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Mexican Coffee Affogato Recipe

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 la Olla or cinnamon-spiced coffee and let me tell you: it’s pretty magical over ice cream!

Now, go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Mexican Coffee Affogato Recipe

Mexican Coffee Affogato Recipe

A twist on classic Mexican cafe de la olla, but here the flavors of that coffee drink are made with espresso and poured over ice cream for a twist on the classic Italian affogato, so it is a Mexican Coffee Affogato recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 215 kcal


  • 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


  • Make The Spiced Simple Syrup: 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.
  • Steep The Coffee: Remove from heat, add espresso grounds, and let steep to desired strength, about 3 to 5 minutes. Strain liquid and discard solids.
  • Serve The Affogato: Pour the Mexican coffee over your favorite ice cream and serve immediately.



Serving: 1 servingCalories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 42mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 1gSugar: 53gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Coffee dessert, Italian Dessert
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