Affogato Recipe

This affogato recipe might just be the easiest dessert ever. All you need are a few scoops of ice cream and a glug of hot espresso.

I like to eat this with a spoon, savoring the bitter hot coffee against the creamy and cold ice cream.

Then, right at the end, you’ll have a velvety smooth coffee and melted ice cream drink. So it’s two treats in one!

And feel free to mix up the flavors. Use a different flavor of ice cream and mix up the sauces. You really can’t go wrong!

How To Make An Affogato

This is enough for two drinks.


  • 4 scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 4 ounces/shots of Espresso
  • 2 ounces/shots of Amaretto, Kahlua, or Bourbon (optional)
  • Caramel or Chocolate Sauce (optional)


  1. Chill glasses for 30 minutes if you have the time. 
  2. Drizzle the caramel or chocolate sauce in the glasses, if using. 
  3. Add 2 scoops of ice cream to each glass.
  4. Pour the hot coffee and alcohol (if using) over the ice cream. 
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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