Toasted Almond Mocha Affogato

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Toasted Almond Mocha Affogato | A Couple Cooks

Toasted Almond Mocha Affogato | A Couple Cooks

Toasted Almond Mocha Affogato | A Couple Cooks

Toasted Almond Mocha Affogato | A Couple Cooks

Toasted Almond Mocha Affogato | A Couple Cooks

Toasted Almond Mocha Affogato | A Couple Cooks

Toasted Almond Mocha Affogato | A Couple Cooks

My first memory of coffee is the buzz of a coffee grinder, my dad grinding beans on a Saturday morning. Why is that smell so evocative? I’ve always loved that deep, nutty aroma, even before I was old enough to drink it.

I’m not sure what’s better, the taste of coffee or the ritual around it. Or maybe it’s the nostalgia, like my first café con leche when I was living in Madrid in college, or the strong, bitter espresso from a tiny white cup in a Parisian cafe. Or now, on weekend mornings when Alex brings me coffee in bed, dark roast, smooth and rich. And each weekday morning, I look forward to my warm, comforting brew at the office. Thank goodness my husband is just as passionate (maybe more).

One of our favorite desserts in the world is an Italian one featuring that magical caffeinated beverage called affogato, which translates to “drowned” – as in, ice cream drowned in espresso. HE-llo. When I don’t know what to make for dessert for guests, this is it. You can dress it up easily: with chocolate shavings, nuts, different ice cream flavors, etc.

Here’s an idea for affogato two ways: lazy and fancy. For the lazy version, purchase some coffee ice cream, toast some almonds, and top with chocolate shavings. For the fancy option, make our homemade mocha almond fudge ice cream, using your favorite coffee beans. In both cases, serve topped with fresh espresso, which makes it into a creamy, gooey, coffee-flavored mess.

Today we have a fun surprise for you coffee lovers out there. We’re stoked to be partnering with one of our favorite coffee brands, illy (which we drink all the time!), to give away an illy Y5 Milk, Espresso & Coffee Machine. Not only does it make morning espresso a breeze, it’s perfect for an affogato. You can also make more than just espresso: it has a hot water dispenser for making tea, and new integrated milk frother for making fancy lattes and smooth cappuccinos. Basically, you can become your own barista! See the giveaway rules below.

Why To Make It: It’s an easy + elegant dessert, and a coffee lover’s dream.
When To Make It: When you’re surprised by dinner guests. Or make the fancy version as a special treat for your resident coffee lover.
Caveats: Making the homemade ice cream takes 6+ hours to prepare and freeze, so plan ahead.

Giveaway Rules: Up to two entries per person, U.S and Canada residents only! Leave a comment on this post on why you’d like to win the espresso machine. For a second entry, follow us on Instagram and leave a comment on the giveaway post (to appear 8:30 am EST). Commenting will close on Thursday, October 1 at 6:00 pm, EST. Make sure you provide your email address in the comment form (we promise to keep it confidential!).

**Update: Giveaway is closed. Congratulations to our winner, Karlie!

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Lazy Affogato


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
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Ingredients

  • 1 pint vanilla or coffee ice cream
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate (for shaving)
  • 4 illy espresso capsules (or decaf, for a less caffeinated evening dessert)

Instructions

  1. Place 1/4 cup sliced almonds a dry skillet and toast over medium low heat, shaking often, until toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  2. Make 4 shots of espresso.
  3. Scoop ice cream into bowls or glasses. Top with toasted almonds and chocolate shavings (using a vegetable peeler or microplane). Pour over hot espresso and serve immediately.
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Toasted Almond Mocha Affogato


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
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Instructions

  1. Make the ice cream. (Start at least 6 hours in advance.)
  2. Make 4 shots of espresso using illy espresso capsules (or decaf capsules).
  3. Scoop ice cream into bowls or glasses. Pour over hot espresso and serve immediately.

This post and giveaway is sponsored by illy. All opinions are our own, and we think illy rules. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who keep A Couple Cooks in action!

157 Comments

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    Mary
    September 29, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Yum…I am making to m8ght for guests. Thank you.

