noun (plural affogatos)
- An Italian dessert consisting of vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of espresso coffee: the affogato was to die for, with the bitter espresso perfectly complementing the sweet ice creamMore example sentences
- You don't need any grappa to enjoy the small, even artful, rendition of apple spice cake (served with a little wheel of panna cotta) or the very nice vanilla-gelato affogato.
- There's also an underwhelming "granita of the day," and a cooling affogato, which is essentially a glass of vanilla gelato with a shot of espresso poured over the top.
- The first spoonful was luscious, like an alcoholic affogato.
Italian, literally 'drowned', past participle of affogare 'to drown'.