1. Place 2 small scoops of ice cream in a coffee cup
2. Pour in a shot of hot espresso
You can step by the traditional recipe and replace vanilla ice cream with any other you like. You can also add liquor or other toppings like caramel or chocolate sauce, cookies, shaved dark chocolate or chopped hazelnuts. Or all at once.
3. Serve and think about Italians being so creative
This time we'll explore a dessert. A dessert made of what is referred to as the two best of Italian, which is espresso and Vanilla Gelato. Affogato means "drowned" in Italian and it is literally drowning ice cream in coffee.
The recipe is super easy, but we'll do it step-by-step anyway.
1. Take a big glass (up to 350 ml)
2. Fill it with ice. A lot of ice. Ice to the rim!
3. Pour over tonic
4. Brew an espresso
5. Pour the shot gently over the ice
We're used to having 'gin' right before the 'tonic', not an 'espresso'. But there's Espresso Tonic now spreading all over the world. Seems it comes from Europe again. More specific sources say it comes from a particular cafe in Helsingborg, Sweden. Don't mistake it with Finland's Helsinki! But whatever origin it has, it is still a fancy refreshment from the summer heat.
Espresso Tonic
Remember to start with a tonic that has got more of the brighter and acidic notes and with a coffee that have a lot of natural acidity. That'll be your basic recipe.
1. Place 140 g of ice (it's about 11 ice cubes) in a blender
2. Add 40 g of milk, 40 g of cream and 20 g of syrup
3. Add 2 shots of espresso
4. Blend
5. Pour in a lovely glass
A must have recipe for summer! Try and not get addicted to this easy made and tasty coffee drink. You'll need your favorite syrup (actually, the classic one is vanilla), milk, cream and ice. And don't forget about coffee, of course. By the way, it's better to cool it in advance so it is really cold when you start.
Frappé coffee
That's all! Cool and refreshing drink is ready. Take your time and enjoy the summer.
Espresso ice cubes
Are you familiar with this feeling when you drink a beverage and as ice is melting it becomes less of whatever you were drinking before and more of an ordinary water? Well, that's a recipe that will make it vice versa. Espresso ice cubes are exactly what you might think and they are too easy to make:
Add ice in any drink that your imagination lets you. We just suggest the most obvious one: iced coffee. Oh, and always remember that it doesn't need to be pure coffee, milk and syrups will also be a nice add.
1. Brew as many coffee as you want
2. Let it cool
3. Pour coffee in ice cube tray and place in freezer
1. Whisk 5 oz of milk with 1,5 spoon of chocolate cacao
2. Let it cool a little and add syrup
3. Blend it
4. Break ice into pieces and put them in glass
5. Add blended coffee with syrup
6. Put ice cream on top of this
7. Garnish with chocolate crumbs and mint leaves.
That is something fancy, no doubt. Just look at the ingredients: 150 ml of freshly brewed coffee, 100 g of dark chocolate, mint syrup or liquor and ice cream. Let's taste it!
Ice coffee with mint and chocolate
Orange coffee
Sometimes it seems there are either people who love the mix of coffee and orange or those who cannot bear the taste, and no one in between. This recipe is strictly for the former, of course.

Though it may not sound like the easiest one, it's never a reason not to try, right?

Prepare 200 ml of coffee, 2 oranges, sugar powder, whipped cream, cookie crumbles, nuts and ice cubes.
Sounds quite tasty to attract more people to try coffee-orange cocktails.
1. Peel oranges and then squeeze oranges
2. Put peels in a saucepan, add a glass of water and sugar powder. Boil at low temperature for about 5 minutes. Filter the syrup and then cool it.
3. Mix and stir cooled water, juice and syrup.
4. Put ice cubes in glass and pour the mix. Add whipped cream and garnish with cookie crumbles and nuts