Hot Chocolate Affogato
A perfect treat for this time of year, hot chocolate affogato gives you the best of all possible worlds: hot and cold, creamy, sweet, and CHOCOLATE! This easy dessert makes any day more special, for both kids and grownups alike!
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So how about this crazy weather we’re having? Is it just here, or is this going on where you are too?
On Saturday I froze my tushie off at the little league fields. I was dressed in dark jeans, a short-sleeved top, a canvas jacket, scarf, and sneaks with those little no-show socks underneath. Should be fine, right? For September? I was so stinkin’ cold I had to go hide in the car for the last inning. Just couldn’t take it.
Sunday morning I went for my morning walk in yoga pants and a workout top, and I was sweltering. So I quickly changed into sandals, boyfriend jeans and a summer top before heading to the fields again for round 2. Wouldn’t you know, by the time we got there, the weather had changed its mind again! Once again it was cold, windy, and overcast. This season just needs to make up its darn mind!
Because I seriously don’t know which direction to go in when it comes to dessert 😉 Is it ice cream weather, or is it hot cocoa weather?
Luckily we don’t have to make these hard choices because God is merciful and he has blessed us with affogato.
If you’ve never had affogato before, it’s a simple treat that’s basically just hot espresso poured over vanilla ice cream. It sounds like nothing much but it is magnificent. Something about that contrast of hot and cold, sweet and rich, it’s just magical.
But today I’m sharing a more kid-friendly version. I wanted to welcome my kids home from their first day of school with something special- so we whipped up some hot chocolate affogato, using our iCoffee machine. They love putting in the k-cup and pressing the button!
You can use any kind of ice cream you like or happen to have on hand. I really can’t think of any flavor that wouldn’t taste fabulous drowned in hot chocolate (or coffee!). My older son loves mint chocolate chip, and the little one is a total chocolate fiend, so it was chocolate on chocolate for him. I let them pile on the sprinkles themselves and they had a ball. We even made a little video! Check it out- it’s in the recipe card.
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Hot Chocolate Affogato
- 8 ounces (226.8 g) ice cream, (your favorite flavor)
- 4 ounces (113.4 ml) hot chocolate
- sprinkles, for garnish
- Scoop ice cream into heat-safe mugs.
- Pour hot chocolate over.
- Garnish with sprinkles.