Affogato with Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Affogato with Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Affogato is one of my favorite desserts, and Keurig Rivo reminded me how much I love it! It starts with one scoop of vanilla gelato that’s “drowned” in fresh, hot espresso. The rich bitterness of the espresso swirls deliciously with the sweet creamy ice cream. I like to serve affogato with home-made biscotti for dipping, and chocolate hazelnut is the perfect flavor combination!



  • 8 oz sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp coffee extract
  • 1 oz espresso
  • 10 oz all purpose flour
  • 3 oz Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 5 oz toasted chopped hazelnuts
  • 5 oz 66% bittersweet chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • In a mixer fitted with the whip attachment, whip together eggs, sugar, coffee extract and espresso until light and doubled in volume.
  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.
  • Switch to paddle attachment and mix on medium speed. Add in dry ingredients, chopped hazelnuts, and chocolate.
  • Divide dough into two portions and roll out until each half is about 2” thick.
  • Place logs on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Lower oven temperature to 300°. Slice biscotti logs into ¼ inch slices and lay out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for another 10 minutes or until dry to the touch.

Recipe Prepared with Keurig Rivo Intenso Espresso

Photo Credit: Nialla Photos, Inc.



Donatella Arpaia

Donatella Arpaia is a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and mother. She has built an empire of successful restaurants drawing on the skills, passion, methods, and love for food she learned from her family.

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