If I can only choose one style of coffee as my favorite, it will be Affogato. Cold ice cream (Dairy Free in my case) floating in hot espresso, creamy sweetness melting into the black intoxicating bitters. I want to slow down and savor the wonderful hot, cold, bitter, sweet contrast but minutes of indulgence are often short for a dessert like this. Small as it can be, one serving is never enough.
This classic Italian dessert coffee is simple yet uncommon in cafes and bistros. Something I can’t understand. It isn’t a complicated fix, just good coffee + good ice cream. Sometimes a few chocolate chip.
Resorting to making it at home is thus natural. Not to worry if you lack of equipments. No espresso machine? No ice cream maker? Come join my cheat’s club and fix an affogato in just 1 minute. I won’t call this a recipe. It is just a delicious cheating idea.
Cheat’s Affogato with Salted Caramel Ice Cream
I choose salted caramel ice cream (Dairy Free) simply because of my love for caramel latte, so I thought the choice could be equally lovely. Gladly, it was. To make it more interesting, I’ve added lightly toasted silvered almonds and a drizzle of vanilla bourbon caramel, but they are optional. If you have fancier ideas for add-ins, just toss them in by all means.
Step One: A Glass or Cup
Step Two: A Tiny bit of coffee or espresso; if neither- Instant coffee (its delicious!)
Step three: Gather your ingredients together
Step four: Put the ice cream in the cup and pour over!
Step five: Add additional ingredients. Sit back. Drink. Enjoy. Do it all over again