A spin on the classic affogato, this mocha hot chocolate affogato is made of a rich homemade drinking chocolate and a scoop of your favorite gelato!
A traditional affogato is created with a shot of espresso and a scoop of gelato plopped into it, to bring some sweetness and creaminess to the bitter and rich flavors of espresso. I am not an espresso drinker, but thought a hot chocolate may just as well provide some of the same notes as the espresso, especially with a little coffee flavor in it!
I found this espresso powder designed for baking and cooking online (affiliate link). Espresso powder is generally used to deepen chocolate flavors in baked goods like cakes. It gave this drink just a hint of the good bitterness found in espresso to give this a mocha hot chocolate feel! I also used my cookie scoop to scoop out the perfect size gelato to fit into my cups (affiliate).
Local Spotlight: I used the high-quality melting callets from Glacier for my melting chocolate, and local gelato from STG. I tried it out with a few different flavors: Milk, Biscoff and Espresso Chip. The favorites were Milk and Espresso Chip! I make nearly all my chocolate desserts with Glacier callets. See Also : Peppermint Bark Squares, Pecan Turtles, Ice Cream, and Harry Potter’s Fizzing Whizbees.
Hot Chocolate Affogato
- 3 oz. milk chocolate callets
- 1/8 C. heavy cream
- 1 C. milk
- 1/2 t. espresso powder
- 1/8 t. of cinnamon
- 1/4 t. vanilla extract
- 1 C. gelato flavor of your choice
- In a small saucepan on low heat, combine milk chocolate and heavy cream until melted. Gently whisk and stir to create a thick ganache.
- Stir in espresso powder, cinnamon and vanilla.
- Gradually whisk in milk until it reaches a drinkable consistency.
- Once heated, serve in a small cup with a small scoop of gelato.