Affogato & Honey Almond Gelato

“AH! HOW SWEET COFFEE TASTES!  LOVELIER THAN A THOUSAND KISSES, SWEETER FAR THAN MUSCATEL WINE!”  J.S. Bach (Coffee Cantata)

Affogato & Honey Almond Gelato | From My Sweet Heart

It’s good to be back after a couple of weeks of recuperating from a back injury and adjusting to some eye surgery.  I can say with gusto. . . . . TGIF!  Another reason to shout TGIF?  Why, it’s Coffee Friday!  I’d like to introduce you to a new friend.  Paloma is the lovely creator of The Coffee Shop.  She writes a wonderful blog where she shares stories about her life, her beautiful family, baking and cooking tips, decorating ideas, fabulous recipes and everything coffee!!!  She is also the new fearless leader of The Cake Slice Bakers, of which I am very proud to be a new member! Every Friday, she invites readers and fellow bloggers to link up to a Coffee Friday party!  Follow the link for the fun details!  Today, I will be visiting and sharing this recipe for . . . . .

Affogato with Amaretto and Honey Almond Gelato!

 Affogato & Honey Almond Gelato | From My Sweet Heart

Vary this in any way you’d like!  Use any flavor of ice cream or gelato that you prefer.  Add Kahlua or Bailey’s or Frangelico instead of amaretto Top it with crushed cookies, nuts, chocolate covered espresso beans or whipped cream sprinkled with cocoa!  You get the idea!

It’s warm and cool and creamy and crunchy and so easy to throw together at the last minute!

Honey Almond Gelato:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups of cream
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of orange blossom honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
  • pinch of salt

Heat the milk and cream until it is warm.  Add the sugar and honey and continue to heat until the sugars are dissolved.  Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and almond extracts and salt.  Strain into a container, cover and refrigerate until cool.  Then follow your manufacturer’s instructions on your ice cream machine.  Freeze until firm.

 

Honey Almond Gelato | From My Sweet Heart

 

ASSEMBLY:

Place a scoop of gelato in a coffee cup or glass.  Pour a shot of amaretto over the gelato.  Pour a shot or two of warm espresso over the gelato.  Sprinkle with crushed amaretti cookies and enjoy!

 

Affogato & Honey Almond Gelato | From My Sweet Heart

I’ve mentioned in other posts how much I love to thrift store shop for kitchen items, vintage bakewear and anything that I can use as props in my food photography.  I was lucky to find these pretty glass mugs and plates at my local thrift store.  They are not a set, but I love eclectic things anyway!  The mugs were .79 cents each and the plates were .59 cents each.  So I had to scoop them up! 

 

Thrift Store Glasses | From My Sweet Heart

So please head over to The Coffee Shop, say hello to Paloma, and join in on the Coffee Friday Fun!

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Comments

  1. I hope you are feeling better now and I am glad you came back to blogging! I love the juxtaposition of warm and cold in this one!It really provokes your taste sense!

  2. Anne, this looks creamy and delightful. I’m sorry to hear about your back injury and hope all went smoothly with your eye surgery… I hope your are feeling better. Have yourself a wonderful weekend my friend and take care. :)

  3. It’s great to have you with us in “The Coffee Shop” today! Take care of yourself! Hugs!

  4. Oooh, honey almond gelato sounds like a great combination. I love your sunflower plates! Hope you are feeling better!!

  5. Ummm, this looks and sounds amazing.
    Over from the Coffee Friday.

  6. Mmmm, what a fabulous way to enjoy coffee!! The flavors combo sounds great! Have a wonderful weekend my friend. I hope you’ll feel better soon! xoxoxo

  7. Oh, that recipe sounds so good! And doesn’t everything taste better in a pretty cup? Stopping by from Coffee Friday!

  8. This is so beautiful, Anne! I love your almond and honey pairing :).

  9. What a great flavour combo! Gorgeous clicks too, Anne.

  10. What great finds! These flavors sound perfect together, Anne!

  11. I just love those pretty cups and saucers. The flower shape is so pretty.

  12. Wow. This looks extremely delicious; almost too good for everyday!

  13. I love the idea of ‘Coffee Friday’ -sounds so cozy;-) (going to check it out!)
    Glad to read that you’re on the mend and feeling up to creating such a delicious recipe using espresso and gelato in your lovely thrift store find cups and saucers. I just love a good find;-)

  14. Nothing like a homemade gelato…and I agree, TFIG! Thank you for sharing! What a beautiful blog. I’m eager to read more.

