Affogato – Vanilla Ice Cream with Espresso

Espresso with Ice CreamSome weeks back I was given an Nespresso machine as a birthday gift 🙂  and when I opened the box I was hoping George Clooney might have made  a surprise appearance… I think he may have been a bit busy! But like George Clooney in the advertisement for Nespressoice cream and coffee are perfect partners in the culinary world. I am soooo in “coffee love” with my Nespresso machine, which are effortless to use. At the Nespresso store in Bahrain’s City Center Mall, you can try samples of the coffee before buying, very helpful when choosing your favorites.

Espresso with Ice CreamAffogato is a classic Italian dessert which consists of a scoop of vanilla ice cream drowned in a shot of hot espresso. The contrast in the hot and cold, sweet and bitter makes this dessert very pleasurable to eat. Affogato makes a wonderful after dinner dessert, combining dessert and coffee into one. Of course you don’t have to limit yourself to having this simple treat at dinner parties… I don’t. If you want a coffee flavored ice cream… have an Affogato… it’s that simple.

Affogato

Ingredients:

  • 4 generous scoops of a good quality vanilla ice cream
  • 4 shots of freshly brewed espresso

How to serve: Place a scoop of ice cream into a cup or dish, pour over the hot espresso. Serve immediately. Serves 4

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