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Since I have not been to Italy, I am not sure what the proper name of this dish: My assumption is that it's "Gelato Affogato". All I know is that this traditional dessert if sinfully delicious!


  • 1 Pint Vanilla Bean Gelato
  • 4 Shots (1/2 Cup) Freshly Brewed Espresso (Cooled only Slightly)
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Ceylon Cinnamon, Ground
  • Mace, Ground


  • Place 4 Stemmed Cocktail or Old fashioned Champagne Glasses in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove glasses and place 1/2 cup of Vanilla Bean gelato in each, cover lightly with plastic wrap and return to freezer until ready to serve.
  • Brew 4 shots of espresso or enough to make 1/2 cup.
  • While espresso cools slightly, whip heavy cream to stiff peaks.
  • There is no sugar in the whipped cream as this is your neutral player in the recipe.
  • Remove glasses from freezer.
  • Pour 2 TB of espresso over the gelato and top with a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Sprinkle a little mace and cinnamon over the Whipped Cream.
  • Serve immediately or if adding a liqueur, pour 2 tsp over the whipped cream before serving.

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