Why This Recipe Works
The trick to a good affogato recipe is to use high-quality ice cream with lots of butterfat and a low overrun. Butterfat makes the ice cream creamy and rich. A low overrun means the ice cream doesn’t have a lot of air pumped into it during churning. While an espresso maker is almost a necessity to make an affogato recipe, a very strong cup of drip coffee made with good-quality dark roast beans can do.