Candied Almond Affogato
Candied Almond Affogato

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The Italian dessert Affogato is simplicity at its most attention-grabbing—all you might maybe maybe intention it’s a scoop or two of gelato and a shot of sizzling espresso. Here, now we contain added almond liqueur to the combo for a small bit extra flair, and candied almonds and beaten amaretti cookies for some crunch. The tidy care for comes together in precisely a small while, making it an effortless and brave option for appealing. (Plus, it is most likely to be doubled or tripled seamlessly.) If truth be told be at liberty to substitute orgeat syrup for the amaretto whereas you happen to’d fairly preserve the affogato non-alcoholic. The gelato is most likely to be switched up, too—we name for vanilla, however almond, dulce de leche, or pistachio would also work beautifully. It’s most likely you’ll well presumably utilize an espresso machine or a mocha pot for the coffee, however now we contain integrated instructions for making solid coffee in a French Press as successfully. 

Photo: Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Prop Styling by Christina Daley / Meals Styling by Ali Ramee


  • ½ cup sliced almonds

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • cup (24 grams) pre-floor darkish roast coffee beans or 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. (24 grams) recent coarsely floor darkish roast coffee beans or Italian espresso roast beans

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 pint vanilla gelato

  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz.) amaretto (almond liqueur)

  • 8 amaretti cookies (1 oz. total), beaten (about 1/3 cup)


  1. Line a exiguous baking sheet with parchment paper, and remark apart. Cook almonds and sugar in a medium-dimension nonstick skillet over medium-excessive, stirring constantly utilizing a heatproof rubber spatula, till sugar melts, browns, and coats almonds, 5 to 6 minutes. Pickle almond mixture onto willing baking sheet, and rapid spread into an very honest trusty layer. Let wintry entirely, about 15 minutes. Damage candied almonds into exiguous shards, and remark apart till ready to utilize.

  2. Pickle coffee in a miniature French press coffee maker; remark apart. Pour water into a kettle, and raise to a boil over excessive. Resolve kettle from heat, and let wintry 30 seconds. Pour ample sizzling water into French press to conceal coffee grounds entirely (about 1/2 cup water). Let coffee bloom 30 seconds. Pour marvelous water over coffee in French press. Pickle lid on French press, however stop now now not tumble. Let steep 4 minutes. Press down on plunger utilizing trusty and even strain.

  3. Divide gelato evenly amongst 4 chilled exiguous shallow bowls or glasses. Slowly pour 3 tablespoons coffee and 1 1/2 teaspoons amaretto over gelato in every bowl. Top evenly with beaten cookies (about 1 1/2 tablespoons per bowl) and desired amount of candied almonds. Assist without prolong. Final candied almonds is most likely to be saved in an airtight container at room temperature as much as 2 weeks.

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