Affogato Al Cafe

Affrogato Al Cafe

My husband and I just celebrated the three year anniversary of the day we first met! It's kind of a long story, but we met on a street corner in Little Italy in San Diego..... it's been nothing but "happily ever after" since!

Even though Mark does the majority of the cooking around here, I wanted to make something special to commemorate our first meeting, so I thought an Italian treat would be perfect.

I may have discovered my new most favorite thing!

I found the following recipe from Sommer over at Spicy Perspective, one of my favorite go-to blogs when I am looking for something new and creative or just for inspiration. This is a wonderful and simple way to make a shot of Espresso and a scoop of vanilla gelato an extra special experience!


2 scoops vanilla gelato (or GOOD vanilla ice cream)
1 oz. Espresso
1/2 oz. Kahlua
1 tsp. dark chocolate shavings


  • Place two large scoops of vanilla gelato in a glass.
  • Pour one shot of hot espresso over your gelato or ice cream then, add Kahlua.
  • A quick shot of whipped cream is a nice touch, but optional.
  • Use a veggie peeler to shave chocolate curls over the top.


  1. Congratulations on your anniversary! What a delightful way to celebrate (the photograph looks incredibly enticing!).

  2. I love affogato! It's a lovely treat and I'm so happy that you and Mark met that day! Congratulations to you both and I wish you even more happiness :-) PS--I adore Little Italy!

  3. Happy anniversary! You two did meet at a neat place and this affogato was the perfect and delicious way to celebrate your 3 years together. Yum!

  4. What a simple but romantic way to celebrate. I used to have something similar as a kid topped with Armenian dark coffee similar to espresso. I love the added liquor! Happy Anniversary!

  5. Looks delish! And happy anniversary!!!


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