Have you ever had an affogato?
It’s basically heaven. Heaven being a scoop of vanilla gelato topped with a shot of espresso. And since you and I are LIKETHIS I think we can both agree that heaven will be made up of affogatos and pizza, right?
If you didn’t know, I love coffee. I used to think it smelled terrible, but now the moment the scent hits my nose I go crazy. Happy crazy. In fact, when I worked at Starbucks I would always volunteer to put the espresso beans in the hoppers of the machines because it smelled SO amazing at 4:30 in the morning. My teammates let me because I was the tallest. It worked out.
Needless to say, when Foodbuzz sent me samples of the Godiva Chocolate Truffle and French Vanilla flavors through their Tastemaker Program I went crazy for them. Loved the smell, loved the taste…but then I couldn’t figure out what to make with them. Seriously, there were almost too many options! I went back and forth between a cake or a hot fudge sauce, but in the end I decided that the only thing I really wanted was to have an affogato. Only a little more Americanized. It’s just how I roll!
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup brewed Godiva Chocolate Truffle coffee (the reality is that you could use another coffee, but the chocolate flavor is so much stronger if you use Godiva!)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp light corn syrup
- pinch of salt
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream (I will always always recommend Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla. Always)
Bring the coffee, sugar, corn syrup and salt to a simmer. Meanwhile melt the chocolate chips and butter in the microwave slowly, stirring every 30 seconds or so. I would also recommend using a lower heat setting. As soon as the chocolate/butter is melted pour it into the simmering liquid. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring the whole time, for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add another little sprinkle of chocolate chips for some texture. Divide the pint of ice cream into 4 glasses. Top with the chocolate coffee mixture. Enjoy!