This was the best tasting iced coffee I've ever had. Since the flavors are extracted without heat, the results are a smoother, less acidic, less bitter product. You can use the coffee concentrate straight on ice cream or gelato for a classic Italian treat – affogato.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
12 hrs
total:
12 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together ground coffee and cold water in a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 hours. Whisk, then strain through a funnel lined with a moistened paper towel into a bowl.

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  • Place ice cream scoops in 2 coffee or espresso cups. Pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup cold coffee over the top of each. Garnish with shaved dark chocolate.

Nutrition Facts

109 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 15.4g 5% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 9.2mg 3% DV; sodium 46.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2013
I loved this affogato I had made it before using another recipe with hot coffee but icecream melted fast then when I tried this i chilled the cups brefore filling them I could not believe the many flavors coffee can develop just brewing it using cold water I just came back from the icecream shop and will have it handy so I can treat myself again! Here in Buenos Aires is super cold right now but I don t care! Tiramisú icecream was my choice and It was fab. It is terrific cheap & easy to to.This is a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/09/2017
Disappointed. If you want a nice smooth drink you don't want to wait for 12 hrs while it is cold brewing. Think we'll stick with using espresso & put in fridge add ice cream & shaved chocolate. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2013
This was just what I needed today! I prepared the coffee last night and threw this together at lunch today (after my morning this was definitely a lunch time deal lol.) The taste was great not too sweet and not the least bit bitter. I wouldn't change a thing. Definitely a winner in my book I plan on fixing it again soon! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2013
I loved this affogato I had made it before using another recipe with hot coffee but icecream melted fast then when I tried this i chilled the cups brefore filling them I could not believe the many flavors coffee can develop just brewing it using cold water I just came back from the icecream shop and will have it handy so I can treat myself again! Here in Buenos Aires is super cold right now but I don t care! Tiramisú icecream was my choice and It was fab. It is terrific cheap & easy to to.This is a keeper! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2014
This is so good! I dont really understand the coffee brewing method. I just used 1/4 cup cooled strong coffee. For the ice cream I used Edys half the fat French vanilla and added about 1 2 tsp chopped chocolate to the top. It was so good I made another one with PB2 chocolate to taste as a shake. Calories are not too bad either with 100 calorie ice cream. ty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2017
Delicious! So simple so tasty and so refreshing. I loved it! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
06/09/2017
Disappointed. If you want a nice smooth drink you don't want to wait for 12 hrs while it is cold brewing. Think we'll stick with using espresso & put in fridge add ice cream & shaved chocolate. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2013
super yumm fancy and easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2016
If you are a coffee lover you will love this! I can't believe I waited so long to make it. I made the cold-brew in my coffee press and had no problem with having to strain coffee grounds. This is such a perfect after dinner dessert especially for coffee lovers. I completely forgot the chocolate shavings and didn't miss them one bit. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2017
It's so good; I think I'm addicted! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2019
I'm a big coffee drinker and this might be one of my favorite ways to brew now. It doesn't have the sour aftertaste you sometimes get with overbrewed coffee either. I may let it sit with cinnamon or ginger next time around. Read More