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    Tori
    September 29, 2015 at 6:53 am

    This looks wonderful and I love that you used the mocha almond fudge ice cream! Sounds amazing!

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    Karlie
    September 29, 2015 at 7:11 am

    I am moving into my first apartment post-grad school and that would be an amazing addition!

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    Melissa
    September 29, 2015 at 7:15 am

    I’d love to win this espresso machine! Growing up, my dad has always been the connoisseur of coffee and espresso machines. Now that I’m an adult, I miss the quality espresso and I want to make some of my own.

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    Bianca T
    September 29, 2015 at 7:22 am

    I love all things Illy! I would use that gorgeous machine to try this recipe.. or to try to convince my boyfriend that making coffee is easy and to bring it to me in bed :)

  • Reply
    Rachel
    September 29, 2015 at 7:29 am

    I’ve never had affogato, but it looks amazing!

  • Reply
    Catherine
    September 29, 2015 at 7:36 am

    This looks delicious! I would love this giveaway for my dorm suite. Considering how much my suite mates and I spend on coffee shops, this would save us so much money!

  • Reply
    Catherine
    September 29, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I follow on instagram already! @cjackson96

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    Naomi
    September 29, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Affogato! Love those! I have never made one at home, though… an espresso machine would be a total coffee game changer!

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    Josh
    September 29, 2015 at 8:41 am

    I would like to win this, in order to give it to my parents. They always work so hard and are currently putting 3 kids through college. They deserve something nice :).

  • Reply
    Natalie troyer
    September 29, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Would love this for all the nights/mornings we will be up with baby #3!

  • Reply
    Terra Jackson
    September 29, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Lazy Affogato looks amazing , my two favorite things! Chocolate and coffee you can’t go wrong. I would love to make it in this great espresso machine.

  • Reply
    Rebecca Quam
    September 29, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Coffee is an absolute must in our house and this looks dreamy!

  • Reply
    Sophie T
    September 29, 2015 at 8:59 am

    I love espresso and I would love this machine to have awesome coffee everyday!

  • Reply
    Brianna
    September 29, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Hi there!

    This looks fantastic :D I would love to win this illy giveaway because I have been caring for my mom, who has aggressive ALS, since October of last year. I left my apartment and job in Toronto to come home to small town Ontario to care for her. I am unable to leave the house during the day and we do not have a coffee maker (we had a Keurig but it stopped working in February). This means, that I’m coffee-less, all day!

    I’m thrilled that I get to spend all day with my mom but it can be demanding at times. This girl could use a good cup of coffee to get her through the day! I would also love to be able to offer coffee to the wonderful visitors we get throughout the day.

    Thank you

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      Jessie
      September 30, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Wow, you are such an amazing person, my thoughts are with you and your mom! Although it might seem easy as an outsider to say “of course i would do the same for my mom!” it takes a lot of courage and strength and love to do what you are doing for ur mom!xx

      • Reply
        Brianna
        October 2, 2015 at 11:18 am

        Jessie, thank you so much for taking the time to comment :) Your words are very heartwarming. I’ve learned it takes a lot of things but it’s my mom, I would do and will continue to do anything for her! xx
        Wishing you all the best. Happy Weekend!

  • Reply
    Amy
    September 29, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I would like to win because my roommates would love this machine! They eacjbstart the day with about 5 cups each.

  • Reply
    Jaimey
    September 29, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I remember traveling to Italy with my dad as a kid and trying this dish for the first time. It’s such a visceral experience – the hot coffee, the cold ice cream – divine! Now, I’ve introduced the dish to my boyfriend and it’s his favorite. If it’s on the menu, it’s happening! It would be great to have the tools to bring this to our home. Yum!

  • Reply
    Skye
    September 29, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I would love to when the espresso machine because I love coffee and the art of espresso.

