Drinking Affogato at Sol Gelato

By | January 4, 2010

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During that same night when I had a hearty meal at Little Asia Restaurant in the Venice Piazza Mall at McKinley Hill, I discovered a quaint dessert place right around the corner called Sol Gelato.

And I was delighted to see that in their menu includes one of the most popular beverage dessert in Italy – the affogato.

Affogato is the Italian word for “drowned” and it is a coffee-based beverage and dessert.

You make an affogato by simply pouring a shot of hot espresso over gelato or ice cream. Some variants would also include a shot of Amaretto.

The bitterness of the espresso is easily taken by the sweetness of the gelato and a sip from it will give you a smoothness that goes down on your palate. It’s really an interesting drinking experience if ever you’re craving for something different with your caffeine.

But Sol Gelato is really about their “ice cream”. I had quotes on that because there is a difference between a gelato and ice cream.

Gelato is made more with whole milk while ice cream is made up of more cream (duh!).

But one big difference between the two is that gelato has significantly less fat content than ice cream – which makes it a weight watcher’s better alternative. 😀



5 thoughts on “Drinking Affogato at Sol Gelato

  1. MrsLavendula

    its like you read my mind!
    I just came from Gelatissimo the other day in Greenbelt and saw their affogato and got really interested. i was too full to try it though and was wondering how it tasted like then suddenly i read your blog entry! NEAT! =)
    will surely get one of those the next time i see a gelato shop!

  2. Treesha

    I’m sitting here surfing and found this site … OMG! I just started a diet this week and these pictures look so sinful! LOL! (Especially the 3rd pic!) Dang!

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  4. andie

    no offense meant, but I noticed how you “paraphrased” some contents straight out of wikipedia 😉 nice pics, btw!

  5. Fitz Post author

    Hi andie, yeah – Wikipedia was my main source of information for the affogato. And it’s better paraphrased than just right out copied, don’t you think?

    Anyway, thanks for liking the pics.

    Cheers! 😀

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