For most Italians cappuccino is breakfast: Its strong, dark taste lingers, pacifying the palate until the long midday pause for lunch. After many trials, this was the only recipe that gave an ice cream with an equally gripping, persistent flavor. It is particularly enjoyable served with the cream ice cream. The amount of sugar is moderate in proportion to the coffee. It suits my taste, but if you find it too austere, increase the sugar gradually until it is just sweet enough for you, without letting it become cloying.
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