This classic Italian dessert—hot espresso poured over cold ice cream—is a terrific pick-me-up. But it’s even better with stout in the mix. Affogato means “drowned” in Italian. This simplest of simple desserts is just that: ice cream drenched in a mix of espresso and rich-tasting stout. The texture changes as the hot and cold elements gently melt and meld together. No two bites are exactly the same, but all are equally delicious.
1 500 mL package premium ice cream (preferably vanilla, coffee or almond-flecked)
1/2 cup (125 mL) hot espresso or strong brewed coffee