Chocolate gelato topped with a shot of hot espresso and whipped cream
? cup cold whipping cream
1 tablespoon espresso powder
1 pint chocolate gelato or ice cream
This dessert is effortless and elegant and combines two of my very favorite thingschocolate and coffee. Homemade whipped cream takes the classic dessert one step closer to perfection.
Using an electric mixer, beat the cream in a medium bowl until soft peaks form. Cover and refrigerate the whipped cream.
Whisk ½ cup boiling water and the espresso powder in a glass measuring cup until the powder is dissolved, or use an espresso machine to make 4 shots of espresso.
Scoop ½ cup of the gelato or ice cream into each of 4 dessert bowls or glasses. Pour 2 tablespoons or 1 shot of hot espresso over each. Top with the whipped cream and serve immediately.