Why are affogatos so popular? Well, it should come as no surprise that the combination of ice cream and espressos are a crowd favorite. Combining two of the most well-known flavors into one incredible masterpiece is a coffee recipe you can’t forget! It may sound heavy at first, but affogatos are one of the best ways to satisfy your tastebuds after a rich meal. Dessert and espresso all in one mug? Sign me up.
Let’s put a little spin on the traditional affogato of just regular vanilla ice cream with espresso. Without any need to get super technical, run to your local store and look for salted caramel ice cream. If there’s a brand you prefer, go for that one. There aren’t any exact specifications other than for it to be frozen and salted caramel flavor.
Did you know that the word “affogato” is Italian for drowned? So with that in mind, make sure you brew up enough espresso to drown that delicious salted caramel ice cream. There’s no need to short things when you’re treating yourself!
Here is a quick list of ingredients you’ll need, then we’ll get into the fun part; the toppings!
- Salted Caramel Ice Cream
- Espresso coffee
- A spoon
- A mouth
See? That’s as easy as it gets! Our salted caramel affogato recipe is just ice cream with espresso poured over the top. Make sure you dig in fast enough before everything becomes too melted!
What else can you add to this delectable coffee treat? Take a look at these toppings, and if none float your boat, don’t be afraid to get creative. It’s hard to mess up ice cream and coffee!
- Chopped up nuts
- Baileys or Kahlua (ages 21+)
- Cacao powder
- Espresso beans (chocolate covered even)
Now that the toppings are all set, it’s time to indulge. Once you’ve created a salted caramel affogato of your very own, tag us on Instagram so we can share it with the world.