I love coffee. So to me, an affogato is such a special treat. I love the sweetness of the ice cream and the richness of the coffee. I tried this version two ways. The first version I added shaved chocolate. The second version, I added shaved chocolate and some crushed pecans. I think my preference is without pecans, which is the version pictured here. Baileys would also be a nice addition here. Just add in a couple tbsp.’s of the liquor with the coffee and I’m sure it would be delightful. Full disclosure, I’ve added just Baileys to ice cream before and let me tell you. It’s the best adult dessert ever. So I’m sure it would pair very nicely here. While I used vanilla ice cream for this version, I would also recommend getting creative and using some flavored ice cream. I made a cinnamon ice cream earlier this year, that I think would be divine. Because this is an affogato my way, I opted for my standard brewed coffee rather than espresso which is typical.
For the affogato:
3 scoops vanilla ice cream
3 tbsp. coffee
Place the ice cream in a glass. Top with 3 tbsp. of the brewed coffee. Top with shaved chocolate and enjoy!