Strawberry Affogato

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This strawberry affogato is a grown-up version of the traditional Italian espresso and ice cream pour-over dessert. Affogato means “drowned” and while we love our gelato drowned in hot coffee, we love this adult combination even better.

 

This strawberry affogato - wine & ice cream float - is a grown-up version of the Italian traditional espresso and gelato treat.

Add more sparkling wine and you have a delicious beverage. I loved the big bubbles created by the bubbly over ice cream and went a bit crazy with it, as you can see. Follow the recipe exactly and it should be perfect.

 

If you ask me, the strawberry affogato (or a wine and ice cream float) pairs nicely with these fillo cherry blossoms for a romantic Valentine’s Day date. I can’t tell you what else I’m planning because my husband reads my posts on occasion. It’d be just my luck that he decides to read this one. So, shhh!

 

He proposed to me on Valentine’s Day years ago so we make it extra special. I like to celebrate everything with Champagne. Ice cream is just a bonus.

 

Sparkling wine or champagne, one of the elegant extras in life, should be served chilled. They don’t call it King of Wines and Wine of Kings for no reason. But I only drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. 😉

 

Combining the two favorite treats is brilliant. No rules and no consequences. What is your favorite combination? Please don’t say root beer and ice cream float because we can’t be friends then.

 

Two thumbs down for root beer. To me, it looks and tastes like a car mechanic’s bath water. Bubbly, on the other hand, is like tasting the stars!

Strawberry Affogato Recipe

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Perfect for Valentine's Day, this champagne and gelato float is both a beverage and a dessert

 

INGREDIENTS:
Serves 2

  • 8 oz. strawberry ice cream
  • 4 oz. strawberry-flavored sparkling wine
  • Graham cracker crumble for topping – optional

 

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Other boozy affogato variations:

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Scoop the strawberry ice cream into two glasses or glass bowls.
  2. Pour two ounces of sparkling wine over each glass of ice cream.
  3. Top with graham cracker crumble if desired.

 

pouring sparkling wine over strawberry ice cream

Delicious Italian strawberry affogato

5 from 7 votes
Wine and ice cream float
Strawberry Affogato Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
This strawberry affogato - wine & ice cream float - is a grown-up version of the Italian traditional espresso and gelato treat.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. strawberry ice cream
  • 4 oz. strawberry-flavored sparkling wine
  • Graham cracker crumble for topping - optional
Instructions
  1. Scoop the strawberry ice cream into two glasses or glass bowls.
  2. Pour two ounces of sparkling wine over each glass of ice cream.
  3. Top with graham cracker crumble if desired.
Recipe Notes

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Other boozy affogato variations:

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40 Comment

  1. Reply
    Carlee
    January 30, 2018 at 11:02 am

    My Valentine would love one of these. They are so pretty too, Jas!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 30, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you, Carlee! I love tasty, easy treats.

  2. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    January 31, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    “I like to celebrate everything with Champagne. Ice cream is just a bonus.”
    “But I only drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad.”
    A girl after my own heart….

    I won’t mention how, as a kid, I remember there being a wall of A&W jugs in the basement. I mean, literally, jugs on jugs stacked against a basement wall. My mom was pregnant and craved A&W ALL the time… I don’t mind a Sasbarillo on occasion.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 31, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      Oh, wow! A&W – thanks but no thanks. I had to look up Sasbarillo (thanks, Google!) but found Sarsaparilla instead. Is that what you meant? If it tastes anything remotely like root beer – keep it, lol.

  3. Reply
    Thrifty Campers
    January 31, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    THis is the way to treat yourself

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 31, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      I’ll say 😉

  4. Reply
    Natalie A
    January 31, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    This recipe looks fancy, but very simple to make! Your pictures are sooooo good! Thank you for this drink/float idea!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 31, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      Super simple! Thanks, Natalie!

  5. Reply
    Christie Hawkes
    February 1, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    That looks divine–and easy to prepare. Bonus! Thanks for sharing on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. And how romantic to get engaged on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you, Christie! Super easy to prepare 🙂

  6. Reply
    Jann Olson
    February 1, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Looks very pretty! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      Thank you!

  7. Reply
    Ava
    February 2, 2018 at 1:43 am

    I can never think of mixing an ice cream with an wine and you did it so nicely.
    Really, this drink is looking so much delicious.
    I definitely gonna try this at my home.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 6:47 pm

      I always say: try new foods! 😀 Thanks for stopping in, Ava!
      P.S. My oldest granddaughter is Ava (short from Avelyn). 🙂

  8. Reply
    Barrie
    February 2, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    This is gorgeous and I have never had an affagado that wasn’t made with hot coffee! Love this idea!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks, Barrie! It could be enjoyed with a red wine as well. 🙂

  9. Reply
    Mary
    February 2, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Jas you are seriously making me want things I never wanted to try before. And I’m sure it’s not just the awesome photography.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      That’s so sweet of you to say, Mary! Thank you, means a lot!

  10. Reply
    Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
    February 3, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! Pinned!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      Thank you!

  11. Reply
    Honest Mum
    February 3, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Oh hello! Dreamy x

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      So happy you like it, Vicki 😀 Thanks for stopping in!

  12. Reply
    Monika Dabrowski
    February 3, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    I’ve had ice cream in coffee but never in wine! Such a simple and delicious idea! Thank for bringing it to FF:)

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you, Monika! 🙂

  13. This just looks so gosh darn pretty! It really makes me wish I wasn’t allergic to wine…maybe vodka and a little bit of strawberry sparkling water?

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      Oh, no! I’ve never heard anyone being allergic to wine. That’s too bad! I think your idea of vodka might work. Or strawberry flavored vodka and sparkling water would be OK too. Only one way to find out. 😉

  14. Reply
    laura
    February 3, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Mmmmmm these look delicious! Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy-we appreciate you!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you, Laura! 🙂

  15. Reply
    Robin
    February 3, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    you’re brilliant!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      Lol, wish I was, but thank you! 😀

  16. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    February 4, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Looks really good – I think I need one! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – have a fabulous week!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 5, 2018 at 8:37 am

      Thank you, Helen! It’s Monday – I need one too, lol.

  17. Reply
    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    February 5, 2018 at 9:46 am

    That certainly looks yummy! It would make a perfect drink for Valentines Day. Great celebration drink.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 5, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      It certainly is. Thanks, Marisa!

  18. Reply
    Alina | Cooking Journey Blog
    February 5, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Oh, this looks so appetizing and irresistible. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 5, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks, Alina! I’m thrilled you like it. 🙂

  19. Reply
    Elise Cohen Ho
    February 5, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Oh my goodness. This looks so good and interesting. I will have to try that.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 5, 2018 at 4:55 pm

      I hope you do, Elise! It’s so easy and yummy. 😉

  20. Reply
    April J Harris
    February 11, 2018 at 11:57 am

    What a wonderful dessert recipe, Jas, and I love how easy it is! This variation is perfect for Valentine’s Day but I love your other suggestions as well! Pinning. Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 11, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      I’m so happy you like it, April! Thank you. It’s a bit different but easy to make. 🙂

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