A decorative image for Affogato

Affogato is a popular Italian coffee-based dessert that combines the rich flavors of espresso and gelato. This indulgent treat is made by pouring a shot of hot espresso over a scoop (or two!) of creamy, cold gelato. The word "affogato" means "drowned" in Italian, which perfectly describes the process of drowning the gelato in the espresso. As the hot coffee meets the cold gelato, it creates a harmonious blend of bitter and sweet flavors that is beloved by coffee enthusiasts and dessert lovers alike.