What's an affogato?

An affogato is a simple yet delicious Italian coffee dessert.  Hot espresso is poured onto a scoop of gelato or ice cream. It’s eaten with a spoon as the gelato gently melts in the hot espresso.

How do you pronounce affogato?

It's pronounced  AH-FOH-GAH-TOE.

Affogato at Starbucks

An affogato means something a little different at Starbucks.  Instead of espresso poured on top of gelato, an affogato is a shot of espresso poured on top of any drink.

Make it at home!

Yup, you can make this delicious coffee dessert at home in 3 minutes.  Make it tonight!


Pour hot espresso into a cup with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato.

Get detailed ingredients, steps, and tips to make easy affogato at home!