• 1 scoop of high-quality vanilla gelato or ice cream
  • 1 shot (about 1 ounce) of hot espresso
  • Optional toppings:
    • Shaved chocolate
    • Crushed amaretti cookies
    • Caramel or chocolate sauce
    • Toasted nuts


1. Prepare the Espresso:

  • Brew a fresh shot of espresso using an espresso machine. If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can use strong brewed coffee or instant espresso powder dissolved in hot water as an alternative.

2. Scoop the Gelato/Ice Cream:

  • Place one generous scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream into a small serving cup or glass.

3. Pour the Espresso:

  • Immediately pour the hot espresso over the gelato or ice cream.

4. Add Toppings (Optional):

  • If desired, add toppings such as shaved chocolate, crushed amaretti cookies, caramel or chocolate sauce, or toasted nuts for extra flavor and texture.

5. Serve:

  • Serve the affogato immediately with a small spoon. The hot espresso will start to melt the cold gelato, creating a deliciously creamy mixture.

Enjoy your Affogato, a simple yet elegant dessert that beautifully contrasts hot and cold, bitter and sweet flavors!