Rustic Italian Dinner :: Afogatos + Cookies
Dessert at our Italian dinner was a traditional afogato, called a Piccolo Affogato al Caffe (espresso poured over gelato). Our friends Ben and Laura from Van Leeuwen brought a vanilla flavored ice cream from their shop. If you haven’t tried Van Leeuwan ice cream yet – you must ! Their yellow trucks are scattered throughout the city and the have a little shop in williamsburg as well. The best part is that they use local and organic products to hand make all their ice creams. Alongside the gelato, we served an array of cookies from another local fave – One Girl Cookies. And with this we end our Italian dinner posts – thanks again to all our friends and vendors for participating in such a wonderful day !
Recipe :: Piccolo Affogato al Caffe
3 cups vanilla gelato or ice cream
2 cups strongly brewed espresso
Garnish: espresso beans
Arrange 12 small glasses on a rimmed baking sheet. Fill each with 1/4 cup gelato. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Pour 3 tablespoons espresso over each. Garnish with espresso beans. Serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart Living