Affogato: Where Coffee Meets Gelato in Perfect Harmony

Affogato - where espresso meets gelato

The Affogato, a charming and uncomplicated dessert, offers a sublime blend of two of Italy’s greatest culinary gifts to the world – espresso and gelato. In its simplicity lies its brilliance – a scoop of creamy, cold gelato drowned in a shot of hot, aromatic espresso. The result is a dessert that is both invigorating and comforting, a delightful end to any meal or a sophisticated treat for a coffee break.

Using the PodMkr and Nespresso machine for this dessert elevates it even further. The PodMkr allows for the freshest possible espresso, grounding the coffee beans to perfection just before brewing. This freshness enhances the espresso’s rich flavors and robust aroma, making it the perfect complement to the creamy gelato.

The magic of an Affogato lies in its contrasts – the heat of the espresso slowly melting the cold gelato, creating a creamy, dreamlike texture. Every spoonful is a dance of temperatures and flavors, the richness of the coffee perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the gelato.

While traditionally made with vanilla gelato, the Affogato is versatile. The choice of gelato flavor can transform the experience – chocolate for a mocha twist, hazelnut for a nutty depth, or even a scoop of coffee gelato for a double coffee delight.

In essence, the Affogato is more than just a dessert or a coffee – it’s an experience, a celebration of simplicity, a testament to the beauty of combining two perfect ingredients. So the next time you crave something sweet and invigorating, consider the Affogato – a delightful fusion that promises to transport you to the cobblestone streets of Italy, one spoonful at a time.

Affogato - where espresso meets gelato

Affogato: A Delightful Fusion of Coffee and Dessert

The Affogato, an exquisite Italian dessert that elegantly combines rich espresso with creamy gelato, is a true testament to the art of simplicity in cuisine. This delightful treat, perfect as a dessert or a luxurious coffee break, is easy to prepare with the precision of the PodMkr and the efficiency of a Nespresso machine.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 people


  • Nespresso
  • PodMkr


  • Freshly Ground Coffee Beans
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream


  • Preparing the Espresso: Grind your favorite coffee beans with the PodMkr for the freshest flavor. Fill the reusable Nespresso pod with the freshly ground coffee.
  • Brewing the Espresso: Insert the filled pod into your Nespresso machine and brew a single, strong shot of espresso.
  • Assembling the Affogato: Place a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream in a serving glass or bowl. Immediately pour the hot espresso over the gelato.



Enjoying Your Affogato:
Indulge in the contrasting sensations as the hot espresso melds with the cold gelato, creating a creamy, dreamy coffee-infused dessert. It’s a simple yet sophisticated treat that’s sure to delight your senses.
  • Experiment with different flavors of gelato such as hazelnut, chocolate, or coffee for a unique twist.
  • Serve immediately to enjoy the contrast between the hot espresso and the cold gelato.
  • For an added touch of luxury, sprinkle some chocolate shavings or a drizzle of caramel over the top.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Join our monthly newsletter

Receive exclusive offers and discounts by joining our email list.

    We will never share or sell your email to third-party advertisers.

      Your Cart
      Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop
        Calculate Shipping
        Apply Coupon