Vegan Affogato Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Holiday Dessert)

This vegan affogato recipe is the perfect night cap for a holiday meal or dessert. Rich and creamy dairy-free ice cream melts into fresh poured coffee. Can you put ice cream in coffee?  OH YEAH!

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I recently had affogato at a friend’s party, and it was so decadent and so creamy and so RIGHT.  I grew up enjoying affogato without realizing what it was: coffee in ice cream.  I remember my dad at holiday parties handing me his coffee and asking me to put a scoop of ice cream in it.  The Italians came up with an actual name for this delight: affogato, and it’s absolutely genius.

This Vegan Affogato Recipe Is:

  • Creamy
  • Sweet
  • Earthy
  • Rich
  • Velvety
  • Strong
  • Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

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If you haven’t tried adding a scoop of ice cream to your coffee: do your self a favor and try it!  If you normally take your coffee with cream and sugar, boom, the ice cream takes care of that. I normally drink mine black, which is why adding a scoop of ice cream every once in a while is an absolute treat!

What’s In This Dairy Free Affogato Recipe?

  • Coffee: regualar or decaf, drip or French Press.  However you normally make your coffee is fine, just make it fresh.
  • Ice Cream: dairy free for vegan option

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The awesome thing about this recipe is that you can use any flavor of ice cream you’d like. Vanilla is traditional, and gives the coffee a warm french vanilla flavor. I used So Delicious Vegan Snickerdoodle Ice Cream (and let me tell you, it was SO GOOD) which made this a little cinnamon-y like a latte.  Try any ice cream you have on hand: chocolate for a mocha affogato, caramel for dulce de leche coffee, or go crazy and add mint chip for a bright fresh taste.

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How Do I Make Vegan Affogato?

  1. Prepare the fresh coffee, whichever method you prefer.
  2. To a coffee mug, add the scoop of ice cream. Pour over 1 cup of coffee and enjoy immediately.
  3. Do not stir, the ice cream will naturally melt as you drink the coffee.

Hostess Party Tip: if you are having a party and serve coffee with dessert – bring out the ice cream and let your guests make their own. If people haven’t tried it yet, they’ll be reaching for the scoop.  There’s nothing better with a slice of pie, cake, or a brownie.

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Other Favorite Dessert Recipes You’ll Love!

Pumpkin Spice Bread (Vegan, Egg Free, Dairy Free)

Vegan Walnut Fudge Recipe (Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

Crinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies (Pantry Staple, Vegan & GF Options)

The Absolute BEST Caramel Poke Cake! (Potluck, Party, Crowd Pleaser Recipe!)

Jammy Blackberry Oat Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Vegan Affogato Recipe

This vegan affogato recipe is the perfect night cap for a holiday meal or dessert. Rich and creamy dairy-free ice cream melts into fresh poured coffee. Can I put ice cream in soffee? OH YEAH!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Total Time 1 min
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 1 drink

Ingredients
  

  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream about 1/3 cup, dairy free for vegan version*
  • 1 cup fresh hot coffee

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the fresh coffee, whichever method you prefer.
  • To a coffee mug, add the scoop of ice cream. Pour over 1 cup of coffee and enjoy immediately.
  • Do not stir, the ice cream will naturally melt as you drink the coffee.

Notes

*I used So Delicious brand cashew ice cream, and it was AMAZING!
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