Delight Your Taste Buds with Our Affogato Recipe

Hello, coffee and dessert lovers! Buckle up and get ready because you’re about to embark on a delicious journey with me. Today, I will share with you a recipe that will make you feel like you’re sitting in an Italian café, sipping on espresso and enjoying a sweet indulgence.

Introducing the Affogato with Chuck’s Coffee Cigars recipe! This is one of those desserts that instantly elevates your mood and puts a smile on your face. You might be thinking, “what’s an affogato?” Well, let me educate you. An affogato is an Italian dessert that essentially combines two of the best things in life: espresso and ice cream.

But wait, there’s more! In this recipe, we’re adding something truly special – Chuck’s coffee cigars. These bad boys are infused with Chuck Hughes’ signature blend of coffee and spices, and are the perfect complement to the creamy vanilla ice cream and rich espresso. Trust me when I say, this dessert will leave you feeling satisfied yet yearning for more.

So get ready to indulge in a dessert that’s both decadent and comforting. Come along with me as we explore the world of affogatos and coffee cigars.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Affogato With Chuck's Coffee Cigars
Affogato With Chuck’s Coffee Cigars

Are you a fan of desserts that are both sweet and bitter at the same time? Do you love coffee and all of its flavorful goodness? If so, then this recipe is perfect for you. The affogato with Chuck’s coffee cigars recipe combines the best of both worlds by blending espresso and vanilla ice cream to make a classic Italian dessert.

The reason why you’ll love this recipe is the balance of flavors. The sweetness of the ice cream with the bitterness of the espresso blends together perfectly, while also being complemented by the richness of the Chuck’s coffee cigars. This recipe has a kick of caffeine for those who need an extra boost to power through their day.

Moreover, this recipe is versatile enough to be served in various ways. You can customize it to fit your taste preferences by adding some hazelnuts, lemon juice or zest, maple syrup, or even sugar for an extra touch of sweetness. In addition, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can try other substitutions and variations that will take this recipe to another level.

Lastly, this recipe is perfect for any occasion. You can serve it as an after-dinner treat or at brunch with some tiramisu or biscotti on the side. It’s also a great option for parties and gatherings where guests can create their own affogato bars and make their unique desserts.

In conclusion, the affogato with Chuck’s coffee cigars recipe is one that you won’t regret trying out. Its flavorsome taste and versatility make it a dessert that everyone will enjoy. So why wait? Grab some espresso cups, Chuck’s coffee cigars, and vanilla ice cream and get ready to indulge in a delicious dessert unlike any other!

Ingredient List

“A simple yet sophisticated treat for coffee lovers”

Ingredient List

Before starting to prepare this recipe, make sure you have gathered all the necessary ingredients. Here is a list of what you will need:

  • Vanilla ice cream (1 4-cup scoop per serving) – The base of this dessert, creamy and sweet vanilla ice cream is perfect for pairing with the bitter coffee.
  • Sugar (1/4 cup) – Used to add sweetness to the coffee cigar dough.
  • Lemon (2 lemon juices and zest of) – Sweet and aromatic, this lemon adds a bright flavor to the hazelnut-coffee cigar.
  • Hazelnuts (1/2 cup, ground) – Ground hazelnuts give the cigars texture and nutty flavor.
  • Flour (1/4 cup) – Flour is used as a binding agent for the dough.
  • Maple syrup (1/4 cup) – An alternative to sugar, maple syrup adds depth of flavor and sweetness.
  • Butter (2 tablespoons, melted) – Melted butter provides moisture and richness to the dough.
  • Coffee cigars – You can either make them yourself using our recipe (see below), or buy them from a store. These cigars are made from dark roasted coffee beans that are rolled into a cigar shape with a chocolate finish on the outside.
  • Chuck’s Coffee – This recipe calls for brewed Chuck’s Coffee, which can be made using our Affogato with Chuck’s Coffee Cigars Recipe.

