Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Affogato

Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Affogato


Affogato is a beautifully simple Italian dessert. It means ‘drowned’. You make affogato taking a scoop or ice cream or gelato and pouring, or better yet, drowning, it with a shot of hot espresso.
Though it seems like it should be a dessert, technically it is a drink. 

Hot & Cold Bizarre!

The first time I tried Affogato, I definitely confused it with something else. It took me by surprise when this bizarre coffee / dessert was put in front of me.
It is a remarkable combination of hot and cold – exciting the taste buds and feeling in your mouth.

We all know that chocolate and coffee is the perfect marriage, which makes this affogato really terrific! The ice cream is ‘cheats’ ice cream – it involves no churning. You can make it in a flash! The ice cream is really yummy on its own as well.
Obviously, hot espresso is preferred for affogato, but if you don’t have an espresso machine, extra strong, instant, black coffee will also work.

You should really try it!

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Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Affogato


    Hot Chocolate Ice Cream:
  • 3 Cups Cream
  • 1 Tin Condensed Milk
  • 90ml Instant Hot Chocolate Powder
  • 2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • Espresso / Extra Strong Instant Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Caramel / Chocolate Sauce for Garnish (optional)
  • Nuts for Garnish (optional)


    Hot Chocolate Ice Cream:
  1. Whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
  2. By using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the condensed milk.
  3. Add the instant hot chocolate powder and stir until combined.
  4. Add 1 cup of mini marshmallows to the mixture.
  5. Pour into a 2 litre container and scatter the mini marshmallows to the top as garnish.
  6. Freeze overnight or until solid.
  1. Scoop ice cream into bowls or glass coffee mugs.
  2. Pour ± 2 espresso shots over the ice cream.
  3. Garnish with caramel or chocolate sauce and nuts.
  4. Serve immediately.
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