Project Description

Affogato with Candied Sopressa

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6 Servings
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Difficulty Level
Active Prep
Active Prep
10 min
Total Time
Total Time
10 minutes

Keep afloat. Don’t drown. That’s what affogato translates to. Though it would be a good way to go, melting into a strong shot of espresso, chewing on a few candied salami bits. Enjoyed as a dessert or afternoon pick-me-up, affogato with candied sopressa is transcendental either way. Where’s that ice cream scoop?


Put the salami and sugar in a medium nonstick skillet and set over medium-low heat. Stir and cook until the salami gets sticky and lightly browned and the sugar becomes syrupy, about 7 minutes.

Pour the water into the lower chamber of the espresso maker. Insert the funnel and fill it with the ground espresso (do not tamp). Tightly screw the upper part of the pot to the base. Place over a small burner (flame shouldn’t come up the sides) and bring to a boil. Once you hear a gurgling sound and the top pot is full of espresso, it’s done.

Add a scoop of gelato to each mug and pour a shot of espresso over top (1 ounce). Sprinkle with some candied salame.


  • 1½ ounces sweet sopressa, cut into 1/8-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons ground espresso
  • 6 ounces water
  • 6 scoops vanilla gelato

special equipment

  • stovetop espresso maker


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