Servings: 6-8
Prep. Time: 3 hours

Bring a taste of Italy to your kitchen with this homemade recipe for a classic dessert. Affogato, literally meaning "drowned", combines freshly churned vanilla ice cream soaked in rich espresso coffee. Simply delicious.

Tip: For a quick dessert make the ice cream ahead of time and serve when ready in minutes.


  • 220ml full fat milk
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 450ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • To Serve:
  • 1 shot of espresso coffee per serving


  1. Pour the milk and sugar into a medium bowl and whisk until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the cream and vanilla, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. With the ice cream paddle fitted, whisk the mixture and pour into the ice cream maker bowl. Cover with the lid.
  3. Turn the Gelato & Ice Cream Professional on and set the timer for 40 to 50 minutes.
  4. To produce a firmer ice cream churn in the ice cream maker for longer.
  5. Serve 2 scoops of ice cream per person in a bowl. 
  6. Pour 1 shot of espresso coffee over the ice cream in each bowl.
  7. Store any remaining ice cream in an airtight container in the freezer.