SHORT AND SWEET

Sim­ply sweet

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Quick ideas for an Ital­ian dessert

Af­fogato is one of the sim­plest desserts you can get; a quick and easy way to fin­ish a meal on a sweet note. It’s es­sen­tially just a cou­ple of scoops of vanilla ice­cream cov­ered in strong cof­fee – hence the name, which trans­lates from Ital­ian as ‘drowned’.

While we hes­i­tate to mess with such a clas­sic, this is a dish that with a few twists takes on a whole new level of in­ter­est to de­liver a taste ex­plo­sion. The cof­fee can be en­hanced with liqueur, or swapped for child-friendly hot choco­late or even tea, and you can also ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent flavours of ice­cream. SOME OF OUR FAVOURITES ARE: ● Hazel­nut de­light Pour 1 ta­ble­spoon of Frangelico over each bowl of ice­cream be­fore adding cof­fee; fin­ish with a sprin­kle of crushed hazel­nuts.

● Salted caramel Pour 1 ta­ble­spoon of Bai­leys or Amaretto over 2 scoops of salted caramel ice­cream; add cof­fee and top with choco­late shav­ings.

● Choco­late kids’ dream Swap the cof­fee for hot choco­late, which is poured over the vanilla ice­cream. Top with marsh­mal­lows and coloured sprin­kles.

● Chai and honey melt Driz­zle some runny honey over vanilla ice­cream, then add freshly brewed chai tea.

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