An affogato is a dessert that consists of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso coffee. The combination of the cold, creamy ice cream and the hot, strong espresso creates a unique and delicious flavor contrast. Some variations of affogato may also include a drizzle of chocolate sauce or a sprinkle of cocoa powder on top. Some people also like to add a liqueur such as Kahlua or Bailey’s Irish Cream to the espresso for an extra boozy kick. Affogato is a popular dessert in Italy, and it has gained in popularity around the world in recent years.