No-Bake Gluten Free Summertime Dessert: Affogato

Sometimes, naturally gluten free is the way to go. This easy no-bake gluten free summertime dessert is just that, easy. Plus, it is a no-bake recipe! Also, learn whether or not espresso is gluten free and how to turn this dessert into an adult dessert using homemade or store-bought liqueurs.

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Be sure to read the Tips section for an evening-friendly version.


A naturally gluten free summertime dessert made with ice cream and espresso. Or…use coffee or chocolate liqueur.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Ingredient Keyword coffee, espresso, ice cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 scoops ice cream small, vanilla, chocolate, or coffee
  • 3 tablespoons hot espresso (or strong coffee; or chocolate or coffee liqueur)
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon (or cocoa powder or chocolate shavings) (optional)


  1. Place ice cream scoops in stemmed glass. Top with hot espresso. If desired, substitute the espresso with coffee liqueur for an adult version.

  2. If desired, top with a sprinkle of cinnamon, cocoa powder, or chocolate shavings. (Traditionally, cinnamon is added, but cocoa powder is more reminiscent of tiramisu.) Serve immediately.


For Low-Caffeine:

Use strong decaf coffee instead of espresso. This makes an evening-friendly dessert.

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