The Ultimate Espresso Affogato



  • 110g Sugar

  • 60g Skimmed Milk Powder

  • 550g milk (divided into 250g and 300g)

  • 165g double/heavy cream (divided into 65g and 100g)

  • 0.5g Xanthan

  • 0.5g Locust Bean Gum

  • 0.1g Kappa Carageenan

  • 1g vanilla bean pulp

  • 5g vanilla bean paste


  1. Thoroughly mix the sugar, xanthan, locust bean gum and carageenan together in a bowl with a whisk.

  2. Pour 250g of milk and 65g of double cream into a pan

  3. Add the sugar mixture to the pan and heat

  4. Whisk to combine as the pan heats, and once it begins to simmer reduce the heat. It should nearly boil, and hold it there, whisking vigorously for 60 seconds

  5. In a separate mixing bowl, or blender, combine the hot, thickened cream mixture with 60g of skimmed milk powder, the remaining 100g of cream and 300g of milk and the vanilla pulp and paste. Whisk/blend until completely combined.

  6. Chill in an ice bath.

  7. Churn in your ice cream machine.

  8. Once churned and ice cream, then transfer to a container and put in the freezer to further firm up.

  9. Make sure your serving vessel (cups/bowls etc) are frozen before use.

  10. Before scooping, allow to come to -10C.

  11. Per serving, allow approximately 50g of ice cream per single shot (16-20g) of liquid espresso

  12. Pull the shot directly onto the ice cream in the frozen vessel.

  13. Serve immediately!