Origin: An affogato (which means “drowned” in Italian) is a coffee-based beverage. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of Amaretto or other liqueur.
1 scoop good-quality vanilla ice cream
1 shot freshly brewed hot espresso
Recipe: In a small dessert glass or coffee cup, scoop the ice cream or gelato. Pour the hot prepared coffee or espresso over the top of the ice cream. You can add a shot of whiskey, scotch, or your favorite liqueur.
Dedicated to: All those men who promised me not to hurt my feelings and then left me miserably alone.
I know that like me, you have met men of this kind. I am sure you have because the other night I discussed about it with some of my girlfriends and they all had at least an “affogato” in their life.
The idea of the affogato dessert came up because one of my friends told us about the scorpion and the frog fable. Do you know it?
A scorpion asks a frog to carry him over a river. The frog is afraid of being stung during the trip, but the scorpion argues that if it stung the frog, both would sink and the scorpion would drown. The frog agrees and begins carrying the scorpion, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming and drawing them both. When asked why, the scorpion points out that this is its nature.
No matter what a man promises, he will always be a man. Bitterness please go awaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy