How to Make a Bailey's Affogato

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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.