Affogato al Caffè: Italy's summer coffee dessert

Beat the heat and put pep in your step at the same time with this popular Italian summer treat.

Affogato al Caffè is a coffee-based dessert combining two Italian classics: gelato and espresso.

Its preparation could not be easier: simply place a scoop (or two) of vanilla-flavoured gelato into a glass before "drowning" it with a shot of hot espresso.

This results in a slow-melting creamy treat that can be enjoyed at any time of the day, particularly during the summer.

To give it an extra kick, some people add a shot of an Italian liquor such as Amaretto, Bicerin or even Grappa.

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