Vanilla ice cream & coffee in glasses


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Prep: 5 mins Plus freezing no cook


Serves 6

Our easy affogato recipe is the perfect Italian-inspired summer dessert. This simple coffee treat can be made in just five minutes with two ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal107
  • fat6g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 12 scoops good-quality vanilla ice cream
  • 6 shots hot espresso coffee


  1. Several hours in advance, lay ice cream on a freezer-proof tray and put the tray back in the freezer.

  2. To serve, put balls of ice cream into 6 small glasses or bowls, and pour a shot of hot espresso coffee over each. Serve straight away, stirring the vanilla ice cream into the hot coffee so that it melts a little.

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20th Mar, 2014
This is a lovely combination; So simple yet i'd never have thought of putting the two together. I added a little brandy too.........buonissimo!
17th Jan, 2013
This didn't work for me. I love coffee, but not cold coffee!
2nd Mar, 2015
The coffee shouldn't be cold. It should be hot when you pour it over the ice cream, and served immediately, so you get the contract between the hot coffee and the cold ice cream.
1st Nov, 2012
This is a wonderful way to serve ice cream and makes an excellent diabetes friendly dessert if you use quality ice cream. Although not exactly a recipe a great idea!
5th Oct, 2012
This is one of my favorite desserts; I've introduced many people to the wonderful simplicity of the combo of good coffee and good ice cream. I've tried this dessert with flavored ice creams but feel the best combination is this one.
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