Arabic Coffee and Date Affogato

A traditional affogato is a great pick-me-up after dinner, but you have to try our spin on the Italian classic that combines Arabic coffee and dates
Arabic Coffee and Date Affogato
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Arabic Coffee and Date Affogato
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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