How to Make a Boozy Affogato with Chocolate Cream (21+)

This alcoholic dessert-drink is perfect for those with a sweet tooth looking to get caffeinated and buzzed. In this blog post, you'll learn how to make an affogato using coffee liqueur and instant coffee.

This recipe contains alcohol and is for ages 21+. To make this recipe nonalcoholic, just take out the two tablespoons of coffee liqueur.


What is an Affogato?


An affogato is an Italian coffee-based dessert that is usually served after lunch or dinner. In it's simplest form, an affogato is made from two ingredients: espresso and gelato. The word "affogato" means drowned in Italian. This is fitting because all you have to do to make an affogato is "drown" vanilla gelato in a shot of hot espresso. If you want an easier alternative, you can use vanilla ice cream and quality instant coffee instead.

Boozy Affogato with Chocolate Cream Recipe

boozy affogato recipe with Waka instant coffee


  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp of powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 scoop of vanilla gelato
  • 2 tbsp of Waka instant coffee
  • 3 oz of hot water
  • 2 tbsp of coffee liqueur


Make the chocolate cream:
  1. In a bowl, add heavy cream, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. 
  2. With an electric mixer beat on medium speed for 5 minutes until soft peaks form.
Make the affogato:
  1. In a glass, mix Waka instant coffee with hot water. Stir and set aside.
  2. Divide gelato between 2 small dessert cups.
  3. Pour over evenly with Waka coffee and coffee liqueur.
  4. Top with chocolate cream.
  5. Enjoy!


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