EAT | Classic Italian Affogato
Yes we are still celebrating Ice Cream Month here at High Walls, and this week’s addition is the Italian classic, Affogato. I’m sure you’ve heard of this before. Despite its fancy Italian name (which literally means ‘drowned’!) this one is deceptively simple! You take a shot of espresso pour it over a generous scoop of ice cream, allowing the hot and cold temperatures to meld the contents into a marbled cup of delicious.
I have to admit, even though I don’t drink coffee, this is one of my favourite recipes I’ve shot for this blog! I love the simplicity of it all. The swirl of melted ice cream against the dark espresso. It’s all very decadent without being expensive or time consuming. It’s one of those recipes that is perfect all year round.
We stuck with the traditional recipe, but if you’re in the mood for a late night alternative, you can always add in a shot of Frangelico or even your favourite whiskey or port. Nightcap anyone?
Vanilla Ice Cream
1 shot of Espresso
|1. In a bowl or wide glass, place a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.
2. Prepare a shot of espresso, preferably with a coffee maker - instant coffee is not really going to cut it here, and while still hot, pour over the ice cream. If adding alcohol, then pour this over at the same time.
3. Serve immediately with a spoon. If you normally take a lot of milk in your coffee you may want to add extra ice cream to taste.