1 scoop good-quality vanilla ice cream or gelato* 1 shot (1 1/2 ounces) freshly brewed hot espresso or 1/3 cup strongly-brewed coffee
- You could substitute any flavor of coffee you would like. Chocolate and coffee-flavored ice creams work great!
Brew the coffee according to your liking.
In a small dessert glass or coffee cup, scoop the ice cream or gelato. Pour the hot prepared coffee or espresso over the top of the ice cream.
Serve immediately - serve while warm and melting. No need to stir, but you can serve it with a spoon if you'd like. The ice cream will melt right into the coffee so it is good either way. Optional Variations:
Add 1 shot of whiskey, scotch, or your favorite liqueur.
Add a dollop of whipped cream.
Makes 1 serving.