Make sure you have measured out all your ingredients accurately before starting with the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

Now, let’s get into the fun part – making this delicious Affogato with Chuck’s Coffee Cigars recipe!

Step 1: Make the Coffee Cigars

The first step is to make the coffee cigars. In a food processor, blend hazelnuts, flour, maple syrup, and sugar until combined. Add some grated lemon zest from 1 or 2 lemons and pulse until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and let it brown slightly. Add the hazelnut mixture and cook while stirring for about 5 minutes or until the mixture is toasted and aromatic.

Pre-heat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Shape the mixture into cigars about 4 inches long and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden. Once cooked, set aside to cool.

Step 2: Brew The Coffee

In a pot, prepare Chuck’s Coffee according to your preference. You can choose between brewing it using a coffee maker, French press or simply by boiling it in a pot.

Step 3: Make The Affogato

Place one or two scoops of vanilla ice cream into each glass or cup. Pour a shot of brewed coffee (around 1/2 cup) into each glass over the ice cream. Crumble one coffee cigar on top of each affogato, then give it a drizzle of maple syrup and sprinkle with some grated lemon zest.

Step 4: Serve and Enjoy!

Serve immediately so that the ice cream won’t melt too much. Enjoy your delicious Affogato with Chuck’s Coffee Cigars recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

While this affogato with Chuck’s coffee cigars recipe is already pretty amazing, there are some substitutions and variations you can make to cater to your personal taste.

Instead of using vanilla ice cream, try coffee ice cream to enhance the coffee flavor. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can use lemon sorbet instead for a refreshing twist.

If you’re not a fan of hazelnuts, swap them out for almonds or pecans. You can also add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warm, cozy touch.

For those who want an alcohol kick, replace the maple syrup with Amaretto or Frangelico liqueur. This will give your affogato a boozy boost that goes perfectly with the coffee flavor.

Want more chocolate in your dessert? Top your affogato with crushed chocolate biscuits or add a drizzle of chocolate sauce. You can even incorporate some chocolate chunks into your coffee cigars.

Lastly, you can transform this recipe into a larger-scale dessert by layering tiramisu or biscotti at the bottom of a dish and topping it off with the affogato mixture.

These substitutions and variations allow you to customize the recipe according to your preference while still enjoying the delicious combination of coffee cigars and vanilla ice cream drowned in spiced coffee.

Serving and Pairing

When it comes to serving and pairing an affogato with Chuck’s coffee cigars recipe, there are several things to consider. First and foremost, affogato is a dessert, so it’s best to pair it with other sweet treats. One ideal pairing option is tiramisu or biscotti, as the flavors of coffee, cream, and chocolate all compliment each other beautifully.

Another fantastic option would be to serve it alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The creamy sweetness of the ice cream compliments the strength of the coffee, creating a perfect balance of flavors. Plus, if you’ve got vanilla ice cream left over from making the recipe (which is highly unlikely because who can resist eating it all?), using it as a garnish for your affogato will create an even more indulgent treat.

If you’re in the mood for something more substantial, you can serve affogato with cornbread stuffing or black cod for a nice savory addition to your meal. This will balance out the sweetness of the affogato and make it feel like part of a bigger meal.

For drinks, you can serve your affogato with some spiced coffee or espresso shots in small cups so that your guests can mix together their own version of an affogato bar!

No matter how you decide to enjoy this recipe, one thing is certain: it pairs best when shared with friends or loved ones!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

If you want to prepare Affogato with Chuck’s Coffee Cigars Recipe ahead of time, there are two things you can do in advance. You can make the coffee cigars and store them in an airtight container for up to 1 week, and you can also make the lemon hazelnut crumble and keep it in a ziplock bag until needed.

To store any leftovers, I would recommend separating the components into their individual containers. Store the vanilla ice cream in the freezer, and store the coffee cigars and lemon hazelnut crumble in separate airtight containers at room temperature for up to three days.

