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Affogato Recipe

Time: 3 minutes | Make Time: 2 minutes
Difficulty: Easy | Serves: 4

What is an Affogato?

Affogato is an Italian dessert which contains two main ingredients: vanilla ice cream and espresso. Translated from Italian, 'Affogato' literally means ‘drowned’, which is apt considering the ice cream is covered in espresso!

Whip up this scrummy Affogato recipe in just minutes, wonderful as a delicious dessert after dinner with friends.


  • 4 Espresso Coffee Pods
  • 4tsp Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
  • 4 small Scoops Good-quality Vanilla Ice Cream


How to make Affogato

Our Affogato recipe is super simple to make, just follow the 4 steps below to enjoy a delicious desert.

  1. Place the ice cream into 4 small dessert glasses or wide cups
  2. Top with chocolate covered coffee beans
  3. Make the hot Dolce Gusto Espresso coffee individually into 4 small espresso cups to go with the dessert glasses
  4. To serve: drown (the literal meaning of Affogato) each scoop of ice-cream with coffee, and enjoy while warm and melting.

Pods Used

Espresso Pod

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Each serving typically contains

Nutritional Info

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*

*Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal)
Does not include optional ingredients