Affogato: A Refreshing Coffee-Based Dessert

A Refreshing Coffee-Based Dessert


A #BettrFromHome series featuring different ways you can easily use coffee at home
By Dominic Tan

If time is short, caffeine inclination high, and hunger even greater, then it sounds like time for coffee desserts! For minimum effort and maximum indulgence, try this family-friendly coffee treat: Affogato

Italian for “drowned”, Affogato is one-part fancy and 10 parts easy. Okay, we might be exaggerating, but with 2 main ingredients – coffee and ice cream – it’s definitely an easy dessert to whip.




Ready in 5 minutes
1 Serving


2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
1 shot of espresso


  1. Place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a bowl
  2. Pour a shot of espresso onto it
  3. Top it off with a sprinkle of shaved chocolate flakes


As with anything homemade, everything can be varied. Instead of vanilla ice cream, consider other flavours like coffee, chocolate, or cookies n cream. If espresso is not available, 3-4 tablespoons of strong brewed or instant coffee works as well. You can even do without toppings, though chopped hazelnuts, caramel/chocolate sauce and even rum will please the tum’.

Shopping for coffee to include in your delicious homemade affogato? Shop our Bettr range of coffees here.  


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