A very wise man once said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and this pudding demonstrates that beautifully.
No recipe is required, it take’s seconds to put together, it’s made up of things you are likely to have at home anyway and most importantly it is absolutely-out-of-this-world-delicious!
Affogato is a very sophisticated name for a very simple pud, which consists of hot coffee poured over cool ice cream. The combination is ridiculously good – I’m not sure I can do it justice by describing it, but I will try. The coffee takes on a cool, silky texture as the ice cream melts into it and the ice cream, warmed by the coffee melts deliciously the moment it touches your tongue. After eating the ice cream you are left with a warm silkly light coffee soup. Completely delicious.
It’s amazing and you have to try it – just promise me you won’t be put off by my terrible photos. I really wanted to share this with you, as it’s so simple and such a good pudding idea to have up your sleeve (not literally, that would be messy), so I’m using my terrible photos from supper last night along with a few I found for you on facebook that look a little more elegant.
This is a great pudding for a dinner party, as not that many people have had it before, so it’s a bit of a novelty and it will knock their socks off, plus it requires minimal effort for you – ideal!
So here is what to do, pop a scoop of vanilla ice cream into pretty little bowls, or wide rimmed glasses. Give everyone their bowl (I didn’t do this, so you don’t have to, but for a dinner party it’s quite fun!) and then move around the table pouring over a shot or two of piping hot coffee. Serve immediately and prepare to dive into pudding heaven.
Particularly good if you have a gorgeous vintage coffee pot like this one, but a lovely jug would also work equally well.
These are so easy to whip up, if I’m having a bad day these cheer me up no end!
Ours were ludicrously good last night but just to show you that these can look a little more sophisticated…. thanks to pinterest and savourysweetlife.com