Cinnamon Affogatos #SundaySupper

I have a new favorite drink that I am totally hooked on.  From the first time I saw Cinnamon Affogatos in the  Desserts in Jars cookbook, I knew I had to try this delicacy.  I think it was the Cinnamon Gelato that first attracted me.   The taste of caramel and coffee is just heavenly and often makes me question if this is really a drink or is it a dessert.  I think I like to refer to Cinnamon Affogatos as a drink because it sounds better.  After all, I couldn’t possibly tell all my friends that I am enjoying a dessert every afternoon.  Anyone that knows me knows, I am not a dessert lover…. but this drink is just out of this world. Try it and tell me what  you think.  I bet you will be hooked too. 


Cinnamon Affogatos #SundaySupper
Serves: 4
  • Ground espresso beans, enough for 4 shots
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 cups caramel or salted caramel gelato
  1. Stir together the ground espresso beans with the cinnamon and allspice. Brew the spiced espresso according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  2. Add ½ cup gelato to the bottoms of four 8-ounce jars. Pour the hot espresso over the gelato. Sprinkle with a bit of additional cinnamon and serve immediately.
(recipe and image courtesy of Harvard Commons Press)


The Sunday Supper Team is excited to be working with Desserts in Jars this week.  We are giving away copies of Desserts in Jars.  You will have to check out the blogs listed below on Sunday for details.

If that wasn’t enough, join  us during the #SundaySupper Chat and you could win Tickets to the Food and Wine Conference and a 2 night stay during the conference at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek.   Everyone that joins the chat will be entered to win.

Sunday Supper Ready for more Desserts in Jars? Take a look at these recipes from the Sunday Supper bloggers:

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The Desserts In Jars Summer Tour will be hosting live events around the country.  Check out the events below and join us in a city near you.  From Garden Parties to library events to restaurant menus, we are giving you the opportunity to experience these desserts from Desserts in Jars.  These events will be so much fun and we would love to see you there!

Desserts in Jars Summer Tour Schedule

This is an event you don’t want to miss!  We would love to break bread with you at this event!

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  1. says

    Oh my that just sounds amazing! I bet you could actually stir some hot coffee into it to make more of a coffee drink but the way you have it, I think I could drink 3!

  2. says

    I remember my first time combining coffee and ice cream. It was when I studied abroad and was so intrigued with it at the cafe on campus. Now I like to combine the two for morning coffee…er I mean evening dessert. I never really thought about playing around with the flavors. Usually it’s just chocolate or vanilla. I’ll have to try it with caramel or even dulce de leche!

  3. Diana @EatMoveShine says

    Wow, Isabel, this looks and sounds amazing! And I won’t tell your dessert secret… 😉 Love it!

  4. says

    this looks delicious!!! I must try soon! and I have to tell you .. I am soooo bummed I cannot attend the conference this year. I am attending a local food styling workshop here in Seattle that same weekend. . next year, I will be there!!!

  5. says

    I’ve been so excited to come and read your post, Isabel, because I LOVE affogatos and haven’t had one in over ten years. I don’t blame you for getting hooked on this: caramel, cinnamon and coffee is a killer combo. I love this!

  6. says

    I never knew what an affogato was until this post! I had heard it dozens of times on TV (probably Top Chef?), and now I finally know what they’re talking about :) As a White Russian fanatic (combo dessert and drink, in my opinion), this is calling my name. You’re right – I would be HOOKED as soon as I tried it, I’m sure of it.

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