Jul. 17th, 2012

Affogato

Jul. 17th, 2012 05:11 pm
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Affogato

 Christ, this has been one of those 'where-have-you-been-all-my-life' moment again.

Affogato is an Italian dessert recipe consisting only of two ingredients: espresso and ice cream. Translated it means 'drowned' and the original name of this treat is actually 'Affogato al caffè', which means more precisely 'drowned in coffee'.

I wasn't really overly impressed by it, because it sounded like a simple iced coffee recipe so why bother trying?

But then a video of the recipe popped up in my subscription feed at youtube and the curious little culinary freak in me kicked me at my butt and after surfing around the internet I poured a shot of espresso over my ice cream.

It was devine. The ice cream melting in the hot beverage complemented perfectly with the strong coffee. Because it was only a shot of espresso it was less similar to a beverage but more like a dessert.

I used caramel ice cream with caramel sauce and little bits of candy in it. Then I drizzled finely chopped/shaved dark chocolate over it.

(Source: Savory Sweet Life, Backlot42)

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