You may already know that coffee goes great with with a variety of sweets. Affogato appears to be the best product, a holy union of coffee and ice cream. Affogato normally utilizes gelato, which is basically just lower fat ice cream with less air.
While the term may Affogato sound snooty, it’s not a very specific dessert. Affogato means drowned, in which the ice cream is being drowned by coffee, usually in the form of a single espresso shot. Virtually any ice cream can be utilized, and it should balance out the strength of the coffee it’ll drown in. Caramel ice creams complement coffee greatly. In short, it’s hard to screw up. This NY Times article quotes: “Even a bad one can be very good, but a very good one can change your life.”