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Affogato

7
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
7 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
2 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
Affogato is a traditional Italian dessert of gelato with hot espresso poured over it. It's quite delicious, but our version calls for light ice cream to keep the calories in check. Still, this coffee-and-ice cream dessert makes for one of the easiest and most elegant finishes to a meal: a delightful contrast of cold, creamy, hot, and lightly bitter. You can also easily scale it up if you plan on having a crowd over for a sweet treat. Feel free to serve it with or without biscotti—whichever is your preference—and plan to eat it immediately. It's the stress-free, three-ingredient dessert of your dreams.

Ingredients

Espresso, instant powder

2 tsp(s)

Light vanilla ice cream

1 cup(s), low-calorie

Grated unsweetened chocolate

1 tsp(s), dark

Instructions

  1. In small bowl or measuring cup, stir 1⁄4 cup boiling water and espresso powder. Scoop 1⁄2 cup ice cream into each of 2 bowls. Pour 2 tbsp hot espresso over each bowl of ice cream and sprinkle each with 1⁄2 tsp chocolate.
  2. Serving size: about 1⁄2 cup