We have to commend the Italians and their way with food. They are the true masters of simplicity. While the rest of the world is getting hung up on adding new and unusual toppings to pizza and stuffing the crusts with barbecue sauce, the Italians keep it simple with tomato and cheese. Go on a trip to Italy and you will bask in the wonder of simplicity - plain bread with olive oil or pasta served with a solitary companion. We have to thank the Italians for bringing us such a range of simple and delicious foods. And now, we have another classic dessert to be grateful for. A gluten-free dessert that is also sugar-free and very tasty, meet - The Affogato.
Hooray For Gluten-Free Desserts - But What Exactly is an Affogato?
In the last few months, we have been celebrating all things gluten free. With our gluten free ice cream and now gluten free brownies, we wanted to add some gluten free recipes. We have been experimenting with all sorts of concoctions but it doesn't get more simple than an affogato. It's the beverage/dessert hybrid that we can't believe we didn't think of earlier.
An affogato is the marriage of two of our favourites - coffee and ice cream. To be more precise, espresso and Wheyhey Salted Caramel Sugar Free Ice cream. The word "affogato" literally translates to "drowned" in Italian. This basically describes the whole process. It's cold ice cream drowned in coffee. Simple is best.
What Are The Benefits?
This deceptively simple gluten free recipe comes with a lot of benefits. Studies have shown that when consumed in moderation, has a superfood-like quality. It is full of healthy antioxidants, even more than the much hyped green tea. It can improve cognitive function, curb depression and plays a role in maintaining a healthy liver. Coffee also acts as an appetite suppressant. This is a particularly useful tool when you are hungry, at a loss for what to eat. When you might otherwise be forced to eat junk food, coffee can fill the temporary gap.
That's one ingredient, so far, so good. Match that with a sugar-free tub of Wheyhey Salted Caramel. Adding a kick of protein to a quick dessert that is less than 100 calories in its entirety.
This is one of our favourite ever gluten free recipes as it's healthy, delicious, a little bit luxurious and oh-so-simple to prepare. It almost feels unnecessary to add in the below, but we will do it anyway. A less than five line recipe that takes more time to read than to prepare. Enjoy!
Serves: One person
Prep Time: < 2 mins
What Do I Need?
1 Shot of Espresso. (We used a Nespresso machine, feel free to make a mug of coffee if you need.)
1 Tub of Wheyhey Salted Caramel Sugar Free Ice Cream
1 Wheyhey Chocolate Coconut Brownie (Optional, but we really do insist!)
What Do I Do?
Scoop your Wheyhey Salted Caramel Mini into a bowl.
Add in a shot of espresso.
That's it, now dig in.
As it's still technically a coffee. Why not finish the dessert with a Wheyhey Chocolate Coconut Brownie. Coffee's new favourite playmate.