Affogato Coffee Recipe

Affogato coffee only uses two ingredients and is super simple to make. This Italian affogato coffee recipe is perfect as a summer drink or even an after dinner dessert.

Affogato Coffee Recipe
Affogato Coffee Recipe

Affogato Recipe

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Affogato is an Italian-inspired dessert or creamy coffee drink, it's perfect for the summer months. This 2 ingredient recipe is perfect for any coffee lover.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Beverage, Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1
Calories 250 kcal



  • First Place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a coffee mug.
    2 Scoops Vanilla ice cream
    Affogato Coffee Recipe
  • Next simply pour your double espresso over the scoops of ice cream.
    80 mls Double Espresso
    Affogato Coffee Recipe
  • Serve straight away and enjoy.
    Affogato Coffee Recipe


Tips & Tricks
This coffee can be sipped as a drink while the ice cream melts or eaten as a dessert, its up to you.


Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 355mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 556IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 171mgIron: 1mg
Keyword affogato, best coffee recipe, Coffee, ice cream, ice cream floats, iced coffee recipe, summer coffee
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Welcome to the world of affogato! Whether you’re a fan of coffee and desserts or just looking for something new to make, we have the perfect recipe for you. We’ll be taking you through the simple steps of how to make a classic Italian-style affogato from ingredients that can be easily found at any grocery store. With just a few simple ingredients like espresso, ice cream, and maybe a little added syrup or chocolate shavings, you’ll have yourself an indulgent and delicious dessert in no time. Get ready to experiment with flavors because once you try this recipe, there’s no turning back!

Affogato Coffee Recipe

What Is An Affogato Coffee?

This Affogato recipe only uses two ingredients and is super easy to make. Affogato formally known as “Affogato al caffe” which in Italian translates to “drowned in coffee”. That pretty much sums up this recipe, vanilla ice cream or vanilla gelato drowned in a double shot of espresso.

What is the best ice cream to use for affogato

How To Eat Affogato?

Affogato coffee can either be sipped slowly as the ice cream melts or it can be eaten with a spoon as a dessert. This ice cream coffee is almost like an ice cream float but for adults. Its a lovely coffee to have on to warm summer evening after dinner instead of eating a heavy dessert.

Espresso coffee in a glass cup and saucer

How Much Is A Shot Of Espresso?

A single shot of espresso is 40mls or 1.35 fl oz, each shot uses around 7 to 9 grams of finely ground coffee beans. A double shot of espresso is obviously double a single shot making it 80mls or 2.70 fl oz.

What coffee machine to buy?

I recently treated myself to the new Nespresso Vertuo Next coffee machine. I love how easy this coffee machine is to use. Pop in your desired coffee capsule and with one press of a button, your perfect coffee is being brewed and poured. This beautiful and sleek coffee machine can make five different cup sizes, Alto Coffee 414ml (14 oz), Coffee mug 230ml (8oz), Gran Lungo 150ml (5 oz), Double Espresso 80ml (2.7 oz), and Espresso 40ml (1.35 oz). To accommodate all these different cup sizes, the cup support at the front is adjustable to three positions or can even be removed completely for those giant Starbucks cups everyone loves. The Nespresso Vertuo always brews the perfect coffee with the perfect Crema topping for each cup made. This gives you the coffee shop experience from your own home. You'll find the full review of this Nespresso Vertuo Next machine in the blog section.

Affogato Coffee Recipe

How Many Calories In Affogato Coffee?

The calories for the coffee recipe come from the two scoops of ice cream, so it depends on the brand of ice cream you use. I used a luxury vanilla ice cream which is 125 per small scoop. If you wanted to make this recipe lower in calories or even dairy free, you can add whatever ice cream you like for your dietary needs.

How to Make Espresso

What is the difference between café glacé and affogato?

Café glacé and affogato, both popular cold coffee beverages, are often confused with one another, but they are actually quite different! Café glacé is a type of cold coffee with ice cream, typically sweetened and topped with whipped cream. This frozen delight can be enjoyed all year long as a delicious treat. On the other hand, an affogato is made from espresso poured over vanilla gelato or ice cream. Both café glacé and affogatos make for a wonderful way to end any meal!

Affogato Coffee Recipe

Variations of Affogato

For making the perfect affogato, you can really get creative with your choice of ice cream, toppings, or even alcohol. Whether you’re looking for a bit of classic espresso and whiskey or something a little lighter, like liqueur over vanilla ice cream, there are no wrong answers for this delicious Italian treat. To really take your affogato up a notch in sweetness and decadence, try adding some Grand Marnier or Amaretto over classic vanilla bean gelato. This combination pairs particularly well with freshly brewed espresso, creating an indulgent treat that’s sure to satisfy all your cravings!

Affogato Coffee Recipe

What is the best ice cream to use for affogato?

When considering the best ice cream for an affogato, consider the flavors of both espresso and ice cream. A creamy vanilla bean or classic French Vanilla gelato would pair perfectly with a shot of strong espresso. For someone looking for something richer, try combining dark chocolate ice cream with your espresso. Any serious chocoholic will appreciate it! To top it all off, why not add a few flakes of sea salt? A sprinkle on top adds complexity and depth to create an unexpected flavor combination that’s sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

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As you can see, preparing an affogato is an enjoyable and simple task that yields a luxurious and rich dessert. This delightful treat can be made with the everyday ingredients found in any kitchen. So fire up your espresso machine, break out your ice cream scoop, and whip up a creamy confection that will have all of your guests wanting more!

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