Italian Dessert


Ready for the world’s simplest, most delicious pick-me-up?

Enter the affogato, gelato “drowned” in espresso. In other words: meet your new summer go-to. 

The next time you experience a midday lull or need a last-minute dessert, turn to this Italian classic, which will take both your coffee and dessert breaks to another level.

Yield: 1 serving*

1 scoop vanilla or hazelnut gelato
¼ cup hot espresso 
¼ cup hazelnut liqueur, optional (not recommended for workday pick-me-ups)


Scoop the gelato into a serving bowl, glass, or coffee cup.

Stir the hot espresso and hazelnut liqueur (if using) together, then pour the mixture over the gelato.

Serve immediately.

*This recipe can be doubled, tripled, and quadrupled as needed to please the crowd (or your own needs).

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