Friday, November 27, 2009

Guest Blogger: Affogato

While I am away on my honeymoon, guest bloggers will be filling in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

As the holiday season approaches with relentless speed, I love to have a repertoire of simple, elegant dishes that please one and all. And, one dessert that pleases each and every time is affogato. Italian for “drowned”, affogato is composed of two ingredients in its simplest form. Ice cream and espresso... what's not to love?


  • 2 shots of espresso per person
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar, or more if desired
  • vanilla ice cream

Brew espresso and pour into a spouted container for easy pouring. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Stir to combine. Let the espresso cool until it's just barely warm. Spoon small scoops of ice cream into a highball glass. Pour espresso over ice cream at the table and serve.

Want to jazz it up a bit for the adults? Float a shot of Amaretto, Frangelico or Grand Marnier on top of the espresso. Or, top with whipped cream and a twist of lemon for a rich non-alcoholic option.

Guest Blogger: Michele Theresa, &



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