Tiramisu Affogato

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Cream with your coffee? Puh-lease.

Haven’t you heard melted ice cream makes everything better? I hear of people using it to bake stuff, so why not put it in your coffee? If you’re really feeling adventurous, I suggest mascarpone ice cream, topped with chocolate shavings, served with lady fingers. Yes, now THAT’S what I call a dessert. 

This tiramisu affogato puts frappucinos to shame. It’s like a dreamy coffee milkshake/float/sundae all combined into one heavenly glass.

Originally, affogatos are served with a vanilla gelato and a shot of espresso. You can choose to use a shot of espresso if you’re a coffee fanatic like my husband, but if you’re like me, regular coffee works too. 

I made the mistake of not using decaf coffee when making this. I honestly wasn’t expecting it to be so darn good, and I ended up eating the whole thing after these photos. At 6pm. No, I didn’t get much sleep last night.

Dip it, slurp it, inhale it. The choice is yours.

Mascarpone Ice Cream

Ingredients

For: 1 quart
Preparation:
15 min
Ready in:
4 h 15 min

Instructions

  1. Whisk together sugar, yolks, and cream.
  2. Slowly heat over medium heat, constantly stirring. Cook until mixture coats the back of a spoon.
  3. Take custard off heat and add mascarpone, milk, and vanilla. Blend.
  4. Chill completely before churning according to manufacturers instructions.
  5. Place churned ice cream in an air tight container and freezer for at least 4 hours.

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