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Piccolo Affogato al Caffe


This Italian coffee-and-gelato concoction works as an after-dinner drink and a dessert.

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  • Yield: Makes 12

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2010


  • 3 cups vanilla gelato or ice cream
  • 2 1/4 cups strongly brewed espresso
  • Garnish: espresso beans


  1. Arrange 12 small glasses on a rimmed baking sheet. Fill each with 1/4 cup gelato. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Pour 3 tablespoons espresso over each. Garnish with espresso beans. Serve immediately.

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  • homesandwedding
    6 JUL, 2017
    The treat I have been waiting for all my life, but didn't know it.