  • Reply
    Sharon
    September 29, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I love all things coffee and the one thing I don’t have is an actual espresso machine

  • Reply
    Audra Stam
    September 29, 2015 at 9:28 am

    My husband and I will be celebrating our 3 year wedding anniversary tomorrow and I would love to be able to give the illy coffee and espresso machine to him. He loves enjoying coffee or espresso on the weekends at home while our cat Margo lays in his lap! Drinking a latte from illy for myself wouldn’t hurt either!

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    Megan McPhail
    September 29, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I have been looking at purchasing an espresso machine and this one looks perfect. I have three boys who keeps me busy (all teenagers) so, I need all the caffeine I can get. I also have company coming for the Heartand Film Festival and they drink espresso every morning … Definitely needed!

  • Reply
    Shoshana
    September 29, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Courtesy of my husband, we already have quite the coffee setup but not espresso machine so this would take it to a whole other level!

  • Reply
    Jonnie
    September 29, 2015 at 9:46 am

    I would love to win this so I can enjoy espresso drinks whenever I want

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    September 29, 2015 at 9:46 am

    First of all, I’d love a toasted almond mocha affogato right now.
    Second, I’d dearly love a fantastic espresso machine. What an opportunity!

  • Reply
    Nicole
    September 29, 2015 at 9:46 am

    I love the idea of an affogato for dessert when entertainting! Special, but easy to do! The ice cream sounds incredible!

  • Reply
    Sarah Lucht
    September 29, 2015 at 9:52 am

    My husband and I always start our day out with coffee and our current coffee maker is on the fritz. We’ve been considering an espresso maker & this one looks PERFECT.

  • Reply
    Alexandra robertson
    September 29, 2015 at 9:54 am

    I would love to win this and give it to ny dear old dad for his birthday. He deserves a nice gift and his job has him up super early so this would be awesome.

  • Reply
    Alexandra robertson
    September 29, 2015 at 9:55 am

    i follow on Instagram @alexandrarobertson7

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    September 29, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I need to make that ice cream immediately! I love affagato so much. I had it quite a bit in Italy last fall and I finally made it on the weekend for the first time and have made it twice since! Can’t wait for this flavour :)

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    Monica
    September 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

    When I first made affogato at home a couple years back, I was astonished by how good this simple dessert is! I love it with chocolate gelato and a splash of amaretto but this toasted almond ice cream is screaming my name. I’d love to use the machine to make espresso for affogato (I currently use espresso powder to make instant!) and for lattes for my hubby.

  • Reply
    SUMMER PLEWES
    September 29, 2015 at 10:01 am

    My family and I love to have fun in the kitchen. This would be wonderful for us to have for some family time creating good food.

  • Reply
    Allison
    September 29, 2015 at 10:01 am

    My husband and I got to know each other at a coffee shop near the college we attended. As we work 9-5 now, we can’t visit it as much anymore, so it’d be nice to relive those days in our own home. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

  • Reply
    Lindsay
    September 29, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I love coffee and I love affagato even more! I would love to win because quite honestly I could never afford a machine like this on my own. I just had my 2nd liver transplant 3 months ago and because of that don’t work. Good luck everyone!

  • Reply
    Carlos
    September 29, 2015 at 10:04 am

    I never had an affogato. I would love to try for the first time with this machine.

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    September 29, 2015 at 10:05 am

    My husband loves coffee. I would love to give him this machine.

  • Reply
    Lisa Starr
    September 29, 2015 at 10:07 am

    A good friend of mine has this machine, and I find myself craving the amazing quality of the espresso it makes! I will be going over with this recipe and ingredients this weekend and hope it turns out as good as yours did! #ILoveCoffee Winning this amazing machine would mean I could have amazing espresso everyday!!! Now that would really be wonderful ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️Thanks so much for the chance!

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    Emily L
    September 29, 2015 at 10:07 am

    I love the routine of waking up early and making myself a cup of coffee when it’s quiet and the sun’s just coming up. This machine will take my coffee routine to the next level with morning lattes!

  • Reply
    An G
    September 29, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Because I would love to make one of these!

  • Reply
    Sara
    September 29, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I have been wanting an espresso machine for a long time. And how did I not know that coffee poured over ice cream was a thing?! I need to try that immediately.

