Recipe Review

Tipsy Affogato: You Must Try This Soon!

published May 7, 2010
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Hey, it’s Friday, everyone! If you weren’t already excited for the weekend, we have one more reason for you. It’s called a tipsy affogato. That’s “tipsy,” as in “containing alcohol,” and “affogato,” as in “we don’t know what, but it’s something frozen and Italian and delicious.” Hellooo, favorite new summer treat!

Ok, in all seriousness, an affogato is a really fantastic Italian dessert consisting of vanilla gelato (or ice cream, if your can’t get your hands on gelato) with a shot or two of hot espresso poured over the top. The name literally means “drowned”!

This week, the gentlemen behind The Bitten Word wrote about making a boozy version of this dessert following a recent recipe from Everyday Food. Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur, is added along with the espresso – a nutty-sweet combination that has us ticking down the minutes to the weekend.

Get the Recipe! Tipsy Affogato from The Bitten Word