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Affogato al Caffe

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Jennifer Locklin


  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream
  • 6 4 oz cups freshly brewed hot espresso
  • Garnish: Shaved dark chocolate optional


  • At least 1-hour ahead, divide generous ice cream scoops into 6 dessert bowls or coffee cups. Place back into freezer to firm up and chill dishes completely.
  • Shave dark chocolate for garnish, cover and set aside in a cool place.
  • Immediately before serving, brew 6 (4 oz) cups espresso
  • Pour 4 oz of espresso over each dish, quickly garnish with chocolate shavings and serve right away.
  • If you are using liqueur, drizzle a small amount into each dish before garnishing with chocolate.
  • Serve with Biscoff or Pirouette cookies on the side.