The word affogato means "drowned" in Italian. Complete any meal with this elegant -- and easy-to-make -- dessert. This recipe comes from Everyday Food, and was also featured on theJanuary 16, 2007 episode of "The Martha Stewart Show."
Divide ice cream evenly between 4 serving dishes. Pour about 1/4 cup espresso over each dish of ice cream. Add liquor, if using, and garnish as desired.