I do like my sweets. And Affogato is one of the most easiest things one can make with very few ingredients and in a very short time!
it is a coffee-based beverage. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of Amaretto or other liqueur. Mine is inspired by Jamie Oliver and includes Scottish Short breads and cherries!
4-5 Crushed Short Breads in chunks
Half a small jug of instant hot coffee with 3 tsp of sugar
Grated dark Chocolate
Good quality Vanilla ice creme
AFFOGATO: Crumble the shortbread biscuits into the bottom of 4 espresso cups. Drain the cherries and divide them between the cups.
Bash the bar of chocolate up and add a few chunks to each cup. Add two scoops of Vanilla Ice Creme and top it off with the hot instant coffee and serve immediately!
I must say if I do have a bottle of Baileys or Irish Creme lying about, i never miss the chance to add a generous slurp to my glass or mug - it make it that one bit special - very special indeed :-)
Chocolate, cherries and vanilla - Match made in heaven - give it a try you will love it !