Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Leprechaun Affogato

This recipe is for the wee one's this St. Patrick's Day. As you may or may not know, Affogato is a a simple Italian dessert that drowns ice cream in espresso. I don't know about you, but giving my kiddos espresso would surely turn them into something like Jack-Jack from the Incredibles...and I just really don't want to go there.

SOOO, where you may ask am I going with this? I am swapping the espresso for HOT CHOCOLATE and in the spirit of the green, am using Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. If you would like to use espresso or hot coffee for the adults, you can...OR to really get your Irish on, add a dash of Baily's Irish Cream, which I did and it is WONDERFUL!

  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • Hot Chocolate (your choice how it is made)
  • Whipped Cream

In a bowl or coffee mug, add 1-2 scoops of ice cream. Pour 1/4 -1/2 cup hot chocolate over top of ice cream and top with whipped cream. ENJOY!

As a side note, I used this same idea for a Kindergarten Christmas party using Peppermint Ice Cream and it was a HUGE hit! Super versatile and fun to do at any time, go forth and make it your own!

This recipe was posted at Sunday's Potluck on Mommy's Kitchen!


  1. Oh Goodness I love mint chip ice cream. this looks so good.

  2. It is one of those silly easy things that is completely versitile and fancy name, lol! But the kiddos absolutely LOVE it!!! You can change it up for all holidays or just because