Ice cream for breakfast? I’m totally down. Vintage illustrations like this one were created by print advertising agencies to market to ice cream brands and distributors in the 1920s. I never thought of pouring coffee onto a Neapolitan ice cream bar but it sounds delicious! I like putting a scoop of cold stone creamery on top of my iced coffee once in a while.
So I did some research and learned all about the Italian tradition of Affogato al caffe. Affogato al caffe means to drown or submerge in coffee. Simply add a scoop of ice cream, typically vanilla, to coffee or a shot of espresso for a yummy dessert. This makes a wonderful alternative to coffee and cake after a big meal. Try this sweet and simple Affogato al Caffe recipe at home!
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