Recipe for a delicious Affogato

Author: Darren   Date Posted:27 July 2011 

This week at Blue Pod we’ve decided to pay homage to one of the simplest, most delicious, yet strangely also most overlooked, desserts on the planet: the Affogato.

“Affogato” (full title “Affagato al Caffe”) is Italian for “drowned in coffee”. The traditional Italian dessert consists simply of one or two scoops of vanilla ice-cream topped with espresso and liqueur.
The hot-cold combination of ice cream and coffee makes for a deeply gratifying winter’s night indulgence.
Here’s how you can make one for yourself:


  • One or two scoops of high quality vanilla ice cream
  • One shot of strong espresso coffee (if you have your own Blue Pod coffee machine, we recommend you use our smooth, creamy ‘Aroma Top’ pod)
  • 20 – 30 ml of your favorite liqueur (we used Galliano – but Amaretto, Frangelico, Kahlua and Bailey’s all work well!)



  1. Put your ice-cream in a regular-sized glass.
  2. Pour hot espresso over the ice-cream (the ice-cream should melt).
  3. Top with your liqueur-of-choice.
  4. Serve! Drink it like coffee or eat the melted ice-cream with a spoon.


Don’t hesitate to add your own personal touch to our recipe. You may want to use chocolate or choc-chip ice-cream instead. Another idea is to add dark or white chocolate sprinkles, or even cinnamon or cardamom. 


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