Arabic Coffee and Date Affogato

Affogato is a great after-dinner treat. It's delicious, sophisticated, simple and, perhaps best of all, combines coffee and dessert into one. Our version adds Middle Eastern flavours to this Italian classic such as almonds and dates
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200319 Magazine Ramadan
June 09, 2019
Preparation Time 45 minutes
Serves 6
PHOTO BY Efraim Evidor
RECIPE BY Mart Leisegang
FOOD STYLING BY Mart Leisegang


2 tsp almond essence
750ml Arabic coffee, freshly brewed
2 x 500ml spinneysFOOD Arabic Coffee With Dates Ice Cream
30g slivered almonds, toasted, as needed (optional)


  • 1

    Add almond essence to a pot of freshly brewed Arabic coffee

  • 2

    Place 2 scoops of ice cream into 6 glasses

  • 3

    Top each glass with ½ cup of the warm coffee

  • 4

    Garnish with slivered almonds and serve immediately


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