  • Reply
    Lori
    September 29, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I am definitely a coffee addict. I would love the Illy! One of my kids, aged 19, has just discovered coffee ice cream and it’s her new obsession. Like mother, like daughter…. Thx for giveaway.

  • Reply
    CAM
    September 29, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I’d love to be able to make more drinks at home!

  • Reply
    Gary toriello
    September 29, 2015 at 10:16 am

    So I can stop giving money to Starbucks

  • Reply
    Samantha
    September 29, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I’d love an espresso machine for my coffee loving boyfriend who appreciates a good brew!

  • Reply
    Beth kazakewich
    September 29, 2015 at 10:19 am

    If love an espresso machine. Would love to try new recipes making myself. Plus would save me money making myself

  • Reply
    Julie
    September 29, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Coffee is my life (or at least the fuel for my life). I would love to have an espresso machine at home because sometimes you just need a little jolt.

  • Reply
    Ellie
    September 29, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I love espresso drinks but only have a french press at home… this would be the perfect addition!

    Hungry by Nature

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    Megan Filzen
    September 29, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Commented on Instagram!

  • Reply
    Angela
    September 29, 2015 at 10:37 am

    A quality espresso maker would make mornings actually…enjoyable!

  • Reply
    Julie
    September 29, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Ooh la latte! ? hot, cold plus ooey gooey and coffee flavored?! Yes please! I need to win this machine bc bikini season is officially over and I need this in my life ?? thank you!

  • Reply
    Tiffany O.
    September 29, 2015 at 10:44 am

    I would love to win this for my coffee fanatic mother actually. She deserves it. Love the recipe!

  • Reply
    REK981
    September 29, 2015 at 10:44 am

    My first foray into fancy coffee drinks was as a child pouring hot coffee over a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This was years before I even knew what a cappuccino of latte was. My Mom had (still has) a stainless steel percolator pot that we used on the stove to make coffee. No drip coffee in my house growing up! She still uses that pot on camping trips because sometimes cold brew just won’t due!

  • Reply
    Susan C.
    September 29, 2015 at 10:45 am

    This would be perfect for my coffee and ice cream addictions! Thanks so much for the chance!

  • Reply
    Lin Gorman
    September 29, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I would like to win this for our guests……..

  • Reply
    Tara
    September 29, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I love everything coffee… from caring about the hard work of the coffee farmers, to the art of coffee roasting, to coffee brewing techniques. There’s nothing quite like holding that final product in your hand… The smell, the warmth and finally the taste. And Affogato just happens to be one of my favourite desserts… when you’ve already had too many mugs full, just pour it into a bowl of ice cream ;)

  • Reply
    Aimee
    September 29, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Winning this would make my day every day as I stay home with and raise my two small kiddos!

  • Reply
    Sara
    September 29, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I would love to win this because I enjoy a decaf espresso every afternoon. It is my moment to slow down and transition from a hectic day into evening. But for the however many years I’ve been doing this, I’ve relied on Starbucks… it would be wonderful to brew my own cup!

  • Reply
    Caitlin
    September 29, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I am opening up a coffee shop may 2016, and I would like to get a head start of making coffee and espressos for my own learning. Illy is my favorite coffee, and I would love to learn with the finest ingredients.

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    Kim Westfall
    September 29, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I would love to win this espresso machine so that I could share espresso with all of our guests in the morning! What better way to feel at-home than with the freshest, richest espresso!

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    Becky
    September 29, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Why would I NOT like to win this?!! Illy makes amazing coffee and I’ve been dying to have a fancy schmancy automated espresso machine. And we entertain several times a year so our guests would love it!

  • Reply
    Andrea
    September 29, 2015 at 11:22 am

    This would be an amazing addition to my new apartment in new york city!

  • Reply
    Cindi
    September 29, 2015 at 11:32 am

    If for nothing else but to make this amazing dessert! I love all your recipes & have made many if them.

  • Reply
    Elise
    September 29, 2015 at 11:36 am

    My husband is OBSESSED with the different ways to make coffee…and his birthday is Saturday. I’d love to win because being able to give this to him would make his 30th birthday perfect!

