|Main ingredients||Gelato or ice cream (vanilla), espresso|
|Cookbook: Affogato Media: Affogato|
An affogato (Italian, "drowned") is a coffee-based dessert. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped or "drowned" with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of amaretto, Bicerin or other liqueur. It is considered one drink, not a combination of coffee and ice cream. 
Though restaurants and cafes in Italy categorize the affogato as a dessert, many western restaurants and cafes seem to struggle with deciding whether the affogato is a beverage or a dessert. This has led some to add such extravagances as coconut, berries, honeycomb and multiple flavours of ice cream in order to justify a much higher price tag.
While the recipe of the affogato is more or less standard in Italy, consisting of a scoop of vanilla gelato topped with a shot of espresso, variations exist in European and American restaurants. The chef Jamie Oliver suggests using scoops of vanilla ice cream sprinkled with roasted almonds, amaretti or biscotti biscuits, drenched in pecan and roast Arabica coffee. He also suggests placing leftovers of Christmas desserts such as chocolate mousse, tart, pie or pudding below the scoop of ice cream.
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