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affogato al cafe in glass

Affogato-An Italian Coffee Dessert Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: Italian


Affogato is an Italian coffee and ice cream dessert that is perfect for entertaining, yet easy enough for an everyday treat!


  • 1 shot espresso or 1/4 cup strongly brewed coffee
  • 1 scoop gelato or ice cream
  • Chocolate Shavings for garnish if desired


  1. Scoop gelato into small serving dish
  2. Top with espresso and garnish as desired.


  • allow coffee to cool and/or serve in a chilled cup to make the drink last longer

Keywords: affogato

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