Everything about Italian classic espresso affogato
The coffee world is HUGE!
From Australia to Italy, there are different types and variations of coffee, which are tried and tested to make the best version of them. One of them is Espresso Affogato (a Classic Italian option). Have you ever heard of it? It is one of those options which you should indulge in and give it a try. You might wonder what it means.
It means poached or drowned just like the poached eggs. In simple terms, the ice cream is drowned in warm coffee/warm coffee with nutty liquor.
What is it?
Well! Its origin is from Italy but slowly everyone around the world became familiar with it. However, it is not known how and when it came into existence. The best part is that you can prepare it at home because of the level of simplicity it has. Just try it once and you are going to develop the taste for it. Originally the recipe has 2 Italian classics which includes:
- A shot of freshly brewed espresso and one vanilla scoop
- You can add fior di latte gelato
As its demand kept increasing, different variations were seen from the original one. You can think of the different gelato flavors, forfeited wines, chocolate, cocoa nibs, ice cream infused with spices, crumbled cookies, or biscotti.
First of all, you need to make sure that the ice cream or gelato is frozen to make sure that the ice cream does not melt easily. In addition, the serving glass should be frozen. In case, you are making more of these at one time, then can serve both of them separately and let the guests prepare their glass themselves.
How to eat it?
You should enjoy it with a spoon. Make sure to make ice cream first, then coffee, and then coffee with melted ice cream.
YUMmm and Divine!
This is what will come to your mind when you eat it. Although, it is your personal preference how you would like to have it and it can be considered as a drink option. You can have it after a fulfilling meal or enjoy it after lunch while enjoying your favorite show.
Can I make it at home?
Yes! You can. You need a french press, AeroPress, or Moka pot to brew strong coffee.
What ice cream should I add?
Traditionally, vanilla ice cream is what gives the perfect taste you want or you can say it will enhance the flavor. Although, you can try out the other flavors like hazelnut, pistachio, chocolate, and any other of your own choice. Being a coffee and ice cream lover, I can assure you that you won’t regret having it.
How to make the original espresso affogato?
Here’s what all you need:
- 1 scoop of gelato (vanilla, fior di latte, or hazelnut)
- 1 shot of espresso
You need to place ice cream in a glass or latte cup. If the quantity is more than prepared separately as we have mentioned above and let the ice cream sit in the freezer. Make a strong coffee and pour it over the ice cream. Serve it right away!
Moreover, you can use cold brew if you like. If you want you can add chocolate, walnuts, roasted nuts, cacao nibs, waffles, and liquor. Try it out and let us know if you like it! Want to try any other delectable coffee and tasty food, then visit the best cafe in your area.
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