Recipe: Turn Espresso Into Affogato & The History Of Affogato

Affogato: an Italian sundae. Photo courtesy Talenti Gelato.   When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When it gives you gelato, make affogato (ah-foe-GOT-toe). We’re perplexed as to why this quickie Italian sundae—a scoop of gelato topped with a shot of espresso—is rarely found on Italian restaurant menus in the U.S. Most of them serve…
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COOKING VIDEO: Giada Di Laurentiis Makes Affogato, An Italian Sundae

  Italians love their gelato. And they love their espresso. They combine both into an affogato (ah-foe-GOT-toe). Affogato is a coffee lover’s delight. It’s a scoop (or more) of vanilla gelato, topped with a shot of hot espresso. In Italian, the word means “drowned.” You can drown the gelato further with a flavored syrup or…
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