This has got to be one of my favourite after dinner treats. So simple yet seems indulgent at the same time. This can be a quick midweek pud or a crafted explosion of flavour, temperature and texture. The premise is very simple – coffee and ice cream.

I first encountered this delight many years ago in the coastal town of Ayr, Scotland, at an Italian deli come gelateria 500 yds from the sea. The key to its success being the quality of its ice cream and coffee. This is why I say the affogatto can be simple or indulgent. The quality of ingredients have an exponential effect on the end product.

My recipe is

  • 2 scoops of homemade vanilla ice cream
  • Double shot of fresh espresso
  • Amaretti biscuits crumbled on top