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