Please welcome Aaron of FatForWeightloss.com.au! He’s our very first guest poster and we’re super excited to present to you his delicious, low carb Affogato recipe! Getting used to American coffee will be hard after enjoying fresh espressos every day during our time in Florence, Italy. After hearing Aaron’s idea for Affogato, we were thrilled. We haven’t had a dessert on the blog in a while, so this is a welcome treat for all of us!
An Italian Classic!
Close your eyes. Stay with me for just a moment. Close your eyes, and visualize the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Italy.
Was it the food? Was it the people? The comfort of a large glass of red wine? Or maybe… It was the strong robust espresso coffee!
The smell of coffee usually follows with a warm feeling of comfort. Many people wake up to their best friend, coffee, and visit it a few times a day in order to stay focused.
Picture a hot summer’s evening in Florence, Tuscany. You have been invited you into the local pizza restaurant for an authentic Italian masterpiece.
Across the road, you spot a shop selling Gelato. The large glass windows glisten with the crisp, cool frost from a vanilla bean cream sensation.
The aromas of freshly ground coffee being worked to the drop cross your path as you begin to wonder if there is any room for dessert?
As the dessert stomach reminds you that the night is not over, you decide to go for it! It’s going to be the best Affogato of your life!
Drowning In Flavor
The Italian word Affogato literally means “drowned” in English. Traditionally, it’s a scoop or two of a creamy smooth vanilla ice cream drowned in a strong, robust shot of coffee. It is the epitome of dessert simplicity.
As humans, we are meant to bend the rules. This recipe lives somewhere between creativity and tradition, keeping the individual items traditional, but served separated, filling the desire that two simple ingredients can create.
Since the coffee holds a strong, robust role to the vanilla ice cream protagonist, it leaves a desire that can easily be filled by something nutty and bittersweet. These flavors fit perfectly with an Italian liqueur known as Amaretto.
Amaretto was discovered in 1525 by Bernardino Luini, one of Leonardo da Vinci’s pupils. Originally it was bitter apricot kernels soaked in brandy, and more recently has introduced almonds. It’s the ideal addition to complete this keto affogato recipe.
I hope you enjoy making and eating this sugar-free, low carb version of the traditional Affogato as much as I did. Ciao!
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