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January 15, 2011

#15: Affogato

An espresso poured over vanilla or chocolate gelato or ice cream

The first non-alcoholic drink in the book. I seed vanilla ice cream, which I had in the freezer. You get exactly what you would expect from this drink. A nice strong espresso flavor, making this essentially a hot milkshake. I guess I could make this again with chocolate ice cream or gelato, which would taste very different, but there's not much point. You know going in what this will be. I didn't expect much, and didn't get much.

I probably should have made this in a smaller glass. The amount of espresso used to fill the glass was too much, and will probably keep me up all night.

This is good for non-drinkers on a cold night.

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