Affogato | Italian Coffee Dessert

An easy cold Italian dessert with coffee and gelato/ ice cream…




I can’t believe that we are almost so close to the blessed month. There is a sense of excitement as the month is fast approaching. May Allah bless us to reach the month and also go through the month with His maximum rewards… Aameen Ya Rubb… From the blogging perspective, I am still in two minds whether I need to post during the month or not. I may keep my posting to a bare minimum, from one to two posts a week, or maybe none. I really don’t want to stress myself on the blogging, when I have a lot of things going on… InShaAllah, will go as per how days pass…


Since the days are getting warmer, I thought, why not post a super easy dessert, which gets done in seconds. Affogato – a funny name, I know – means “drowned”, and yes, a scoop or two of gelato or good quality ice cream is sunk into a couple of shots of espresso. I have had this dessert outside a couple of times, but I feel it is more economical to make it at home. 😉 All you need is one scoop or two of very good gelato or ice cream – preferably vanilla or any flavor that goes with coffee, like chocolate or nut flavors. Try not to use any regular ice cream, since it seriously affects the end taste. Also, the coffee needs to be strong. I made my coffee in my French press using two tablespoons of roast coffee in half cup of boiled water. You can even make instant coffee if that is what you have, but quite strong. I went ahead and topped it with some chocolate syrup, which you can conveniently skip… This is amazing if you are an avid coffee lover, and so easy to make too… Off to the recipe…





Affogato | Italian Coffee Dessert

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda AR


  • 1-2 scoops ice cream good quality, preferably vanilla
  • 1-2 shots espresso refer notes
  • Chocolate syrup as required optional


  • In a small glass, put the ice cream.
  • Pour the espresso on top and drizzle chocolate syrup if using. Dig in immediately!


You can use half cup of strong coffee, instead of espresso. 


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