Affogato is an Italian dessert that is made of ice cream and coffee. There are variations that also use Amaretto or other liqueurs and sometimes toppings like nuts. It is easy to prepare but extremely delicious. Hereâ€™s a recipe based on Giada de Laurentiis, but with a twist.
1/3 cup cold whipping cream
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon espresso powder
1/4 cup Kahlua or hazelnut liqueur
1 pint vanilla ice cream or gelato
Refrigerate the whipped cream
Combine the water and espresso powder in a cup or heatproof glass. Mix well.
Place the ice cream in a bowl and beat it using an electric mixer until it is soft and soft peaks form.
Scoop the ice cream to separate glasses or bowls. Pour one shot of espresso and half a shot of Kahlua or hazelnut liqueur on each glass. Top it with whipped cream and garnish with nuts or chocolate bits if desired. Serve immediately.
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