Gelato, Affogato-Style

Jul 19, 2022 369

BY: Giorgia Di Sabatino

There's no dessert that's simpler to prepare than the gelato affogato. In essence – it's simply the gelato or ice cream flavor of your choice affogato (drowned) in a liquid. Chocolate sauce is a nice choice, but espresso or coffee is the most traditional way to go. Here are some tips to prepare one to perfection at home. The gelato or ice cream can be whatever flavor you wish, but don't skimp on quality – the better the gelato, the better the end result. 

Espresso or coffee is the most traditional liquid for “drowning” the ice cream scoop, though you can opt for denser sauces like those made from chocolate or caramel. The liquid shouldn't be added when it's piping hot, otherwise, the gelato will melt completely. Let it cool and don't pour over the gelato until it's lukewarm. 

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