Irresistible Affogato Martini: from Coffee to Cocktails

Affogato has always been a dessert favorite, but discovering its spirit version, the Affogato Martini, took my indulgence to new heights. The bitterness of the coffee, the warmth of the alcohol, and the cold, creamy ice cream create a symphony of flavors that’s both indulgent and exhilarating.

Easy Affogato Martini recipe

It’s become a go-to treat for those evenings when I want to elevate my dessert game and add a dash of adult flair. There’s something undeniably charming about sipping on an Affogato Espresso Martini, letting the caffeine and spirits weave their magic as I enjoy the perfect blend of Affogato with alcohol.

A glass of Affogato Martini

The Espresso Martini Affogato recipe is quite similar to that of the Affogato dessert. I just need to add some liqueur to it. Here’s how to make the Italian Espresso Martini:

Affogato Martini – Espresso Martini with ice cream

A perfect way to satisfy both your coffee cravings and your sweet tooth in one delicious sip
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 1
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 ounce 30 ml coffee liqueur like Kahlúa
  • 1 ½ ounces 45 ml vodka
  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream


  • Brew a shot of espresso. If you don't have a coffee maker machine, you can use instant espresso powder
  • In a shaker, combine the hot espresso, coffee liqueur, and vodka. Shake well to chill the mixture.
  • Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a serving glass.
  • Pour the shaken espresso martini over the ice cream.
Keyword alcohol, cocktails, coffee, drinks, martini

Affogato Cocktail variations

Besides this basic and simple Affogato Martini recipe, you can create your own variations to make the drink more flavorful. Here are some ideas:

– You can add a drizzle of chocolate syrup, chocolate shavings, candied hazelnuts, or caramel sauce on top of the vanilla ice cream before pouring the espresso martini.

– Instead of using regular coffee liqueur, you can use Irish cream liqueur to bring your affogato alcohol a creamy and rich flavor.

Espresso martini dessert - Affogato Martini
Affogato liqueur

– Add a splash of coconut milk or coconut cream to the espresso ice cream drink for a tropical flair.

– Infuse the ice cream martini with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warm and spicy undertone.

Johanna Cleveland
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1 thought on “Irresistible Affogato Martini: from Coffee to Cocktails”

  1. 5 stars
    I never knew an affogato martini could be so easy to make at home! The recipe is simple, and the result is a delightful cocktail that’s sure to impress. Perfect for entertaining


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