Affogato - a dessert of gelato drowned in espresso

Affogato in a Cupffee

Summer is calling! L’affogato al caffè, a dessert of gelato drowned in espresso, is one of Italy’s most recognizable modern dishes. The ice cream can be vanilla, fior di latte or whatever your heart desires. With affogato you get two pleasures in one – a creamy dessert and a coffee to chase it down with. Make it in a Cupffee and you can indulge in the wafer cup.


All you need to make this recipe:

  • 1 to 2 scoops gelato
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 220 ml Cupffee cup


Here is how to make it:

  1. Add the very cold gelato in the Cupffee cup.
  2. Pour the espresso shot over the gelato.
  3. Serve immediately.
  4. Enjoy!



Make sure to start eating the dessert before the gelato completely melts. Also, it is important that you use high-quality gelato for the most exquisite taste. Keep an eye out for the structure of the gelato: if it’s too warm or too airy, it will melt into a puddle as soon as the hot espresso gets poured.



If you’re feeling fancy, you can top it up with amaretto, since the almond taste compliments it perfectly, or rich dark chocolate shavings. If you want to make it vegan, just use vegan ice cream. Don’t forget to enjoy our crunchy cookie cup, which stays crispy for at least 40 minutes.


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