Traditionally called as affogato al caffe, the affogato is an Italian coffee based dessert. A delicious creamy scoop of vannila gelato, dunked in a shot of hot espresso is the delight that is, this dessert. The frozen ice cream in the hot coffee feels like a warm embrace on a beautiful fall afternoon. Originally from Italy, there’s a huge debate amongst Italians as to whether the affogato is a beverage or a dessert. While some restaurants sell it as the former, others sell it as the latter. One doesn’t need to limit oneself to choosing a vanilla scoop when ordering an affogato. You could also ask for various toppings, multiple flavours of ice cream or chocolate syrup atop the coffee. 

Someone from the glamour world has taken a liking to this dessert. All of you would remember her as the actresses who played a memorable role of Geeta Phogat, in the movie Dangal. Fatima Sana Shaikh recently posted a photo of the Italian dessert beverage to her social media and captioned it, “Afogato heals everything.” The photo featured a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a coffee cup and the espresso shot was kept in a little jug along side. The dessert beverage looked ready to be devoured by Fatima. 

Fatima loves her coffee, takes it with her while travelling and there’s a proof of her love for the beverage, on her social media story. Recently, she shared a story holding out a coffee in a mug and writing, “my blue tokai survived the travel.” In the photo one can see a picturesque landscape with a river and lush green mountains in the backdrop. Apart from her love for coffee, Fatima also enjoys baking. She’s shared photos of baking chocolate cupcakes to her social media in the past. On the work front Fatima is was last seen in OTT series, Modern Love. Directed by Shonali Bose, Raat Rani segment of Modern Love, depicts the story of Lalzari played by Fatima Sana Shaikh and her journey towards self-acceptance and self-love by breaking the shackles of societal norms.

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Fatima’s affogato post tempted us in to making the dessert beverage, but with a twist! Did you know that you could also make your affogato Irish by adding in some alcohol? Here’s a recipe for the same. 

Irish Affogato 

Ingredients: 

  1. 3/4 ounce Irish whiskey
  2. 1/2 ounce Baileys Irish cream
  3. 1 scoop coffee ice cream
  4. 1 1/2 ounces cold-brew coffee*
  5. Garnish: whipped cream
  6. Garnish: chocolate shavings

Method:

  1. Add Irish whiskey, Baileys Irish cream, coffee ice cream and cold-brew coffee into an Irish Coffee mug.
  2. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.