Affogato, the perfect summer pick-me-up.

What Is Affogato?

Fun fact: “Affogato” means drowning in Italian - the word is used to describe when a liquid is poured over food, usually cold food. When we’re making an affogato, we love watching the  ice cream melt as it’s drowned in coffee.

How To Make a Grind Affogato

Affogato coffee is the perfect summer pick-me-up. There are some combinations of flavours that you just can’t go wrong with. Espresso with vanilla ice cream, chocolate and nuts is one of them. 

Our Grind affogato coffee is a super simple recipe that uses these ingredients to create something seriously morish. 

Affogato Recipe

Follow our simple step-by-step guide and you’ll make the perfect affogato coffee dessert in minutes. Tag @grind in yours and we’ll share our favourites.



2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream

34ml Grind Espresso 

Grated chocolate

Nuts of choice


Glass of choice


  1. Grab your favourite glass - we'd recommend a short glass, like the one in our video.
  2. Fill the glass with two to three scoops of ice cream - vanilla complements the flavours of our house blend espresso best.
  3. Use your pod machine to make an espresso with our home-compostable Nespresso® compatible pods.
  4. Pour your espresso over the ice cream.
  5. Sprinkle with some grated chocolate and nuts.
  6. Dig in.


If you’re looking for more coffee recipes you can try at home, including our signature espresso martini recipe, head over to our blog, The Takeaway - there’s loads to choose from.