coffee caramel ice cream dessert

Affogato – Coffee Ice Cream Dessert


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 Originally made with just espresso poured over vanilla ice cream, my version amps up the flavor even more.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

Watch my video recipe for all the details!

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!

This is a great dessert idea for a summer barbecue! 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!


Enjoyed this recipe? I made this handy pinboard just for you! Save  and share it to Pinterest for later!

And get the recipe to my home-made caramel sauce here! So easy, you’ll never need the store-bought variety! Get the recipe:


Be Social

Related Recipes