[cakesandcoffee 3] – Cardamom Coffee Affogato

From the special series #cakesandcoffee today we have a very special recipe, a combined dessert, ice cream and coffee. 🙂

Affogato is an Italian dessert, based on coffee, respectively a cup of vanilla ice cream “drowns” in a shot of hot espresso. Newer recipes combine the two ingredients with liqueur, but I think the basic version is enough to impress your guests. 🙂

At home, my grandmother drowned ice cream directly in a cup of coffee, at least that’s how I remember from childhood. :))

Today’s recipe is Indian-inspired, on which occasion I announce that a series of recipes with lots of cumin, cardamom and chilli will follow this summer. LOL.

First of all, we prepare a 200 ml cup of cardamom coffee. I boil the coffee on the stove and put a cup of water, a teaspoon of coffee and one or two cardamom beans. Another option is to prepare the coffee and add cardamom powder at the end.

Let it sit for a few minutes and prepare the ice cream: in four glasses put a large cup of vanilla ice cream. Divide the coffee evenly between the four glasses. For artistic impression, add some chopped pistachios.

I made it with vanilla and cherries ice cream. And I made another round with chocolate ice cream. And I’ll probably repeat with other ice cream. :)))))

It is disastrously simple and very effective. 🙂

The recipe is from Mowgli Street Food, a network of Indian restaurants in the UK.

See all the kitchen disasters here. 🙂  If you try the recipe, don’t forget to post pictures on our facebook page.

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