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Suitable for vegans
Category Drinks
Serves 2
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 0 mins

Rating: Rated 0 / 5 (0 ratings)

During the madness of a large family camping holiday to Italy, my friend Clare discovered a little mountainside café. She escaped her brood and armed with a book took herself off for a coffee. The coffee became affogato, the book sat unopened while the hot coffee and melting gelato served in a Martini glass worked its magic. Whenever I see it on a menu I order it and imagine her and that little scene of calm.
Affogato means 'drown', which is what you're effectively doing with the ice cream here in this simple treat.
GO VEGAN: Opt for a vegan vanilla ice cream, such as Swedish Glace, Bessant & Drury's, Booja-Booja or Food Heaven.


  • 2 cups espresso coffee
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream


Stage 1

Make the espresso coffee (decaf is fine, if you prefer). Place a scoop of ice cream in two cups or glasses. Pour the coffee over the ice cream and serve straight away.




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Recipe author

Published by: Vegetarian Living
Recipe and styling: Sarah Scott

Nutritional info

Nutritional values are per serving.

  • Calories: 121g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Sugars: 13.5g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Salt: 0.1g

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