Perhaps you’re like me and have never heard the word affogato. My daughter shared this fabulous dessert just before the holidays and it was so easy and delicious. Affogato describes and names a dessert composed of espresso poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato. What could be simpler! It is good enough to serve for company.


1 Tbsp instant coffee or espresso powder
3 tsp sugar
4-6 round shortbread cookies
1 bar (100g) of good quality dark chocolate, grated
Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream

Put the 1 Tbsp of instant coffee and the sugar in a small pitcher, set aside.

Crumble the shortbread cookies and place the crumbs in the bottom of your dessert dish, about 1-2 Tbsp of crumbs in each bowl.

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Put some crumbled cookies crumbs in the bottom of each dessert dish.

When ready to serve dessert heat some boiling water and add ¼-½ cup of boiling water to your instant coffee. Place two scoops of ice cream in each dish on top of the cookie crumbs. Sprinkle with the grated chocolate. Give each person their dish of ice cream and allow them to spoon some of the coffee sauce over their ice cream.

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Affogato – simple and delicious.

Simple and oh so delicious, even in the dead of winter!

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