Ready for the world's simplest, most delicious pick-me-up? Enter the affogato, gelato “drowned” in espresso. In other words: meet your new summer go-to. The next time you experience a midday lull or need a last-minute dessert, turn to this Italian classic, which will take both your coffee and dessert breaks to another level.

Affogato (Gelato “Drowned” in Espresso)

1 serving*

1 scoop vanilla or hazelnut gelato
¼ cup hot espresso (Recommend to use EL GRIFFIN - Marble Mountain)
¼ cup hazelnut liqueur, optional

Scoop the gelato into a serving bowl, glass, or coffee cup.

Stir the hot espresso and hazelnut liqueur (if using) together, then pour the mixture over the gelato.

Serve immediately.