Chile Affogato

Vanilla ice cream is spiced and topped with espresso and freshly whipped cream for a sophisticated dessert.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min (includes freezing time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4
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1 pint vanilla ice cream

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon chile powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 cup heavy cream

3/4 cup hot espresso or strong coffee


  1. Put the ice cream in a medium bowl and let it soften slightly. Work in the cinnamon, chile powder and cayenne. Cover and freeze until solid, about 1 hour.
  2. Beat the heavy cream to soft peaks in a medium bowl with an electric mixer. Divide the ice cream among 4 bowls and pour the espresso over the ice cream. Top with the whipped cream, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve immediately.