• courseDolce
  • difficultyEasy
  • preparation time3 minutes

Ready for the world's simplest, most delicious pick-me-up? Enter the affogato, gelato “drowned” in espresso. In other words: meet your new summer go-to. The next time you experience a midday lull or need a last-minute dessert, turn to this Italian classic, which will take both your coffee and dessert breaks to another level.

Affogato (Gelato “Drowned” in Espresso)
Recipe courtesy of all of Italy

Yield: 1 serving*

1 scoop vanilla or hazelnut gelato
¼ cup hot espresso (get the guide to perfect espresso)
¼ cup hazelnut liqueur, optional (not recommended for workday pick-me-ups)

Scoop the gelato into a serving bowl, glass, or coffee cup.

Stir the hot espresso and hazelnut liqueur (if using) together, then pour the mixture over the gelato.

Serve immediately.

*This recipe can be doubled, tripled, and quadrupled as needed to please the crowd (or your own needs).

Caffe Lavazza

Sweeten your summer with our own affogato, in addition to a festive array of gelato offerings, at your local Eataly.