Do you love a recipe with minimal ingredients? How about a two-ingredient recipe that is quick and delicious? Well, if that is the case, you will just love this yummy Italian dessert! This Affogato is just that, quick to make and delicious!

The two ingredients you need are ice cream and espresso/coffee. Just be sure that the ice cream you use is your favorite flavor and the coffee is hot and strongly brewed! If you’re a coffee lover and have tried an Affogato before, then you don’t want to miss making this recipe.

I first had an Affogato in college and I’m so glad that I did. To be honest, I had no idea what an Affogato was before that day. Someone in front of me in line at the coffee shop ordered one and raved to me about just how good it was. So, I just knew that I had to order one. 

When it was my time to order, the barista explained to me that I could choose any ice cream flavor I wanted. I decided to go with French vanilla. That felt like a safe flavor. I wanted to ease my way into trying this drink with a relatively “safe” ice cream flavor. I knew I liked vanilla-flavored coffee. So, why not go with vanilla ice cream? Pistachio and Cherries Jubilee were also ice cream options. However, I was not sure if I would like such unique flavors with my coffee. In no less than 5 minutes after ordering, my drink was ready. And, boy, oh, boy! 

Upon taking my first sip I can almost swear that I was in another world. That could partly be because I am such a foodie. Seriously! This drink was creamy and the French vanilla ice cream helped to balance out the strong notes of the espresso. From then on, that drink became my go-to treat from that particular shop! I’m so glad I decided to take that leap that day. 


4 from 3 votes
Recipe by Madison Course: DessertCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 2 scoops of your favorite ice cream flavor

  • 1 shot espresso or 3 tablespoons strongly brewed hot coffee

  • Toppings: such as shaved chocolate, nuts, or brownie crumbs


  • Place 2 scoops of ice cream in a mug.
  • Pour over coffee or espresso. 
  • Top with any topping of choice.
  • Serve with a spoon or thick straw and Enjoy! 

Alright, let me guide you through making it. It’s quick! To make this Affogato recipe, place two scoops of your favorite ice cream in a mug. Pour espresso and coffee over it. Top with any topping of choice. And, finally, serve it to yourself and enjoy! Be sure to enjoy it with a spoon or very thick straw and sip, sip, sip away! Do you see just how easy that is? So easy, if you ask me! All there is left to do now is savor the moment. Happy Drinking!! 

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