Living in Phoenix, you enjoy the Winter month's temperatures in the 70's. So packed full of people during the wintertime...those escaping the 10 feet of snow and below freezing temps.
However, the summer here....well it gets a little hot. Ok...a LOT hot. We will be enduring another excessive heat warning this coming weekend with temperatures between 114-120 degrees!
So, I thought this would be a good time this week to talk about some great "cold inspired" coffee drinks.
Are you familiar with an Italian drink...Affogato (means drowned in Italian). You take a scoop of ice cream and pour an espresso shot over it. Of course you may wish to add another scoop...or more. I have a slightly different spin AND a couple of variations.
You may not have an espresso machine at home...that's ok. I want to show you variations to enjoy at home and to serve to your guests at your next get together.
I've talked a lot about cold brew method (see blog post on April 20th). It is a great way to brew coffee at home using cold water and patience (12-24 hours). This is a great way to make a great tasting concentrate of coffee too.
To make a great variation of the Affogato, take a scoop or two of ice cream in a glass, pour 4-6 ounces of cold brew coffee (add as little or as much as you like) over the ice cream and add some whip cream on top, that's it. I made some homemade whip cream for another desert...so I had some to add to the top. The taste is De-lish!
If you are having guests and want to add something "more adult"? Add a shot of Ameretto or other liquor. I like to call it the "Drunken Lolita" 😁
Another variation to the Cold Brew Affogato is to add some soda such as coke or root beer to give it a really refreshing and fizzy taste like a float.
I'll be adding more fun and cool recipes this to enjoy your coffee cold. If you try it, let me know. Always remember if you have any questions feel free to write me email@example.com or leave a comment below.