  15. Welcome back! Hope you’re feeling well. I certainly would be, after tasting this great looking gelato! Wonderful recipe – thanks so much.

  16. Oh, wow…hope you’re recovering nicely, Anne! What a gorgeous treat! I love the Amaretto and espresso topping…perfect for an after dinner drink/dessert!

  17. I’m so glad to see you back and in the kitchen! I hope your back injury isn’t causing you long term problems. Having suffered from back pain a couple of times, I know that it is NOT fun! Hoping your eye surgery was successful. This is definitely my kind of dessert or afternoon treat! The gelato is scrumptious and then the prep with espresso and the cookies – my stomach is growling just thinking about it! The cups and saucers are perfect for such a decadent treat!

  18. Anne, this gelato looks delicious and so elegantly presented! Thank you for sharing. I hope you continue to heal well from your injury and surgery. You will be in my thoughts!

  19. Oh Anne, it stinks that you were laid up for a while with crummy injuries. Back pain is the worst! Although I’m glad we celebrate with this gelato! It looks so decadent and delicious. :) Hope you’re feeling 100% soon!

  20. It’s so elegant and so easy! Talk about being able to wow someone without trying. This looks like one to keep up my sleeve. Thanks!

  21. Easy peasy – Just how I like it! Can’t wait to try out this irresistible combination of flavors.

  22. Oh how I love your presentation! Happy to hear you’re up and at em and thanks for whetting my appetite. If you haven’t done so today would you please check your email? Thankum!

  23. Yum, Anne! Every day can be Friday with a scoop (or three) of this gorgeous gelato!

    • Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen says:

      Got so carried away by the gelato, Anne, that I forgot to wish you a speedy recovery! Hope you are 100% soon!

  24. Hi Anne! I hope you are feeling better, and take good care of yourself. :)

    What a lovely gelato~ I love your clear/translucent cup and saucer! So pretty! Definitely looks light and dreamy in the photo… :)

  25. Welcome back – what a great post! Delicious and elegant at the same time!

  26. Hope you’re continuing to recover Anne. I’m just catching up after being out of town for much of the month of September and part of October. So sorry to hear that you had to have surgery, being a nurse I know that is not fun, no matter what kind it is. Your dessert looks delicious and I love your dishes. We’d have so much fun shopping together as I also love consignment shops, yard sales, thrift shops to find fun, unique props.

  27. It is so nice to see you back, Ann. Hope everything is healing perfectly and you are moving around….sending you lot of love :)

    ….and what a gorgeous Affogato!

  28. Ice cream and coffee?!? Need to try this ASAP!!

    ps: Heading over from Maureen’s blog :)

  29. Hope you are feeling better now! This gelato looks incredible!

  30. Anne, that looks amazingly delicious! You certainly did find some lovely finds at the thrift shop! Hope you are recovering well! We do need to catch up sometime soon… I have finally been to the cities and have visited Trader Joes! Twice now! I am hooked!

  31. I’m so sorry to hear about your injury and surgery! I hope you’re recuperating well. This looks amazing…that gelato is just slightly different from one of my favorite recipes. I’ll need to try your variation!

  32. Affogato is such a clever dessert invention, and this version is simply magnificent Anne! Fabulous recipe idea!

  33. Hey thank you all for your kind words and well wishes. I somehow lost track of the fact that I didn’t respond to everyone’s comments! And so I apologize for being so late in telling you all how much I appreciate your thoughts…..you guys are the BEST! : )

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