Frugal Foodie Mama: Mint Chocolate Affogato Floats

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mint Chocolate Affogato Floats

Skip the fancy coffee shop for your next date night! Make these creamy two ingredient Mint Chocolate Affogato Floats at home for a date night-in instead.
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Skip the fancy coffee shop, and make these creamy two ingredient Mint Chocolate Affogato Floats at home instead. #gelatodate
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As much as my husband & I have tried making at least two date night-outs happen every month, we haven't always been very successful at that. Mainly because life is life, and it is a known fact that it often gets in the way of even the most well intended plans. Most times it is the unpredictability of my husband's job that undermines even our most well thought out date night plans. Anyone else have a husband who works in sales? Namely selling cars? ;) Then I have a feeling that you ladies can definitely feel me on this one. Quitting time may be 5:00, but not when he is in the midst of a potential new sale and a decent commission is at stake. Does that mean that he & I just scrap our date night plans when he comes home just a little too late to make a dinner out happen? Nope! We like to keep a few ideas ready in our date night-in arsenal.

Sometimes my husband and I like to go down to the little local coffee shop in town and have a coffee and dessert date. But on evenings that we can't make our usual coffee date out happen, I thought why not bring the fancy coffee shop to our house instead? And it is so easy when I pick up some Breyer's Gelato and a few canned espresso drinks from my local Target. With just two ingredients and a few minutes, my husband & I are lounging on our deck on a summer evening sipping on a couple of creamy and decadent Mint Chocolate Affogato Floats... ;)

Skip the fancy coffee shop, and make these creamy two ingredient Mint Chocolate Affogato Floats at home instead. #gelatodate
Mint Chocolate Affogato Floats

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None
Ingredients (serves 2)
  • Mint Chocolate Breyer's Gelato
  • 2 cans (6.5 oz each) of Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso Drink
  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup & fresh mint for garnishing, if desired
Instructions
Fill each glass with ice. Pour 1 can of the espresso drink into each glass. Place one large scoop of the Mint Chocolate Breyer's Gelato into each espresso filled glass. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and garnish with fresh mint, if desired. Pop in straws and enjoy!

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Skip the fancy coffee shop, and make these creamy two ingredient Mint Chocolate Affogato Floats at home instead. #gelatodate

So, let's talk about the term affogato for a sec. Most of my foodie friends out there probably already know what this amazing Italian dessert is. For those of you who are not familiar, a traditional affogato is a scoop of vanilla gelato with a shot of hot espresso poured over top. Pretty much amazingness, folks. My Mint Chocolate Affogato Floats are a fun, summertime play on this creamy classic dessert. 
Skip the fancy coffee shop, and make these creamy two ingredient Mint Chocolate Affogato Floats at home instead. #gelatodate

I just loved the Mint Chocolate in these floats, but you could certainly use any of the Breyers Gelato flavors like Vanilla Caramel, Chocolate Caramel, Strawberry Truffle and Cappuccino to make these affogato floats.
Skip the fancy coffee shop, and make these creamy two ingredient Mint Chocolate Affogato Floats at home instead. #gelatodate
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How do you salvage date night when life gets in the way?
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