“Reverse” Affogato

Temps des Fêtes 2016
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food and drink

BY: Charlene Rooke

The classic affogato is a scoop of vanilla gelato meltingly paired with a shot of hot espresso. In this playful twist, the vanilla flavour comes from flavoured soy, almond or rice milk. (Soy steams up the foamiest.) Mocha ice cream or gelato and coffee liqueur provide the java notes. To keep the visual pun intact, drizzle the dark liqueur over the scoop before drowning it in hot milk.

To steam vanilla milk (enough for 8 affogatos), warm 1 cup (250 mL) of flavoured soy, almond or rice milk in a small saucepan over medium heat (or pour into a deep microwave-safe container and microwave on high heat for 30 to 60 seconds), until hot and steaming but not boiling. Whisk or blend hot milk until foamy (or follow instructions for your espresso-machine steam wand or gadget like a Nespresso Aeroccino to heat and foam milk). Drizzle ½ oz (15 mL) of coffee liqueur over each scoop of mocha ice cream or gelato. At the table, pour 1 oz (30 mL) of hot milk into each individual serving dish.