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Hot Chocolate Affogato

Vanilla ice cream topped with hot chocolate and a candy cane and gingersnap garnish.

Hot Chocolate Affogato

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 2 cups 2 percent milk
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • Mini candy canes (for topping, optional)
  • Gingersnaps (for topping, optional)


  1. As seen on: Giada's Holiday Handbook, Episode 6. Gingerbread House Party.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
nut free

1 comment

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    Adrienne Harris

    Just made a single serving of this with almond milk, 70% dark chocolate chips, raw cacao and peppermint gelato. My version of heaven in a mug! It’s like European drinking chocolate over ice cream. Delicious as always, Giada!

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