FOOD & DRINK
05/17/2013 06:03 am ET

Recipe Of The Day: Affogato

It's the perfect combination of ice cream and espresso.

In Italian, the direct translation of affogato means drowned. In almost all instances, that could mean only bad things. But when it comes to the ice-cream-and-coffee dessert that's so common in Italy, it's a great thing. This dessert consists of a scoop of vanilla ice cream that has been "drowned" in a hot shot of that oh-so-good Italian espresso -- dessert just doesn't get any better than this.

There's no more fitting dessert to turn to on a brisk spring evening than an affogato recipe; it's just a little bit warming and perfectly sweet. We're even thinking it might be the better way to take our morning coffee.

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