Deep in Love
It is actually my son, Stavros’, favourite dessert to whip up!
A scoop of vanilla gelato and a shot of hot espresso right on top…
Jamie Oliver suggests using scoops of vanilla ice cream sprinkled with roasted almonds, Amaretti or Italian biscotti, drenched in pecan and roast Arabica coffee. Others like using different flavours of ice cream, like butterscotch or mocha. Some add tiny pieces of chocolate cake under the gelato.
Affogato al Caffe
500 g best quality vanilla ice cream
6 shots of espresso coffee
crushed Amaretti biscuits (optional)
crushed caramelised almonds (optional)
1. Using an espresso machine follow the manufacturer’s instructions and make 6 shots of espresso, one at a time.
2. Place one or two scoops of vanilla ice cream into a short and wide glass or an ice cream bowl.
3. Pour the hot espresso over the top of the ice cream.
4. Sprinkle with some crushed Amaretti biscuits or crushed pralined almonds. It’s really as simple as this!