Affogato Split


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The Forest Feast Mediterranean: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels

The Forest Feast Mediterranean

By Erin Gleeson

Published 2019

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When in Italy, one of my favorite ways to end a meal is with affogato, a shot of espresso poured over a scoop of gelato. Be sure to enjoy it right away, before the gelato melts completely. It’s perhaps very American to ask for decaf, and I doubt an Italian would ever add banana, but for me, this is a delicious adaptation.


  1. place a few slices of banana in the bottom of a glass
  2. next add 2 scoops of chocolate gelato or ice cream
  3. top with ¼ c (60 ml) hot espresso or strong coffee (decaf or regular)