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    Jodi
    September 29, 2015 at 11:39 am

    I am an espresso lover and would be able to put this machine to good use! IThe dessert looks like a wonderful idea to serve to the coffee lovers in my life. Thank you so much. I follow you on Instagram (@jrclare)

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    Heidi
    September 29, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I just LOVE to host parties, and I am always looking for gadgets to take it to the next level. I would love to win this machine. I would be able make all kinds of fun customizable drinks for my guests!

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    Meg
    September 29, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Ahhh! I’ve been wanting an espresso machine for.ev.er. and this one looks amazing! I’m getting married in a month and this would be a great addition to our household! My fiance and I love drinking lattes or espresso in the afternoon for a pick-me-up, but always have to go to a nearby shop for that. This would save us time and money. Thank you for this giveaway!

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    joan
    September 29, 2015 at 11:50 am

    I would love it! For this dessert for one, and coffee….. Can’t imagine a morning without.

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    Beth
    September 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Hi. I love the way coffee smells but can’t drink it. I work with a terrific bunch of coffee fiends at a women’s health center. I’d love to take this machine to work so I could make these caring dedicated ladies some yummy coffee treats while I enjoy the aroma!

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    S Steinbruck
    September 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I would love it! Need something to impress my espresso-expert friends when they come over!

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    Jennnifer Souveroff
    September 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I would love to win an expresso machine. It would be the perfect way to serve coffee to my guests during the Holidays and during our family get togethers during the year. Thanks for the chance!

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    Bob
    September 29, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    My super automatic just died and id love to be able to replace it!

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    Mason
    September 29, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    As if that amazing ice cream recipe wasn’t enough! Yum!

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    Kristina N.
    September 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Oh man, I looooove affogato and the almond fudge ice cream at BR was always my favorite so this post is giving me some serious cravings! I would love to win the machine so that I could make this! And the vegan ice cream recipe may have just convinced me to buy an ice cream maker!

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    Amy (Wooden Spoon Baking)
    September 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Yum, I always overlook affogatos because of their disarming simplicity, but so delish! My husband would kill for a good espresso machine like this.

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    Karen H.
    September 29, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I would love to win the illy machine because I’m a coffee lover too! Making espressos and lattes at home would be wonderfully convenient!

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    Allyson
    September 29, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Affogato is the only way I enjoy coffee, full stop. I’ve never thought about making it at home, but a fudge affogato sounds amazing.

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    Catherine in MI
    September 29, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    My machine went kaputz around a year ago and I keep thinking I need another — thanks for the chance!

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    Nancy Reid
    September 29, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I’d love to win the IllyUSA Expresso machine to add the aroma and flavor of Italy to my morning routine and surprise my dinner guests with premium expresso!

  • Reply
    manda
    September 29, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Coffee is my happy drink. Relaxing me and lets me think. :)

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    Bianca
    September 29, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Oooo i would love to try my hand at making some fancy coffee drinks!!

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    Bianca
    September 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    i follow you on instagram!

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    Brenda Penton
    September 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I’d love to win because I’ve always wanted an espresso machine but I’ve never had the budget for it.

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    Sarah
    September 29, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    WOW! I’d love to win this espresso machine to fuel my husband’s coffee addiction. He’s purchased many mediocre machines over the years that either break or simply aren’t good enough; this would blow them all out of the water!

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    Rose
    September 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Just got back from a trip to Italy and missing all the espressos and cappuccinos we were having!

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    Kim Markowski
    September 29, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I would LOVE to win this espresso machine, although it would fuel my americano addiction, it is also the perfect reason to have guests over for brunching!

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    Lindsay
    September 29, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I have a toddler and a newborn and I’m running on steam. I need this espresso machine so badly!!!

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    Sheelagh
    September 29, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I would love to win this espresso machine so I could make my friends and family fancy drinks (and desserts!) when they come over!

