really like these too:


Questions, comments? I'd love to hear from you!