Homemade Peppermint Mocha Affogato Recipe

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Homemade Peppermint Mocha Affogato Recipe

The variant of a simple dessert based on ice cream and coffee.

This Affogato will conquer your taste buds in a blink of an eye!

Spring has not yet arrived, and we are already preparing for summer … Have you heard of affogato? It is an Italian dessert, a little two in one, because it mixes coffee and ice cream – traditionally with vanilla. In Italian, “affogato” means “drowned”, in reference to the ice dipped in the coffee. It is eaten quickly, so you don’t lose the surprising hot-cold sensation at the end of the meal. Therefore, in this recipe, we advise you to prepare the affogato at the last minute during a comfy afternoon.

Fun-Fact: You can prepare the peppermint mocha affogato ice cream yourself. However, most ice creams – except sorbets – can be used in affogato. Here is an excellent variant, tested and approved: hazelnut ice cream, caramelized hazelnuts and Gourmesso Nocciola coffee.

Total time: 10 min

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 4 Glasses


  • 4 double shots of espresso or strong black coffee
  • 8 generous peppermint ice cream balls
  • 8 tbsp of chocolate syrup (or 80 g of melted dark chocolate)
  • Whipped cream
  • Peppermint rasps


 In each glass, place two balls of ice and place the glasses in the freezer.

 Just before serving, pour four double espressos.

While the espresso is flowing, take out the whipped cream, chocolate syrup and peppermint sugar and place them in a line.

When the espresso is ready, remove the glasses from the freezer and pour the espresso and chocolate on the ice.

Finish with a layer of whipped cream, not forgetting a little chocolate…

If you want to add some liqueur, add it together with the espresso.

Done. Enjoy!


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