One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Italian dessert consisting of vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of espresso coffee.‘the affogato was to die for, with the bitter espresso perfectly complementing the sweet ice cream’
- ‘To end the evening, serve affogato, a simple but sophisticated Italian dessert.’
- ‘There's also an underwhelming "granita of the day," and a cooling affogato, which is essentially a glass of vanilla gelato with a shot of espresso poured over the top.’
- ‘But the affogato, an interplay of tastes, textures and temperatures, was the best.’
- ‘You don't need any grappa to enjoy the small, even artful, rendition of apple spice cake (served with a little wheel of panna cotta) or the very nice vanilla-gelato affogato.’
- ‘The best choice that night was a martini glass of hazelnut ice cream floating in coffee, listed on the menu as nutty affogato.’
- ‘The first spoonful was luscious, like an alcoholic affogato.’
- ‘We could have easily done this ourselves but it was a really good Affogato.’
Italian, literally ‘drowned’, past participle of affogare ‘to drown’.
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