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Playing Buddy Valastro's Affogato


  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 pints excellent-quality vanilla bean gelato or ice cream
  • 4 shots freshly pulled espresso
  • 2 tablespoons, crumbled amaretti, pizzelle, or biscotti, for garnish


Serves: 4


Put the cream and sugar in a mixing bowl, and whip with a hand mixer until soft peaks form. (Mix in espresso powder or coffee powder to your whipped cream for extra coffee flavor!)

Scoop 3 small scoops of gelato into each of 4 parfait or Irish coffee glasses. Pour 1 shot of espresso over each serving. Crumble some cookie pieces over the ice cream. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and more crushed cookies.