Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with simple and boozy, Irish Affogato. It’s a sweet combination of salted caramel gelato, espresso and Irish whisky.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
About a month ago, my friend Maria shared an awesome recipe for Easy Affogato on her blog and ever since then, I have had affogato on the brain. Maria’s recipe is fantastic and I served a version of it when we had the Buddy’s piano teacher over for dinner then again when we had a casual dinner party with a few of our friends. I have even been making these quick affogatos in the evenings to eat while we catch up on our At Midnight (from the night before, that is).
Have you seen that show? It’s awesome.
Well, I thought with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, it would be fun to put an Irish spin on this classic Italian treat. Plus, with the fact that my husband is half Irish and half Italian, I thought it would be super cute for him. Well, I tried both Bailey’s Irish Cream and Irish whisky, and I decided the combo of salted caramel gelato with Irish whisky was the winner. Like a whisky caramel sauce, kind of thing.
Anyway, I was so proud of my idea, that I went about photographing and even making a little video about it:
All was good until yesterday morning, I opened my email to see one of my favorite blog series, Crushing On by Jessica over at How Sweet It is. I love those posts and Jessica has been generous enough to share a few of my posts over the past few months. So, I scan down the list and see if anything jumps out at me, and BOOM – halfway down the list: Irish Whisky Affogato.
While I figured the idea wasn’t totally original (I mean, there are only 3 main ingredients) I had no idea that there had been such a recent post of a very similar recipe.
Well, I had serious thoughts about not posting this, because I try to keep things relevant for you all, but after talking to some friends, I came to the conclusion that there is always room for more coffee, ice cream and booze.
They were totally right.
And there you have it. There are no totally original ideas, but I’m okay with that. Plus, Honestly Yum‘s version is freaking stunning! Definitely head over and check it out – in fact, the entire site is drool worthy!
I guess the ultimate message behind this post is you should make some Irish Affogato – however you want to spin it! While you’re at it, whip up some Sausage Biscuit Skillet with Guinness. See? Now your whole menu is taken care of.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Irish AffogatoMarch 17th, 2014
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients:1 cup salted caramel gelato4 oz espresso or strong coffee, hot2 shots Irish Whisky or Bailey's Irish Cream2 thin mint cookies, crumbled
Place 1/2 cup of ice cream in a cup. Pour 2 oz of espresso and 1 shot of whisky over the ice cream. Top with crumbled thin mints and serve!