Affogato literally translates to "drowned" in Italian. An affogato is an easy-to-make dessert that's essentially a scoop of ice cream "drowned" with a shot of hot espresso. If you were a fan of letting your ice cream melt and slurping it like soup as a child, you'll absolutely adore this dessert.
Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, we thought we'd add an Irish twist -- Bailey's Cream Liqueur! If you're serving this at your St. Patty's Day party, you can even top the dessert with some green and gold sprinkles for a festive touch. Affogatos make for a wonderful tableside presentation (and they're perfect for showing off to your friends!).
How to Make a Bailey's Affogato
1.5 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur
2 scoops of your favorite ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, and coffee all taste great with Bailey's)
1 shot of H.C. Valentine espresso (buy it here)
Scoop ice cream into glass and drizzle Bailey's over the top.
Pull your shot of espresso. Don't know how to pull an espresso shot? Click here to see our handy how-to guide.
Gently drizzle the hot espresso over your ice cream and serve immediately.