As Brits everywhere seek relief from the brief summer sweeping the nation, we thought we’d take a look at how to incorporate coffee into a dish that can be enjoyed even in the warmest of climates. With minimal effort and maximum reward, we naturally settled on the delicious affogato. This dish, which when directly translated means “drowned”, is effortlessly created by pouring a strong espresso over a few scoops of vanilla ice-cream. We’ll let you decide exactly how many ‘a few’ is, the more the merrier we always say.
Strong espresso - We recommend our Peruvian Cajamarca grounds
Simple white Vanilla ice-cream
1) Make an espresso
2) Pour over the ice cream
3) Add any extras that tempt you…
When it comes to the coffee you use we’d suggest avoiding anything instant; the depth of flavour from speciality coffees can make all the difference in a simple recipe such as this one. Here at CRU we’d recommend a blend such as our single origin Peruvian Cajamarca grounds, with notes of toasty caramel it’s a great addition to any dessert.
Don’t forget to add your own personal touch to your affogato, with an endless array of toppings that can be used to ensure this recipe is suited to your own tastes. From crushed biscuits to various forms of brittle, adding a bit of texture to your affogato opens up a whole new world of flavour combinations.
Be sure to let us know how you prefer to enjoy your affogato.