Boozy Pumpkin Spice Affogato + a KitchenAid® giveaway!

Boozy Pumpkin Spice Affogato is an indulgent way to end any holiday meal this fall or winter. The no-churn pumpkin spice ice cream topped with vodka and creamy espresso is so easy to make, you have no excuse to skip over this one! 

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Today I’m bringing you one of my favorite desserts from my time over in Italy. If you’ve never had an affogato before, it’s basically ice cream drowned in espresso. Except this time I added vodka, because who doesn’t need a little extra booze in their dessert?

The weather is finally getting really chilly here in Denver and I am soaking it all up every time the temperature drops one degree. It’s that time of year where the weather goes between hot and cold randomly, so it’s kind of fitting that I made this pumpkin spice affogato, isn’t it?

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The combination of hot and cold comes together in this creamy, dreamy, pumpkin spiced dessert with a hint of booze and caffeine. It’s just the right punch that you need at the end of a meal to really finish off your night the right way.

Making espresso at home is the one thing that’s always held me back from making an affogato at home. I’ve tried working with espresso machines before, but let’s just say the espresso is either off the mark or the machine is too dang complicated to figure out that I just give up and head out for dessert.

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This gorgeous, red, glowing KitchenAid® Nespresso changed everything for me though. Rich, creamy espresso is right at my fingertips with the push of a button. No grinding beans, no messing with attachments, it’s just popping in a pod and pressing a button to pick what size cup I want. I honestly can’t believe just how good the espresso is that comes out of this KitchenAid® Nespresso – it actually rivals the deliciousness that I had in Rome (never tell anyone in Italy that I said that out loud, ok?).

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Pouring this insanely good espresso over homemade no-churn pumpkin spice ice cream (with a touch of vodka) makes the flavors in the ice cream come out times ten.

So make sure that you add this to any dinner menu you have coming up for the holidays this season and end the meal with a BANG – trust me when I say you won’t regret it.

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KitchenAid® is being oh-so incredibly generous so I’m giving away one of these killer Nespresso machines to one lucky reader! Be sure to enter the giveaway below the recipe so you can make this delicious affogato for yourself.

Disclosure: I received free product from KitchenAid® as part of this giveaway and post. As always, all opinions and recipe are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cake ‘n Knife!

 

Boozy Pumpkin Spice Affogato

Yield: Serves 2

Prep Time:5 minutes

Total Time:4 hours + 5 minutes

Creamy espresso with a dash of vodka makes this delicious no-churn pumpkin spice ice cream come to life!

Ingredients:

  • 7 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 7 oz pumpkin puree
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups chilled heavy cream
  • 2 Nespresso espresso pods (I used Roma)
  • 3 oz vodka

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, pumpkin spice, salt and pumpkin puree. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat whipped cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form, approximately 2 minutes. Fold approximately 1 cup of the whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture until combined. Fold the pumpkin cream mixture back into the whipped cream until well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a metal loaf pan and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for 5 hours.
  4. When ready to serve, brew desired Nespresso espresso in a small cup. Add one large scoop of pumpkin ice cream into large coffee mugs. Pour 1 1/2 oz vodka over the each scoop of ice cream, followed by one shot each of warm espresso. Serve immediately.

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79 Responses to “Boozy Pumpkin Spice Affogato + a KitchenAid® giveaway!”

  1. Kim Leonard — October 7, 2016 at 7:07 am (#)

    I love my expresso as strong possible, so it would be EXTRA STRONG! I love this recipie and can’t wait to try it.

  2. Jodie Woodward — October 7, 2016 at 7:13 am (#)

    I love expresso and I like it Extra Strong!

  3. Rust — October 7, 2016 at 7:31 am (#)

    Strong is good for me.

  4. elizabeth miller — October 7, 2016 at 7:54 am (#)

    We like it strong. Occassionally extra strong but typically strong.

  5. Cheryl Everitt — October 7, 2016 at 8:02 am (#)

    I like my expresso strong.

  6. isaida — October 7, 2016 at 8:16 am (#)

    I’m a strong coffee lover! And this is a gorgeous machine 🙂

  7. theresa krier — October 7, 2016 at 8:38 am (#)

    I like my espresso strong, thanks

  8. Sheri Anderson — October 7, 2016 at 8:44 am (#)

    I would like it strong but there are days when extra strong would really be a help, thanks!

  9. Stacey Roberson — October 7, 2016 at 8:45 am (#)

    Just strong for me. Just enough to wake me up.

