An affogato (Italian, "drowned") is a coffee-based dessert. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of amaretto or other liqueur.
500g good-quality vanilla ice-cream
120ml Italian liqueur (such as amaretto or Frangelico)
4 espresso cups freshly brewed strong, black coffee
- Scoop ice-cream into 4 chilled bowls or cups, pour 30ml of liqueur over each. Top with hot coffee and serve immediately.