Affogato in a chocolate coated cup
Simple and effective an Affogato is a hugely popular, simple Italian dessert of a shot of espresso poured seductively over Vanilla Ice Cream often drizzled with Ameretto.
My first was at school (during detention). A weekly treat for the Noviziato of young Italian Nuns. One sweet soul shared hers with the only non-Catholic at the Convent School. For me, school was a character forming experience of survival and Stracciatella ( gelato with chocolate shavings ) I digress…..
The twist for this version of Affogato is to serve it in a chocolate coated cup.
You can use standard purchased cones but quite obviously the coffee and ice cream will flow straight through, more than just a soggy bottom!
Coat the inside of your chosen biscuity vessel with melted chocolate :-
Into a dish, suitable to use in the microwave, place grated eating chocolate
Melt at medium to full power in 20 second blasts in the microwave until only just melted and molten. Swirl from time to time.
Alternatively melt over a pan of simmering hot water but do not let the bottom of the bowl touch the simmering water (takes about 8-10 minutes depending on quantity).
Swirl the chocolate coating in your cone cups, and repeat another 2-3 times allowing the chocolate to set in between. Store in an airtight container in a cool place (not a refrigerator) until required.
Once ready to use, make the coffee and allow to cool so as its warm rather than hot. Then pour over the vanilla ice cream in the cups and them serve straight away.
The ice cream, coffee, biscuit and chocolate + Amaretto = yum!