Whenever I host a dinner party, I get caught up in the dinner menu, appetizers, and drinks. Dessert is usually the last thing on my mind. And after a full day of prepping, cooking, and hosting, I want to serve something easy. A scoop of ice cream is the easiest of desserts, but it’s also kinda boring. Solution: affogatos. An affogato is just a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a shot of hot espresso poured over. As the espresso melts the ice cream, it basically becomes a sweet and creamy latte. I topped mine with a sprinkle of cacao nibs for a little crunch. Yummm!
A vanilla milkshake is classic, but sometimes it’s nice to mix things up. I added a big spoonful of Biscoff cookie spread and the result was fantastically rich and delicious. Definitely too much to be a staple, but it’s nice to indulge every once in a while!
Yields: 2 milkshakes
- 2 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 cup Biscoff spread (or any other cookie or nut butter)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 crushed Biscoff cookies (optional)
Just add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and thoroughly mixed. Measurements don’t need to be exact – play with the proportions of the ingredients to suit your preferred taste and texture. I like mine with more texture, so I used the crunchy version of the spread and added a handful of cookie crumbs. Once blended, pour into chilled glasses and top with homemade whipped cream.