This coffee-based ice cream drink is flavored with rich salted caramel. Salted Caramel Affogato is a delightful treat to enjoy in the afternoon or after dinner.
This recipe was created for my client Tate+Lyle, via Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.
Hi. My name is Sarah and I am a coffee addict.
You know those people who wake up and instantly want a coffee? I’m one of them. It’s part of my morning routine — get up, freshen up, get coffee. And you know the folks who need that little jolt in the afternoon? That’s me, too, although I have attempted to curb my afternoon coffee consumption.
It’s not just about the caffeine though. I genuinely love the taste of coffee — whether it’s just with my favorite creamer or flavored with beverage syrups and steamed milk. And I love it in many different ways — as my morning coffee, as espresso based drinks and even as part of delicious desserts … like this Salted Caramel Affogato.
Are you familiar with affogato? It’s a coffee-based dessert drink that combines espresso (or strong coffee) with ice cream. Think of it as a coffee ice cream float … a dessert for those of us who adore coffee and want something sweet to finish off the day.
For this affogato recipe, I upped the ante a bit, using the usual vanilla ice cream and strong coffee or espresso and adding a drizzle of caramel beverage syrup for coffee and finishing with a little sprinkle of sea salt. The result was fantastic — a rich, sweet, creamy, warm coffee drink lightly flavored with salted caramel.
In a word: mouthwatering.
I like to flavor this affogato with one of the four Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups, which come in Hazelnut Pure Cane Syrup, Caramel Pure Cane Syrup, and Vanilla Pure Cane Syrup. There’s also a Zero Calorie Vanilla Syrup variety available as well.
Made with natural pure cane sugar and true vanilla, caramel and hazelnut flavors, these syrups are a great way to turn an ordinary beverage into something extraordinary. Just think of the possibilities — not just for coffee, you can add these to teas, cocktails, smoothies, sodas and more.
The caramel beverage syrup from Tate+Lyle® was ideal for adding rich caramel flavor to this dessert drink. Add a sprinkling of salt and it becomes salted caramel — a favorite! I bet the vanilla syrup will be fantastic in cool beverages like lemonades this spring too.
Which flavor syrup would you try first? And how would you use it?
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream, about 1/2 cup
- 1 shot hot espresso, or 4 oz strong brewed coffee
- 2 tsp Tate+Lyle® Caramel Pure Cane Syrup
- tiny pinch sea salt
- Scoop ice cream into a mug. Clear glass ones make for a pretty presentation.
- Pour espresso or coffee over the ice cream. Drizzle with caramel syrup. Sprinkle with a tiny pinch of sea salt.
- Enjoy immediately.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of four cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to a tween and a teen, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.