Hot Chocolate Affogato

Hot Chocolate Affogato
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Ease of cooking: Easy
    Method of cooking: Boiling
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
    Cooking time: 5 minutes


  • 2 cups 2 percent milk
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • Mini candy canes, for topping, optional
  • Gingersnaps, for topping, optional


  1. Gently warm the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. When small bubbles begin to form around the edges, whisk in the chocolate chips, cocoa powder and salt; whisk until smooth.
  2. Scoop small scoops of ice cream into small tea cups or espresso cups. Ladle some of the hot chocolate over the ice cream and let the kids top with candy canes or gingersnaps if desired.
Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis.