coffee caramel ice cream dessert

Affogato – Coffee Ice Cream Dessert (video)


Have you ever tried affogato? The simplicity of this Italian dessert belies its incredible flavor! For my affogato recipe, you’ll need strong coffee or espresso, caramel and vanilla ice cream, my home-made caramel sauce and some liqueurs, if you so desire. Originally made with just espresso poured over vanilla ice cream, my version amps up the flavor even more. I like to add a few splashes of Kahlua coffee rum liqueur, or sweet and creamy Bailey’s Irish Cream. This is the perfect treat to have all summer long!

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I love to order this dessert drink wherever I can, especially if the shop has caramel ice cream. It’s a great way to end the evening – a cooling dessert and drink in one! If you haven’t tried this yet, make it right now!

affogato italian coffee dessert with ice cream, coffee beans and waffles

Serving Ideas!

This is delicious Italian dessert idea is perfect for a summer barbecue! Set up an affogato bar to make it fun for everyone! Just keep all the components separate and set up a bar where guests can add their own ice cream, caramel sauce and espresso. It’s a new and unique idea!

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Affogato recipe - Italian Ice Cream Dessert

More Recipes!

Looking for more easy Italian dessert recipes? You’re going to love my delicious ‘Tiramisu Parfait Cups’!

And get the recipe to for my ‘Home Made Caramel Sauce’ recipe. So easy, you’ll never need the store-bought variety!

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These glass coffee cups are perfect for serving affogato!
Get ready to spoon up ice cream all summer long with this amazing ice cream scoop that softens your ice cream instantly!
Use this simple French press for making delicious coffee!


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