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Affogato shakes (coffee shake)


The original affogato is vanilla ice cream "drowned" in hot espresso coffee with liqueur. It's even more delicious served icy cold as a shake, with everything whizzed up together. A great ending to any Italian dinner. I serve it in espresso cups with a piece of biscotti on the side!

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  • 1/2 cup ground espresso coffee
  • 3 scoops good quality vanilla ice cream, slightly softened, plus extra to serve
  • 3 tablespoons Nocello or Frangelico (optional)


Servings 3
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins


Step 1

Make the coffee in a French press with 1 1/4 cups boiling water, then chill in the fridge. Chill 4 small glasses as well.

Combine the chilled coffee and ice cream (and alcohol, if using) in a blender and whiz until smooth and frothy. Pour the shake into glasses and serve each with a small extra scoop of ice cream.

Recipe doubles easily.

Nocello ia a walnut liqueur, Frangelico is a hazelnut liquer. I prefer Frangelico.

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