Without jeopardising the taste of hand-made gelato, an affogato offers an alternative to the classic gelato cone or cup: a sublime, creamy variant with a touch of creativity. Affogatos are delicious cups, ideal as a snack or dessert as an alternative to simple gelato.
Decorated to taste with coffee beans, chocolate chips, berries, whipped cream or biscuits, affogatos retain all the flavour of a hand-made gelato, enriched with coffee, fresh fruit or liqueurs.
There are different variations on the theme, the most classic and famous surely being coffee affogato. Made with a base of creamy hand-made gelato – crema, coffee, vanilla or chocolate – the cup is then covered with a shot of coffee, which slightly melts the gelato and makes the affogato even creamier and more inviting. To make the dish more colourful and to bring with it a touch of imagination, add whipped cream and garnish with a few coffee beans.
Chocolate affogato is the perfect choice for customers who love the rich taste of chocolate melting with the sweetness of the gelato, creating a smooth, creamy cup. Best with the creamier hand-made gelato flavours, such as vanilla, fiordilatte, coffee or chocolate. Once the chocolate affogato is ready, it can be decorated with whipped cream, covered with a dusting of cocoa and milk, dark or white chocolate chips.
A trendy combination for those wanting to indulge their habit of a glass of whisky, but without missing out on the pleasure of a good hand-made gelato, is the whisky affogato. Various creamy hand-made gelato flavours go well “drowned” (which is what affogato literally means) in the world's most popular alcoholic drink to give the unique experience of a strong flavour, sweetened by the creaminess of the hand-made gelato. A perfect combination to decorate with whipped cream and present in a cup together with a biscuit.
In order to satisfy every taste and every need, the range is completed by fruit affogatos: strawberries, cherries or berries. A good choice for the more health-conscious customers worried about their waistlines who have a healthy and genuine diet, a fruit affogato is a temptation that is hard to refuse. Prepared with a base of creamy, fruit or yoghurt hand-made gelato, fruit affogatos are covered by a cascade of strawberries, red berries or cherries in syrup and their respective sauces. And for those who occasionally succumbs to the temptation of gluttony, add whipped cream and a wafer for good measure.