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 (in line with the black food trend) 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 came into the scene in the mid-2010s 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
Kristina Reynolds is the Founder & CEO of Glutto and an alumna of the University of California, San Diego. She writes articles & posts for Glutto Digest with insights from fellow industry experts. Furthermore, she is the author of The Fittest Food Lovers: How EVERY BODY Can be Incredibly Fit and Still Enjoy Food, a collaborative philanthropic book with proceeds going to charities that fight world hunger.