July 06, 2018

Espresso Affogato Recipe

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Ice cream? Coffee? How about both. Espresso affogato is an Italian classic that combines the cold, creamy sweetness of gelato with the exciting boldness of espresso. A simple treat, but one that is sure to please and can be adapted for all tastes.

How to Make Espresso Affogato


1 shot espresso
1 scoop vanilla gelato or ice cream


Scoop the gelato into a medium coffee cup or bowl. Pour the hot espresso over the gelato.

Meant to be enjoyed immediately, your first is a delicate blend of icy cold gelato coated with espresso. As the gelato melts, you will be treated to a delicately sweet drink.

Personalize your treat by experimenting with ratios and flavors. Our Segafredo Intenso provides hints of chocolate and toasted nut, while our Segafredo Delicato brings out fruity and citrus notes. Though vanilla gelato is a classic, try other flavors such as hazelnut or chocolate.

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