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