5 Ingredients or Fewer


April 21, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

Ever since I bought my husband the coffee machine my mornings have been delightfully filled with the dark scent of espresso, which is dutifully brought in it's doll house cup to my bedside. (Yup, that's the gift that keeps on giving and no mistake.) Affogato is the perfect way to showcase really great coffee. A sophisticated after dinner treat, or a special treat-y breakfast in bed - your call. —MakeThatMakeThis

What You'll Need
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 generous ball of vanilla ice cream
  • Sugar to taste
  1. Scoop the ice cream into a glass or bowl and freeze to get it really cold. (5 minutes - a couple of hours)
  2. Make (or buy) some espresso
  3. Pour the espresso over the cold ice cream
  4. Sweeten to taste if necessary (Even if you like coffee sweet, you might find that the ice cream is enough)

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3 Reviews

hardlikearmour April 22, 2011
Love your illustration, it's beautiful.
dymnyno April 21, 2011
You have coffee and ice cream for breakfast???
MakeThatMakeThis April 22, 2011
Absolutely! Obviously, as a treat, but, you only live once.
Actually, I first had ice cream for breakfast in Rome. You get a hollowed out mini brioche filled with orange ice cream and you eat it like a sandwich. Amazing.