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Love coffee and looking for a treat? Try one of these decadent, delicious coffee desserts! Coffee is one of our favorite things in the world, so turning it into an after-dinner treat is a no-brainer! Try Italian classics like affogato and tiramisu, or coffee-flavored spins on cakes, cookies, cheesecake and crème brulee. These coffee and desserts recipes include top treats from this website and selections from recipe developers around the web. Ready to get buzzed?

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20 Tasty Coffee Desserts: Affogato & More!

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
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Affogato is an Italian dessert that drowns vanilla ice cream or gelato with a shot of espresso. It couldn’t be easier or more divine!


  • 2 small scoops vanilla gelato or ice cream (or vegan ice cream of choice)
  • 1 shot espresso (or 2 tablespoons strong coffee), decaf if desired
  • 1 teaspoon amaretto, optional
  • Dark chocolate shavings, for garnish


  1. Add the gelato or ice cream to a serving glass. Chill it in the freezer while preparing the coffee.
  2. Make the espresso, following the instructions in How to Make Espresso: 5 Ways. Or, make strong coffee with espresso (dark) roast beans using your normal method and half of the standard amount of water.
  3. To serve, remove the glass with the ice cream from the freezer and top with the chocolate shavings. If using the amaretto, add it to the espresso. At the table, pour the espresso over the ice cream and enjoy immediately.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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