From simple soft-serve cones to over-the-top sundaes, ice cream truly reigns as the American favorite dessert. However, to celebrate National Ice Cream Day, we thought we’d introduce you to a special recipe from our friends in Italy. From the Italian word for drowned, an affogato is a scoop (or two!) of ice cream with a shot of espresso poured over the top. The tastes complement each other perfectly, while the differing temperatures help the ingredients melt seamlessly into one another. Feeling even more adventurous? You can also add a shot of Amaretto, Frangelico, Kahlua or another favorite liquor to your affogato to elevate it even more.


Try serving your affogato in this gorgeous hand-blown glass for extra elegance.