Matcha Affogato: Easy to Make In Under 5 Mins

a bowl of matcha affogato

An affogato is a coffee-based dessert originated from Italy that has travelled the world and is now a staple to almost every cafe there is. Living under tropical climate means I’m always looking out for heat-beating drinks and desserts that are easy to make and consume. Since affogato requires 2 ingredients; espresso and a dollop of ice-cream (or gelato), why not switch up espresso to matcha instead?

Call me a penny-pincher but, there are days when I refuse to pay $8 for a teeny cup of affogato. Instead, I whip one up at home for less.

Serves 1. Double up accordingly to serve more.

You’ll need:

  • A teaspoon of culinary-grade matcha (I used to get matcha powder from Panatea but they’re officially closed. You can get similar grade matcha powder from your local gourmet or asian grocer)
  • 100-150 ml Warm water
  • Matcha whisk or handheld frother
  • A good scoop of Vanilla ice-cream, or any flavour of your choice! You can opt for non-dairy types or frozen yoghurt for healthier alternatives.

To make:

  1. Sift the matcha powder into a bowl large enough to whisk in M/W motion. I spotted this gorgeous set from Rikumo. (Consider investing in a good bowl to last you a long time!)
  2. Pour the warm water and start whisking the powder. I prefer to use the handheld frother because it’s quicker and gives an equally good layer of froth.
  3. Scoop your ice-cream into a petite cup or bowl, then pour the frothy matcha over. Serve and enjoy immediately!

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