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What Is Affogato - An Espresso Drink or a Dessert

Apr 21

An affogato is a popular drink that can be found on menus across the country. It is a rich, creamy blend of two very different flavours. While generally considered a dessert, some people do believe the affogato is a coffee drink. It is often served in a tall glass with espresso and topped off with a scoop of ice cream.

Affogato is Italian for "drowned". It is traditionally served as a dessert in the winter months. But it can be enjoyed year round and is made from chocolate and espresso. It is a rich and creamy dessert that is made by melting chocolate with espresso, then whisking it into a thick cream.

The Affogato

Affogato is an Italian dessert that has become popular throughout the world. It's made by combining espresso and vanilla ice cream. The two ingredients are combined in a blender and then served in a tall glass. The drink is called the affogato because it is so cold that you can see the bubbles in the espresso.

In my opinion, the most important aspect of the affogato is that it is a perfect balance between the two elements: coffee and milk. When I was in college, my friends and I would often discuss the affogato as one of our favorite desserts. However, they were all different. Some preferred a very strong espresso, some a light one. Some like it sweet, others prefer it unsweetened. And, of course, there are those who prefer it with whipped cream.

There is no doubt that the affogato has become a popular dessert. And while it is mostly viewed as a dessert, some cafés in Italy still categorise the affogato as a beverage. This is a matter of continuing debate.

The affogato is a combination of a dessert and a cocktail. You have the ice cream and the espresso, and then you add the alcohol. A couple of years ago, I was in Brazil and I had an affogato for the first time. I was at a restaurant and they served me an affogato with a chocolate gelato. It was amazing! It was like a combination of ice cream and a shot of espresso. It was a great dessert.

This great dessert that has been around for a while is still making its rounds. Affogato, or in English, "drowned coffee", is one of those desserts that you can't eat too much of. Or should I say drink. The problem is not with the sugar content, or the calories. The problem is that being caffeinated, you could end up getting the jitters, if you have too much of it.

How to Make a Really Great Affogato at Home

Some people say an affogato is like an upgraded iced latte, but I think it's even better than that. It's like a smooth, delicious espresso drink with a swirl of creamy, melted chocolate.

In Italy the coffee-based affogato is made with just three ingredients, espresso, gelato, and a shot of liqueur. But when the hot espresso gets poured over the cold gelato, it's pure bliss.

I've been making this single-serve dessert for almost 25 years now, and it's the most perfect single-serve dessert I know how to make.

According to BrewEspressoCoffee.com the affogato recipe calls for fior di latte gelato, but vanilla gelato, or a quality vanilla bean ice cream works, too. You can even switch it up to use flavored ice creams such as chocolate or mint chip, or try coffee or mocha for an extra hit of caffeine. Better yet, make your own gelato or ice cream from scratch.

As for the ratio of gelato to espresso, a classic affogato is made with two cups gelato to one shot of espresso. But when you're making it at home, this ratio is flexible, and can easily be adjusted based on who you're serving. When I was a kid, the ratio of gelato to espresso was a little (ok, a lot) higher, but watching my grandma pour the hot espresso over the cold gelato however skimpy her pour may have been had me hooked nonetheless.

Is the Espresso for an Affogato Specially Brewed? 

If you are making an Affogato, you need to make sure that the espresso you use is good enough to drink on its own. The espresso used in an Affogato should be strong and rich. An espresso alternative such as the AeroPress, or the Moka pot are acceptable, according to the same BrewEspressoCoffee.com source, but they are going to taste different from a real espresso pulled from a pump espresso machine.