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    shaunie
    September 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I am such a coffee lover that I will use this everyday because it will be convenient and easy to use

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    Rama
    September 29, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I am espresso lover . When I was in Europe I enjoyed espresso in each coffee we go to .when I get back here I had difficulty to get the same espresso flavor in coffee shop that’s why I am in the market to find the perfect espresso machine with perfect espresso . I just heard about Illy and I am so interested in trying its espresso . Thanks for the chance

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    Leah
    September 29, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    These look divine, and I would love an espresso machine to make my coffee house favs at home!

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    MaryB
    September 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I love espresso! Have been wanting a machine for ages. This would be awesome and such a great dessert recipe to try, too.

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    crystal allen
    September 29, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    i would love to win the espresso machine so that I can recreate the recipes above! I also enjoy strong coffee and I would like to be able to make more coffee drinks at home. An espresso machine would allow me to skip the coffee shop and indulge daily at home! clallen at ntin dot net

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    Judith
    September 29, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    This would be so much better than my ancient french press!

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    Diane
    September 29, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    I love affogato! There’s only one place in town where I can order it. But, with an illy espresso/coffee machine I’ll not only be able to make affogato but I’ll also be able to make and drink my own illy espresso – it’s something I loved when I traveled to Italy this summer!

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    Rebekah Koves
    September 29, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    As a stay-at-home mom, my afternoon coffee ritual during the kids’ naptimes is the most relaxing part of my day. Adding espresso as an option would just be lovely.

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    Erika
    September 29, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    My weakness is both coffee and ice cream. I have an addiction and I don’t want to change!

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    Aluminah
    September 29, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Oh my God,this dessert is perfection! Coffee AND ice cream? How did I not see this sooner? Delicious! I will definitely try it!

    *sulking a bit because no Europe allowed* XD

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    Melissa Mazzur
    September 29, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    This looks so delish! I would love to surprise hubby!

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    carol clark
    September 29, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    love it looks heavenly to me

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    carol clark
    September 29, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    id like to win to try this cause there its not just a coffee maker and it would fit perfect in our texas home ccntx @ livedotcom

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    rachel
    September 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I would love to have this to try out! With a toddler and a newborn on the way, I imagine I won’t be able to go out for coffee much anymore.

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    Casey Mclendon
    September 29, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    I’d love to win this to gift it to my mom on her birthday next month!

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    Lauren
    September 29, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I would love to win an Illy because I am a college student who is passionate about amazing coffee and espresso, but whose student-loan-laden wallet cannot afford her the luxury. :) it would save me so many trips to starbucks, ordering the same overpriced and acrid soy latte, on those days where the only that can help me get through class is the warmth and smell of fresh beans.

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    Jane
    September 29, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    I’m a coffee fanatic and would love to have an espresso machine at home! The toasted almond mocha affogato sounds amazing!

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    Virginia
    September 29, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    What an amazing looking and sounding dessert — mmmmm!! I will have to try this. I would LOVE to win this espresso machine because… I don’t have one. Enough said. I recently started working from home (vs. an office) and so I make A LOT more coffee at home and making espresso sounds amazing.

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    Shawna
    September 29, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I’d Love to win an illy Y5 Milk, Espresso & Coffee Machine so I can make delicious espresso and lattes and cappuccinos which all 3 are my favorite! I’d also make lots of Espresso desserts because my 2 favorite things are coffee and coffee desserts! Both of your Affogato recipes sound Amazing! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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    alicia szemon
    September 29, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I would love to win this espresso machine because i am a college student and i need that pick me up when i have to study late or get up early for class!(:

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    alicia szemon
    September 29, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I followed on instagram with name: aliciaaaszemon

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    Andrea Raes
    September 29, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    This looks AMAZING and speaks deeply to my Italian roots (and love of ice cream and all things coffee).

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    Andrea Raes
    September 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Annnnnd I forgot to mention how much we would enjoy using this illy machine…great coffee and we’d use it every day :))) Thanks for all the amazing recipes!

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    Lindsay
    September 29, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    So fun! Love this idea and recipe! I would love to win this 1. so I can try this recipe at home (we currently survive on a Keurig) and 2. because hubby and I both started grad school and are going to need lots of caffeine to keep us going. Thanks for sharing!

