Is an affogato a drink or a dessert?  Or both?  We don't really know, but we love this Italian treat either way.  Pure madagascan vanilla ice cream and a shot of espresso, in this case topped with a glassy coffee tuile made using MSK UltraTex, and a touch of dry ice for some theatrics.

Coffee Tuile
  • 200ml coffee (to desired strength)
  • 8g MSK Ultratex
  • 40g sugar

Combine the ingredients using a whisk. 

Spread the mixture on to a silpat in an even thin layer.

Place into a cool oven about 80°C

Allow the mixture to dry fully before removing from the oven (about 2-3hrs)

Break into pieces and store in an airtight box with some silica crystals.