Under 30 Minutes
In this Italian dessert, scoops of ice cream are doused in espresso (or sometimes a liqueur). Hence the name gelato affogato, "drowned ice cream."
- 1/2 cup cold heavy cream
- 2 pints chocolate gelato or ice cream
- 2 cups freshly brewed espresso
- Biscotti, for serving (optional)
Beat cream until soft peaks form.
Place 2 scoops gelato into each of 4 glasses. Pour 1/2 cup hot espresso over tops of each, just to cover. Top with whipped cream, and serve with biscotti if desired.