Today’s question is: “What is an affogato?”

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Today Teena Hughes asks: Hi Miles, I’m very keen to know what an affogato is?

Good morning Teena. Affogato actually in Italian means drowned — is where they were going with that.

The affogato is a scoop or a scoop and a half of vanilla icecream or gelato in a glass, with a shot or double shot of espresso over the top — hence the drowning of the icecream. Affogato is the sweetness of the icecream and the bitterness of the coffee – it just blends so well.

Teena: Sounds fantastic! Now I have heard that you have a signature affogato — is that right?

Miles: Oh yes!  Quite decadent but very lovely.

So the variation for us is that my wife and I love the icecream, we crunch up a Crunchy Bar (Australian candy), we sprinkle that over the icecream, then we pour the double shot of espresso over the top of the Crunchy Bar, and it just gives it that beautiful little crunchy twist.

Teena: Oh yum that sounds great!

Miles: It’s a treat.

Teena: You’ve got my mouth watering now! Thank you!

Miles: Pleasure.

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Have you been wondering, “What is aN AFFOGATO?”

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