Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Coffee Affogato

Hello again.

The weather is getting a bit warm here. I'm not going to say hot, because honestly, it isn't. I do have a sister that would disagree with me on that...but never mind...

It is getting warm, though. As such, now comes the time of the year that we try very hard not to turn on the oven. I'm not exaggerating when I say using the oven in our little cabin in the summer can boost the indoor temperature a good ten degrees.

I came across this recipe on pinterest and it sounded so delicious I decided to give it a try.

It's very simple.

Step number one, brew some espresso! 

Check out our mason jar. We broke the original carafe. We don't even care.

If you aren't lucky enough to have an espresso maker, just brew some coffee. Make it strong. Like...STRONG. Repeat after me, "Strong!"


Now you pull out your vanilla ice cream. Or really any kind of ice cream you like, I guess. I highly reccomend the vanilla.  It's fabulous.


Next obvious step. Scoop the marvelous dairy concoction into something you can eat from. I suggest a clear glass container. It looks pretty that way.

Now comes the tricky part. You ready for this?

Pour the hot espresso over the ice cream. 

Yes, you read that right. Just do it. 

Now eat it.

Don't wait. Grab a spoon and dig in. It's amazing.

Make stupid expressions. It really adds to the moment.

It's especially good paired with pajamas and a movie. How 'bout The Fighting Prince of Donegal? 
Hmm, yes, I think so. That's my favorite person from Moon Spinners. And he uses swords. And sticks. And fists.  It's good fun.

That's it! 
Even if you don't typically like coffee, you should still try this recipe. It's really, really delicious. Almost like a root beer float but way tastier.
I have a feeling that this is going to be one of my go-to desserts this summer...
I have more than half a gallon of ice cream left. *eyeballs freezer*

If you try it, let me know! 

God bless!