Mexican Coffee Affogato

Mexican Coffee Affogato
Mexican Coffee Affogato | http://saltandwind.com Why should the Italians have all the fun with affogato? I mean, I get that they came up with pouring coffee over ice cream and, in true Italian form, it's pr...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
7
Hands-On Time
10 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
2
Diet
Mexican Coffee Affogato | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
American
Ingredients
7
Hands-On Time
10 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
2
Diet
Vegetarian
Mexican Coffee Affogato | http://saltandwind.com

Why should the Italians have all the fun with affogato? I mean, I get that they came up with pouring coffee over ice cream and, in true Italian form, it's pretty perfect in its simplicity. But, I've been making Cafe de Olla or cinnamon-spiced coffee and let me tell you: it's pretty magical over ice cream!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup espresso ground coffee grounds
  • Ice cream

    for serving

  • 2 3-inch strips of orange peel

Instructions

Combine water, sugar, and spices in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer then cook, uncovered, until mixture is well spiced, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove from heat, add espresso grounds, and let steep to desired strength, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stain liquid, discard solids, and serve over your favorite ice cream.

Tip

If you want it a little more authentic to a real affogato, go ahead and make an espresso with the strained liquid (before you put coffee in it).

Notes

Food styling and photography by Aida Mollenkamp

http://saltandwind.com/recipes/181-mexican-coffee-affogato-recipe

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