Coconut Milk Affogatto via my Nespresso VertuoLine. VIDEO.

A cool, creamy coconut milk popsicle melts into frothy, rich, hot coffee freshly prepared using my Nespresso VertuoLine machine. This is a summer meets fall beverage to put on your must-sip list. Sweet and rich, this coffee beverage pairs well with brunch, afternoon nibbles or even as an after-meal treat. (For later in the day, just use decaf!) Get two easy coffee recipes, plus check out how much I love Nespresso's latest machine via a VIDEO to watch the machine in action. And FYI I always aim to please, so there are kitty cameos at the end of the video. your welcome ;)..

Coffee bevie inspiration today... An affogatto and a Nespresso VertuoLine Latte Video!

Video of my cinna-maple latte..

The Coconut Milk Popsicle Affogatto..

I credit the classic Affogatto beverage with turning me onto coffee. When I was about ten or eleven, my friends and I would stumble into a tiny coffee shop near my house after school or during the day in the summer months. We would order warm butter-melted-on-top cinnamon buns and dive into them with eager forks. Well one day we decided to try something called an Affogatto. We saw a girl order one and dive her spoon into the melting vanilla bean scoop of ice cream, submerged in steamy black coffee. One bite of that coffee-melted ice cream and we were hooked. Probably not the best beverage for pre-teen girls, but ah well.

So yes, what is an Affogatto? As I described, it is basically a glass of coffee or sometimes coffee and espresso with a giant scoop of ice cream plunged into the warm beverage. The ice cream melts as you sip and spoon the sweet coffee.

Flash forward to now, and I created this dairy-free, healthy spin on a classic Affogatto. Instead of high-fat dairy-free ice cream, I use a 80 calorie coconut milk popsicle (I used one from SoDelicious brand). Creamy rich and a bit lighter. Plus, the popsicle has a built in stir stick!

The base is coffee made using my Nespresso VertuoLine machine. I adore this machine because it carries all the speed and convenience of "pod coffee" but the flavor tastes like a freshly brewed pot, or even better, French pressed coffee. The most amazing thing about this machine is the froth! Mega froth from each mug. No separate frother required. Simply magical. I cannot wait to make fall-favorite vegan Pumpkin Spice Lattes using this machine!

So two easy chilled coffee inspirations for you today:

1) Coconut Milk Affogatto (recipe below .. super easy ..)
2) Cinnamon-Maple Iced Coffee Latte (see the video above for recipe!)

For the affogatto I used these coconut milk mini bars in just java flavor. Any non-dairy ice cream bar works. Store-bought or make your own. For make your own try my chocolate covered ice cream bars.

coconut milk affogatto

kathy patalsky

Published 09/01/2014

coconut milk affogatto

this easy as can be recipe for a dairy-free affogatto includes the two classic ingredients: coffee and ice cream.


  • 1 vegan coconut milk popsicle or scoop of ice cream
  • 8 ounces freshly brewed coffee (I used my Nespresso VertuoLine)
  • additional flavors: cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean to taste
  • Add additional sweetener and/or an added splash of non-dairy milk if desired


  1. Brew the coffee. I used my one-touch method via my Nespresso VertuoLine machine. Tip: Leave about half the glass empty so you can add the ice cream part without spilling.
  2. Stir in the coconut milk popsicle and serve! If using ice cream, simply add a scoop to the coffee glass.

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.

Total time: 5 mins.

Tags: drink,beverage,coffee,coconut milk

*disclosure: thank you to Nespresso for providing me a machine + an iced coffee goody box. this is not a sponsored post.
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