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    jessica z
    September 29, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I wuld like to win the espresso machine for my fiance so he can’t make excuses for wanting to sleep in on the weekends until noon. I like to enjoys the outdoors and attend local events on Saturdays.

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    Ashley Johnson
    September 29, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    I just started a new job and the 5:30am wake up time is killing me. An expresso would definitely help out.

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    nosogirl
    September 29, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I would love to win this espresso machine because I would like to learn to make different kinds of coffee drinks.

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    Stardancer
    September 29, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Um, why would I NOT want an espresso maker? I’m a coffee snob and my husband is worse. Being able to make perfect espresso at home would be amazing. He likes espresso as-is; I love mochas. Affogato is definitely something we can both get behind!

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    Lauren
    September 29, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    I would absolutely love to win this machine because it would be really nice to be able to make my favorite lattes and cappuccinos without having to rely on an overpriced coffe shop.

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    Mabel Chan
    September 29, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    As a medical student, I’ve been drinking hospital coffee all day. I can’t shell out so much money for good drinks with espresso since I’m probably in trillion dollars of debt haha! Would love to win this for me and my roommates!

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    Lisa
    September 29, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I’d love to give this to my daughter who is living in NYC and working hard.

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    jacquie
    September 29, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    so I could make this amazing looking dessert!

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    Kelly g
    September 29, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    We got a new place so I would love to have this!

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    Gina Gallagher
    September 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I would love to win the espresso machine because I love my coffee! I love all things European. And espresso fits into my healthy lifestyle!

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    Sarah L
    September 30, 2015 at 12:56 am

    This dessert looks like a great reason to own an espresso machine. I actually love espresso for many reasons, but right now I’d most love to own my own machine because I’m about to have my second child. It would be a great way to introduce espresso back into my life and would be so convenient on those tired mornings when I can’t quite get two children out of the house for a nice espresso pick-me-up.

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    Leslie
    September 30, 2015 at 2:44 am

    I would love to win this machine because coffee is my life.

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    Deb
    September 30, 2015 at 3:03 am

    I’d love to win this for my sweetie, who is crazy for espresso!

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    Caitlin
    September 30, 2015 at 7:42 am

    My boyfriend and I fell in love with espresso in Paris this Spring. We have been looking for the perfect machine since then! Would love this.

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    Rochelle
    September 30, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I love your blog and love coffee almost as much. Sadly my Keurig just died… and it took part of me with it :(

    I could really use the Illy coffeemaker, it would make my entire year!

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    Janice
    September 30, 2015 at 9:01 am

    We love espresso but rarely make it. Would LOVE to win!! Thank you!!

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    Jen
    September 30, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I’d love to make espressos at home!

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    Erin Freeman
    September 30, 2015 at 9:52 am

    I need this! Mornings with this snazzy contraption would send me right back to my honeymoon in Rome. Love it.

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    Joanna
    September 30, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I may have limited counter space, but this illy machine would find a home in my kitchen! Coffee is one of morning’s best companions.

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    Elle
    September 30, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I would love to win the espresso machine and give it to my parents who would absolutely love something like this and use it daily.

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    Stephanie
    September 30, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Looks delicious! I love simple deserts that can look upscale.

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    Ericka
    September 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Yay! Thank you for the opportunity. Like many, I am a full time working parent and there is not a lot of time for myself let alone making coffee in the morning. This would be a wonderful addition to my morning routine. Grateful!!!

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    Salza
    September 30, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Looks incredible! I’d love to win the machine so I can start my mornings off right! Coffee shops are too expensive and instant espresso is only good for cakes!

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    Katie V
    September 30, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I would love to win this because I need more (much more!) foam in my life. Love all of your receipes – keep up the great work.

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    Jessie
    September 30, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I would LOVE to win this give away because, although i love my frenchpress, it’s just not espresso! And, my espresso machine fund is just not growing as fast as i would hope it would… And yah, i can froth my milk in my french press after brewing my coffee, still it’s jst not the same… ;) And of course, if i won, i would ABSOLUTELY make this Affogato ASAP!

