Coffee and Cream, the Perfect Team: How to Make a Delicious Affogato

Looking for a simple and elegant dessert that combines the best of coffee and ice cream? Look no further than Affogato! This classic Italian dessert is easy to make but packs a punch of flavour that will leave your taste buds wanting more. So, grab your favourite ice cream and a shot of espresso, and let's get started!

What you'll need:


  • Jersey Dairy Soft Scoop Ice Cream
  • Barista & Co Samba Nights Coffee Beans
  • Sweet Espresso Sauce


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Affogato: Step by Step Guide

Brew the Espresso:


Grind Barista & Co Samba Nights coffee beans to a fine consistency.

Prepare two shots of espresso using an espresso machine or coffee maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Set aside.

Make the Sweet Espresso Sauce:

In a small saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and water. Stir gently over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely.

Add the brewed espresso and continue stirring for another minute.

Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

Allow the sauce to cool slightly before using. It will thicken slightly as it cools.

Assemble the Affogato: 

Place a scoop of Jersey Dairy vanilla ice cream into each dessert glass or bowl.

Pour a shot of freshly brewed espresso over each scoop of ice cream, allowing the coffee to cascade around the edges.

Drizzle a generous amount of the Sweet Espresso Sauce over the ice cream and espresso.

Serve immediately and enjoy the delightful contrast of hot espresso and cold, creamy ice cream.

Tips for Making the Perfect Affogato

 ⭐ You can also add a splash of liqueur, such as amaretto or Baileys, to the espresso for an extra kick of flavour.


⭐ If you don't have an espresso machine, you can use strong coffee instead, but be sure to brew it extra strong for the best flavour.


⭐ For a fun twist, try adding some crushed cookies or chocolate chips on top of the ice cream before pouring the espresso.

Why Choose Affogato?

There are plenty of reasons to choose Affogato as your go-to dessert! First of all, it's incredibly easy to make - all you need is some ice cream and a shot of espresso. This makes it perfect for last-minute dinner parties or when you're craving something sweet but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen.


Additionally, Affogato is a great way to combine the flavours of coffee and ice cream in a unique and delicious way. The contrast between the hot espresso and the cold ice cream creates a creamy and flavourful dessert that's sure to impress.


And finally, Affogato is a versatile dessert that can be customized to your liking. You can use different flavours of ice cream or add in other toppings, such as whipped cream or chocolate sauce, to create a dessert that's truly your own.


So, there you have it - a fun and delicious recipe for Affogato that's sure to become a new favourite.