Caffé "Affogato" (drowned)

24 Reviews
90% would make this recipe again

Vanilla ice cream and hot coffee.

Only 2 simple ingredients for this Italian classic dessert. The ice cream is literally "affogato", i.e. drowned in the hot coffee.

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Preparation : 10 min
80 calories/serving


1/2 cup coffee (liquid) 125 mL
2 scoops vanilla ice cream 125 mL


Prepare a very strong coffee (ideally espresso).

Place one scoop of vanilla ice cream in a heat-resistant cup. Pour the hot coffee on top and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (100 g)


% Daily Value




4 g

6 %

Saturated 2.6 g
+ Trans 0 g

13 %


20 mg


30 mg

1 %


9 g

3 %


0 g

1 %


8 g

Net Carbs

9 g


1 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

0 %


4 %


0 %


This recipe is :
Source of  :
Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D
Low  :


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fats 1
Other Foods ½

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Dairy | Desserts | Low Sodium | Halal | Kosher | Vegetarian | No Cook | Italian

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november 25, 2008 | I would make this recipe again

This is an excellent dessert, but you need a good espresso. I made it with espresso decaf for one of my guests and she loved it too.

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