Affogato Speciale

Affogato Speciale // shutterbean

Whenever we see an Affogato on a dessert menu, Casey and I simultaneously blurt out AFFOGATO GIVE YOU SOMETHING. It's a silly little line we picked up from the TV show Kitchen Confidential (Bradley Cooper was in it...not Anthony Bourdain). We just can't help ourselves!

Affogato Speciale // shutterbean

We have an espresso espresso machine, espresso beans, and a big bottle of Amaretto just hanging out in our liquor cabinet but we rarely have ice cream (cuz we eat it all) and we almost NEVER have chocolate stout at home. But when I saw this recipe I was intrigued. Chocolate stout??? And amaretto? Extra items were immediately procured. Let's seriously elevate the affogato! What we have here is a grown up root beer float! It's bitter. It's sweet. It's slightly chocolatey and super foamy because of the stout! It would be a real crowd pleaser if you're looking to impress guests at a party. I highly suggest you say- Affogato show you this cool recipe I found on Shutterbean.

And we're off!

Affogato Speciale // shutterbean

I found some Chocolate Stout at Beverages & More and busted out some Disaronno. If you wanna make your own Amaretto, I have a recipe for you. It's fun and easy. It makes for a really nice gift!

Affogato Speciale // shutterbean

Brew your espresso. You're gonna need four shots total. This right here is two. Gotta work fast as the ice cream melts!

If you don't have an espresso machine or espresso powder, I suggest you brew some super strong coffee.

Affogato Speciale // shutterbean

Pour the espresso, amaretto and stout over the ice cream.

Affogato Speciale // shutterbean

Ice cream foams. Colors swirl. It's a gorgeous thing to watch.

Affogato Speciale // shutterbean

It's a gorgeous thing to eat.

Affogato Speciale // shutterbean

AFFOGATO tell you a secret. I didn't share these two I made...

Affogato Speciale

makes 2

recipe from Winter Cocktails

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 4 oz. amaretto
  • 4 oz. espresso (2- 2 oz. shots)
  • 8 oz. chocolate stout

Divide ice cream between two medium glasses. Pour half of the amaretto, espresso and chocolate stout over each scoop of ice cream in each glass. Serve with a spoon and enjoy immediately.

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