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Dulce de Leche Affogato ice cream

Dulce de Leche Affogato ice cream

This luxurious ice cream recipe features a rich, custard-like base swirled with luscious dulce de leche. Adding hot espresso just before serving transforms it into a sumptuous affogato-style dessert. Each bite is a delicious blend of creamy sweetness and bold coffee, making it an ideal treat for coffee and dessert lovers.

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Why you'll love it: The creamy texture of homemade ice cream, combined with the deep, caramel flavors of dulce de leche, is a match made in heaven. Serving it as an affogato with espresso makes it a sophisticated dessert, perfect for impressing guests or indulging in a decadent treat. The process of making it from scratch, while involved, is a rewarding culinary adventure.

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Ingredients:

  • Egg yolks: 4
  • Granulated sugar: ½ cup
  • A pinch of salt
  • Milk: 1 cup (220g)
  • Heavy cream: 1 ½ cups (360 g)
  • Vanilla pod or extract: 1 pod or ½ teaspoon
  • Dulce de Leche: 2/3 cup, divided

Instructions:

  1. Custard base:
    • Whisk egg yolks, salt and sugar in a bowl.
    • Heat the milk, heavy cream and vanilla in a saucepan until hot but not boiling.
    • Gradually pour half of the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking continuously.
    • Mix the tempered egg mixture with the remaining milk mixture in the saucepan.
    • Cook over low heat, stirring, until it reaches 175°F or is thick enough to coat a spoon.
    • Pass the custard through a fine sieve and leave to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate it for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Churning the ice cream:
    • Pour the cooled custard into an ice cream maker.
    • Add 1/3 cup dulce de leche.
    • Churn according to the ice cream maker's instructions.
  3. Assembly :
    • Transfer the churned ice cream to a saucepan.
    • Stir in the remaining 1/3 cup dulce de leche with a wooden spoon.
    • Freeze for at least 2 hours until set.
  4. Portion:
    • Pour the ice cream into a cup.
    • Create a well in the center with a spoon.
    • Pour a glass of hot espresso into the well.
    • Serve immediately, accompanied by biscuits or chocolate of your choice.

Enjoy this elegant coffee-infused treat that brings together the best of dessert and espresso in one dish!

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