Treat Yourself to a Heavenly Coffee Dessert with This Irresistible Affogato Recipe

Experience coffee like never before by treating yourself to affogato, a divine and indulgent Italian dessert that will leave you craving for more. 

With just a few ingredients, it's a quick and simple recipe that anyone can whip up at home. Our team is totally hooked on this irresistible treat, and we're sure you will be too! So grab your spoon, espresso shot, and ice cream, and let's embark on a delicious journey together.

Affogato with orange liqueur

Affogato translates to "drowned," a reference to the moment when the espresso is poured over the ice cream, creating a heavenly mixture of flavours and temperatures. The origins of this classic treat are rooted in Italy, where it has been a beloved indulgence for generations. It’s now enjoyed by coffee and ice cream lovers everywhere who want to satisfy their sweet tooth and give them their much-needed caffeine kick to power through the day.

Affogato is best enjoyed with toppings, so feel free to experiment and see what tastes best for you. Perhaps add a sprinkle of Belgian Drinking Chocolate powder on top or even a drizzle of orange liqueur— let your imagination run wild! 

Affogato with orange liqueurAffogato with crushed chocolate coated coffee beans

This recipe makes one serving, but you can easily scale it up to share with friends, or add your choice of toppings for the perfect flavour combination. 

Here’s how to make affogato: 


  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 shot (1 oz) of hot The Laughing Pug espresso or strong brewed coffee 

Toppings (optional): 


  1. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a small dessert bowl or espresso cup.
  2. Brew a shot of espresso using an espresso machine, or make strong coffee using The Laughing Pug drip bags.
  3. Pour the hot espresso over the ice cream.
  4. Add your preferred toppings. 
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Affogato with crushed chocolate coated coffee beansAffogato with crushed chocolate coated coffee beans

Give affogato a shot today, indulge in a deliciously creamy and caffeinated dessert, and enjoy a little piece of Italy. Trust us, once you take that first heavenly spoonful of affogato, you'll be hooked!

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