Shaved Snow Affogato: soft snow drowned in exotic flavors
What is shaved snow affogato?
Shaved snow affogato is a variation of traditional affogato, an Italian dessert that is simply gelato (Italian ice cream) “drowned” in espresso.
It substitutes the gelato with shaved snow and can be available in a variety of flavors besides espresso including matcha green tea, black sesame and ube. Various toppings ranging from jellies to nuts may also be added to further enhance this dessert.
Note: Don’t confuse shaved snow affogato with snow affogato, which is simply an affogato topped with a ball of cotton candy. There is no “snow” here.
Where can I get it?
Shaved snow affogato has recently come into the scene and can only be found in Southern California in a couple places. Here’s where you can try them for yourself…
San Diego, CA: Iceskimo
Studio City, CA: North Pole Snow Cream: North Pole Snow Cream on Instagram