You like coffee. You like ice cream. Why not enjoy them together? Nope, we aren’t talking about coffee-flavoured ice cream. An affogato is an Italian dessert that consists of a scoop (or more) of ice cream or gelato, with espresso poured over it.
Affogato means “to drown,” and that’s just what happens to that mound of ice cream when it’s smothered in espresso. And, hey, it’s a drink that’s a dessert and a dessert that’s a drink…that lets you get away with warming up with something hot that’s based on summer’s favourite treat: ice cream!
There are a few places in Calgary where you can enjoy an excellent affogato.
Calgary’s new favourite artisan ice cream shop Made By Marcus includes an affogato on their treat menu, made with their own ice cream and Monogram espresso.
Address: 121 – 1013 17th Avenue SW
Wrap up your meal at Posto pizzeria and wine bar with an affogato made with Fiasco gelato.
Address: 1014 8th Street SW
Also using Fiasco gelato is Vintage Caffeine Company, where you can merge your favourite flavour with a fresh espresso shot at this cool coffee shop.
Address: 101 – 19th Street NW
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You’ll find the affogato on the dessert menu here, and it’s made with condensed milk gelato and espresso.
Address: 401 12th Avenue SE
Score one more for Fiasco gelato, as their delicious cold creamy treat is the foundation of Bocce’s affogato, which they “drown” in Phil & Sebastian espresso.
Address: 110 2207 4th Street SW