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gingerbread cookie sitting on top of affogato in coupe glass

Gingerbread Affogato

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 affogato 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Gingerbread Affogato is a hot and cold Italian dessert with a fun holiday twist! Freshly brewed espresso and Kahlua is poured over sweet caramel ice cream, then finished with a sparkling gingerbread man! Sweet, sweet indulgence is just one spoonful away!



2 scoops caramel ice cream

2 oz (2 shots) brewed espresso or very strong coffee

1 oz Kahlua, optional

Gingerbread cookie



Scoop ice cream: Add scoops of ice cream to the bottom of a glass or coffee mug.

Pour over: Top with espresso and Kahlua, if using.

Finish with a cookie: Top with a gingerbread man cookie and a pinch of ground cinnamon. Enjoy!


Use your favorite ice cream flavor, like vanilla, chocolate, pumpkin or a specialty holiday flavor!

Keywords: espresso, ice cream, holiday