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    Megan
    September 30, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I would love to win this because….

    Working night shift, I often have to keep myself awake all night while the rest of the world sleeps and there are no coffee shops open. A nice fresh latte at 2 am would certainly brighten up my night and make staying up so much easier!

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    Ryan
    September 30, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Espresso complements a Sunday morning paper and brunch nicely!

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    Ally
    September 30, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I only recently got introduced to espresso (I’m a new daily coffee drinker, too–it used to just be occasional!) and I’d love to be able to drink it more often without paying the coffee shop prices!

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    Brittany
    September 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Oh wow…this looks amazing as a much needed treat after a crazy day chasing my 3 year old around! And, even better because my lactose intolerant husband can enjoy it too! He has been salivating over the espresso maker…we made the choice to go to one income and a parent at home when our son was born, which makes luxuries like this out of the budget; we definitely would benefit from a high quality caffeine hit each morning! :-)

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    Karla Sceviour
    September 30, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    How awesome,I would love to have one of these,it would be fabulous to be able to make espressos at home and share with my friends when they come over :)

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    Terry Covington
    September 30, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Would love to be able to try different types of coffees, teas, etc. This dessert looks scrumptious!

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    Stephen K
    October 1, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Coffee makes the world go round – a morning cup, afternoon reflection, or paired with dessert as the sun sets. Illy is such a great brand and I’d love to have this machine facilitate these beautiful moments.

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    Emily K.
    October 1, 2015 at 4:25 am

    I ADORE coffee! I’d love an espresso machine, especially one as fab as this one!

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    heidi
    October 1, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Coffee, Chocolate and Almonds definitely go together!

    I would use the machine to figure out how to make healthier versions of my favorite Starbucks drink splurges at home :)

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    Emily
    October 1, 2015 at 8:35 am

    My favorite person in the world loves espresso!

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    angela lazo
    October 1, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I would like it as a gift for my husband, he would really enjoy it

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    Jennifer Essad
    October 1, 2015 at 11:33 am

    I’d love to be able to share this amazing recipe with our family and friends as we celebrate our daughter’s wedding in November. The package of Y5 Milk, Espresso & Coffee Machine would allow us to make everyone’s favorite beverage. My future son in law is from London and his parents, family and friends are all flying over for 3/4 weeks starting November 14, the last of them are leaving on the 2nd of December. I know we all have different tastes and this would make it so easy to entertain and serve. thank you

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    Cassandra Coleman
    October 1, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I was never a coffee drinking but after visiting my great aunt with my sister, she changed our lives with coffee. Now my sister and I are all about coffee and creating our own recipes. It has become our “thing.” I would love to win this first of all to make her jealous, and secondly to continue our coffee recipe journey. Also my family members are huge tea drinkers and this would certainly make that easier for everyone.

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    Andy
    October 1, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I just got married and my wife and I had some delicious Illy coffee in Croatia on our honeymoon and it would be amazing if we were able to make it like the Croatians did but in our own home :)

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    Domenico Bigante
    October 1, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    My parents came to America from Italy in the late 70’s and I was born shortly after. I grew up with the smell of espresso in our home. My father passed away suddenly and I regularly visit my mother. We conversate over stovetop espresso and homemade pizzelles. If I this espresso machine, it will go directly to my mothers home for years of enjoyment!

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    Maria Giovanna
    October 1, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I am the chairwoman of Festa Italiana of Frederick, Md. The event is a celebration of Italian culture, food, wine, and music. All proceeds from the event fully benefit Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, Md. I would like to win the coffee machine to showcase an Italian product and to serve coffee at the event.

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    Jason W
    October 1, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Wow, this would take my caffeine addiction to the next level of WIN. Must try this recipe … if only I had an espresso machine…

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    Sheri
    October 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I would love to win this as I’ve always wanted one of these!! It remind of my trip to Rome!

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    Jason
    October 2, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Because it would be awesome and Save me Money!

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    Heather Taylor
    October 2, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I used to have one, but it broke :( Would love some homemade lattes!

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