Reheating this recipe is not necessary since Affogato is traditionally served cold. However, if you want to soften your vanilla ice cream for serving, let it sit at room temperature for approximately 5 minutes before assembling it with coffee cigars and lemon hazelnut crumble.

Remember that perfect Affogato requires the right balance of hot espresso and cold ice cream, so be careful not to overheat either component when reheating. Enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

Creating the perfect affogato with Chuck’s Coffee Cigars recipe is all about the details. Here are some tips to ensure your dessert turns out perfectly every time:

1. Use high-quality ingredients – Invest in good quality vanilla ice cream, fresh lemons, and hazelnuts for the best flavor.

2. Make sure the coffee ice cream is frozen – Soft or melted ice cream won’t stand up to the heat of the espresso and could make your affogato soupy.

3. Toast hazelnuts before adding them – Toasting helps bring out their nutty flavor and adds a crunch that complements the creamy texture of the ice cream.

4. Don’t over-brew your espresso – Over-brewed coffee can be bitter and overpowering. Stick to a lighter roast and brew it for just long enough to extract the flavor without making it too strong.

5. Drizzle lemon juice and zest over the affogato – The acidity from lemon helps cut through the richness of the ice cream and espresso.

6. Be creative with toppings – Add extra flair to your affogato by adding whipped cream or shaved chocolate on top.

By following these simple tips, you can create a memorable dessert that will leave your guests raving about your culinary skills.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Affogato with Chuck’s Coffee Cigars recipe is definitely worth trying out for all coffee and dessert lovers out there. With a perfect combination of flavors and textures, this recipe is sure to impress everyone who tries it.

From the smooth and creamy vanilla ice cream to the crunchy hazelnuts and the rich, flavorful coffee cigars, every element of this recipe has been carefully crafted to create a truly unforgettable dessert.

And if that wasn’t convincing enough, just take a look at some of the rave reviews and feedback this recipe has received from food critics and enthusiasts alike. With its unique blend of sweet and savory flavors, it’s no wonder why this recipe has become such a fan favorite.

So don’t hesitate – give this amazing recipe a try today and experience the deliciousness for yourself! Whether you’re looking to impress your guests at your next dinner party or just satisfy your own sweet tooth cravings, you won’t regret indulging in a little bit of Affogato with Chuck’s Coffee Cigars.

Affogato With Chuck's Coffee Cigars

Affogato With Chuck’s Coffee Cigars Recipe

This classic Italian way of serving coffee and ice cream is made even more decadent with coffee cigars. Recipe courtesy Chuck Hughes
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Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Calories 269.9 kcal


Coffee Cigars

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons espresso
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of, a
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons crushed hazelnuts


  • 1 lemon, juice and zest of
  • sugar


  • vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup of strong espresso


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • For the cigars:
  • In a stockpot, melt the butter, sugar, maple syrup, espresso, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then add the flour and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until it thickens slightly. Remove from the heat.
  • Drop a teaspoon-size amount of batter on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spread thinly with the back of a spoon or a palette knife into a circular size shape. Sprinkle with hazelnuts. Repeat until all the batter has been used. Bake in the oven until slightly golden brown, for about 8 minutes. Remove and let cool only slightly until you can handle them, about 5 minutes. Carefully roll them into a cigar shape using the handle of a wooden spoon to guide you, if necessary. If you see they are hardening too quickly, you can put them back in the oven for a minute or two to re-soften and continue rolling. Set aside.
  • For serving:
  • Rim the edges of the espresso cups with lemon juice and then lightly dip the cup in sugar. Add a shot of espresso coffee. Garnish with a scoop of ice cream and lemon zest. Serve the coffee cigars on the side.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 116gCalories: 269.9kcalCarbohydrates: 35.6gProtein: 1.9gFat: 14.2gSaturated Fat: 7.5gCholesterol: 30.5mgSodium: 109.4mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 25g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, European, Ice Cream, Low Protein
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