Irish Affogato Coffee Recipe

Our delicious Affogato coffee recipe is sure to tantalize your taste buds & leave you wanting more!

Irish Affogato Coffee Recipe

If you’re a coffee lover looking for a refreshing and fun twist, then you’ve come to the right place. Behold, the Irish Affogato coffee recipe. The perfect drink to cool down on hot summer days. Simply pour some hot espresso and a shot of your favorite Irish whiskey over a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream and let the magic happen as the ice cream melts into the coffee goodness. You can sip it slowly and enjoy the blend of flavors or grab a spoon and dig in, it’s up to you!

Irish Affogato Coffee Recipe

This 3 ingredient coffee recipe is not only delicious but also super easy to make, so you can impress your friends and family with your barista skills with ease. If you’re feeling extra festive, why not try this coffee cocktail out on St Patrick’s day?

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What is an Affogato coffee?

Affogato formally known as “Affogato al caffe” which in Italian translates to “drowned in coffee”. That pretty much sums up this coffee recipe. An Affogato coffee is an Italian coffee-based dessert that consists of a scoop of vanilla gelato (or ice cream) topped with a shot of hot espresso, and if your going Irish then a shot of Jameson’s Whiskey too. This combination creates a decadent, creamy, and strong treat for those who enjoy the intense flavor of coffee. Although unknown it looks like this delicious creamy coffee originated in Italy in the early 1950s and has since become one of the most popular coffees around the world.

How much is in a double 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. In terms of caffeine content, a double shot contains about 80 -100 mg for a double shot.

How to Make Espresso

Is Affogato hot or cold?

This recipe requires a boiling hot double shot of espresso poured over the top of a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream, the espresso slowly melts the ice cream forming a silky smooth luscious coffee drink or if your like me and can’t wait for it to melt you can eat it with a spoon as a dessert. It can also be made by pouring cold espresso over cold ice cream. It is up to you to whether you prefer your Affogato hot or cold.

Irish Affogato Coffee Recipe

Variations of Affogato

There are countless variations of this affogato coffee cocktail dessert you can make at home to give it an extra touch of flavor. For example, you could add gourmet chocolate shavings or chopped nuts and spices on top of the ice cream for an added layer of texture and flavor. You could also use flavored syrups such as caramel to bring out different notes in each bite. Another option would be to pair your affogato with some fresh fruits, such as sliced peach, to give it an extra zing. So why not experiment a little and try different combinations until you find one that perfectly suits your taste?

Irish Affogato Coffee Recipe

Tips For Making The Best Affogato

Are you ready to make the best affogato gelato ever? Here are some tips that will impress your taste buds!

  • First things first, the gelato or ice cream to espresso ratio is crucial. You don’t want to overpower the delicate ice cream with too much coffee or vice versa. So, use one shot of espresso to one scoop of ice cream.
  • Don’t use diluted or watered-down coffee. Opt for a short and strong shot of espresso to make sure this dessert taste’s it’s best.
  • Next up, make sure your gelato is ice-cold. You want it to be soft enough to scoop but not too soft that it will melt when the hot coffee is poured over it. So, don’t leave it sitting out for too long, or you’ll end up with a soupy mess.
  • Feeling fancy? Add a shot of your favorite sprit or liqueur to your affogato! You could use rum, amaretto , or you could even add a coffee-based liqueur for an extra caffeine kick, we love to add a shot of Jameson’s whiskey to ours.
  • Want to add some extra pizzazz to your affogato? Try different toppings like chopped hazelnuts or raisins for a bit of texture. You could also sprinkle over some grated chocolate or syrup for a touch of sweetness.
  • Finally, the best serving glasses to use are small drinking glasses. They should be just big enough to hold the ice cream, so you get the perfect balance of coffee and gelato in every bite.
What is the best ice cream to use for affogato

What is the best ice cream to use for affogato?

Are you ready to take your affogato game to the next level? While the classic choice for your ice cream base is a deliciously creamy good quality vanilla gelato or ice cream, don’t be afraid to get a little adventurous with your flavor choices.
Now, let’s set the record straight. Fruity flavors like raspberry or strawberry would not be the best pairing with coffee. Instead, go for nutty, chocolatey, another vanilla variation, or even a posh coffee ice cream.
So, whether you’re feeling nutty for pistachio or going crazy for a chocolate fudge swirl, just remember to keep it delicious and high-quality. The perfect affogato starts with the best ice cream!

Irish Affogato Coffee Recipe

Irish Affogato Coffee Recipe

If you’re a coffee lover with a taste for all things Irish, then you’re in for a treat with this Irish Affogato recipe. This coffee drink combines the rich and bold flavors of espresso with the smooth and creamy taste of Irish cream liqueur. And the best part? It’s super easy to make!
To whip up this fancy-sounding drink, all you need is a shot of espresso, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a shot of Irish whiskey. First, brew your espresso, then, plop a big scoop of vanilla ice cream into a fancy glass or mug. Pour the espresso over the ice cream and top it off with a generous shot of Irish whiskey. Voila! You now have a sweet and boozy coffee treat perfect for any occasion.

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 that 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 reveiw of this Nespresso Vertuo Next machine on the blog section.

Irish Affogato Coffee Recipe

Irish Affogato Coffee

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An Affogato coffee recipe with an Irish twist, perfect for the summer months, it can be sipped and enjoyed as a drink or eaten as a dessert.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Beverage, Dessert
Cuisine Irish, Italian
Servings 1
Calories 355 kcal



  • First place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a coffee mug.
    2 Scoops Vanilla ice cream
  • Next, pour in your shot of whiskey.
    30 mls Jameson's Whiskey
  • To finish, simply pour your double espresso over the scoops of ice cream.
    80 mls Double espresso
    Irish Affogato Coffee Recipe
  • Serve straight away and enjoy.
    Irish Affogato Coffee Recipe


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Tips & Tricks
Use a good quality vanilla ice cream, this will ensure the best flavor for your Affogato coffee.
This coffee can be sipped slowly as the ice cream melts or it can be eaten with a spoon as a dessert, either way, it tastes so delicious.


Calories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 355mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 556IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 171mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Coffee, ice cream, ice cream floats, iced drink, irish coffee, summer coffee, summer dessert, vanilla ice cream, whiskey
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