Further proof that cooking is alchemy. A great magic happens when hot espresso coffee is poured over icy cold ice cream in this Italian creation, literally meaning ‘drowned’. Look for the tell-tale flecks of vanilla bean in your ice cream to prove its quality, or buy the finest coffee-flavoured ice cream for an extra hit of caffeine.
Drop scoops of vanilla bean ice cream into four chilled parfait or cocktail glasses. Pour 4 shot glasses of chilled Cognac or your favourite liqueur (I love Nocello or Frangelico). Make
Invite quests to pour first the coffee, then the liqueur over the ice cream, and eat it with a spoon while it melts into a dreamy, creamy mess.
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