Domo Affogato – Green Tea Ice Cream Drowned in Espresso and Caramel

Domo Affogato - Green Tea Ice Cream Drowned in Espresso and Caramel



Hey guys, have you ever had one of those get togethers that requires you to linger for awhile? For example, a family gathering at your in laws (not that my in laws have ever done it 🙂 You’re invited to come at 2 o’clock, but the dinner doesn’t start until 6 kinda get together? … Never? Lucky.

Green Tea Affogato


Well, usually you’re about done 2 hours before they call it. But you know, you don’t want to be rude. You’ve helped put the dishes away, wash and dry them, and you even clean their kitchen counter. Giving them (and your partner) a strong enough hint that you’re ready to go home; or giving yourself enough to do to stay alert. Yeah, all that. Do you recall now? You’re about to pass out because you ate too much of everything, drank too much wine to cope, and polished the sweets because you didn’t want to offend anybody; not to mention you run out of conversation material 🙂

This situation can happen at your house too, unfortunately. And you may not be as cool or likable as you think you are. Yeah, I know right – that thought hurts! “Can I please go now?” asked my friend, Diane, one Friday evening. She was ready, like I said, possibly a couple of hours before I got off my couch and finally walked her to the front door. Reflecting, we ate a bunch of appetizers and drank quite a bit of cocktails. It was a perfect blowing of steam kind of evening. And then… a big slice of pie with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream happened.

So, I ponder, “I need to come up with a dessert which would help them to cope with… me.”


Green Tea Affogato


Domo Affogato – as cheesy as it sounds, it’s awesome, you guys! Green tea (matcha) ice cream, yum. Espresso, fancy. Caramel sauce, sweet. The combination of them is excellent! And 2 out of those three components are readily available at your nearest grocery store & you don’t need to overwork yourself in the kitchen? AWESOME!!!!  And here’s a bonus: You can keep your guest’s company, and yes, their eyes open for a 2 hour stretch? Bonus!

So, here you go. Yes, I know, it’s not from scratch (you may feel a little less perfect or even guilty, for a minute or two.) But, you’ll live. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll like it very matcha… (ha, ha, get it?)

Remember, serve this only for your favorite guests. One trip to the store and less than 10 minutes of espresso brewing experience . . . Bam, you shall get 2 hours of extra love. Domo Affogato, Mr. Roboto.


Green Tea Affogato

Domo Affogato - Green Tea Ice Cream Drowned in Espresso and Caramel
Makes 2 servings
  • 1 pint of green tea ice cream, store bought (I use Haagen-Dazs)
  • 4 shots freshly brewed espresso
  • 4 teaspoon Caramel Sauce (I use Torani Sugar Free Caramel Sauce)
  1. Scoop green tea ice cream into glasses.
  2. Pour espresso over each helping. Use 1 shot of espresso per scoop of ice cream.
  3. Drizzle a teaspoon of caramel sauce on top.


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