  10. Taylor Closet — October 7, 2016 at 8:54 am (#)

    I love my expresso strong…

  11. Kristen Brooks — October 7, 2016 at 9:13 am (#)

    I just like it strong!

  12. Brian Head — October 7, 2016 at 9:17 am (#)

    With a good kick, nice and strong

  13. grace — October 7, 2016 at 9:27 am (#)

    just strong for me, maybe even with a plop of sweet whipped cream on top…

  14. Susannah // Feast + West — October 7, 2016 at 9:29 am (#)

    Sometimes I need a double! This affogato looks incredible! <3 

  15. Christina — October 7, 2016 at 9:39 am (#)

    I love any and all coffee and espresso! And pumpkin…

  16. Alexandra Robertson — October 7, 2016 at 10:02 am (#)

    Yummm. I like all espresso, but the stronger the better!

  17. Meghan Finley — October 7, 2016 at 11:09 am (#)

    Depends on the day. Generally extra strong

  18. Natalie J Vandenberghe — October 7, 2016 at 12:13 pm (#)

    Extra strong and very Hot!

  19. tee a — October 7, 2016 at 12:25 pm (#)

    I like it strong!

  20. tee a — October 7, 2016 at 12:26 pm (#)

    I like my espresso strong!

  21. aaron reck — October 7, 2016 at 12:28 pm (#)

    I like mine extra strong.

  22. Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen — October 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm (#)

    Just strong for my coffee 😉 I love nespresso!

  23. Candace Galan — October 7, 2016 at 1:22 pm (#)

    I like mine extra strong!

  24. carol clark — October 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm (#)

    like mine strong

  25. Sam K — October 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm (#)

    I like my espresso just strong 🙂

  26. alicia szemon — October 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm (#)

    Strong. If i get it extra i will be bouncing everywhere

  27. Steve Weber — October 7, 2016 at 7:35 pm (#)

    I like it STRONG.

  28. Will G — October 7, 2016 at 8:47 pm (#)

    I like mine strong.

  29. Rachel — October 7, 2016 at 8:59 pm (#)

    I like my espresso strong.

  30. Lindsay — October 7, 2016 at 10:17 pm (#)

    Strong!!!!

  31. Jessica Lodge — October 7, 2016 at 10:44 pm (#)

    I love my espresso extra strong!

  32. Kimberly G — October 7, 2016 at 11:13 pm (#)

    I like it strong.

  33. Jeanna Massman — October 8, 2016 at 1:10 am (#)

    Strong but not super strong would be my choice.

  34. Carly Williams — October 8, 2016 at 5:09 am (#)

    I prefer strong!

  35. Karen D — October 8, 2016 at 6:38 am (#)

    I like my espresso extra strong. So good!

  36. Elizabeth Singer — October 8, 2016 at 9:30 am (#)

    I love my Nespresso strong with a little sweet cream on top.

  37. Lee Mckeon — October 8, 2016 at 10:34 am (#)

    I Love it extra strong!

  38. Judith L Rontal — October 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm (#)

    extra strong!

  39. Bill — October 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm (#)

    Strong, with a wee bit of sugar and a splash of evaporated milk

  40. Bill — October 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm (#)

    Why no entries using Instagram or Pinterest? I use these, but I haven’t had a Twitter account in over three years, and I stopped using Facebook over four years ago. I just use Tumblr instead of them.

    • Meghan B. — October 10, 2016 at 11:22 am (#)

      That’s just how the entries shook out for this particular giveaway. I’ll be sure to keep this in mind for future giveaways though!

  41. Melissa T — October 8, 2016 at 5:52 pm (#)

    I love mine Extra Strong!

  42. Tina W — October 8, 2016 at 6:55 pm (#)

    I like it strong but not so strong it burns your tastebuds for two days.

  43. Joan Kubes — October 8, 2016 at 6:59 pm (#)

    Just strong is alright with me.

  44. Jason — October 8, 2016 at 11:50 pm (#)

    I like it strong

  45. Lee Mckeon — October 9, 2016 at 10:41 am (#)

    Extra strong for sure!

  46. Gay Rall — October 9, 2016 at 11:11 am (#)

    Oh My!!! That looks absolutely delicious!!

  47. Mary — October 9, 2016 at 11:19 am (#)

    Extra strong.

  48. Genevieve Keller — October 9, 2016 at 11:21 am (#)

    Extra strong!

  49. Min K — October 9, 2016 at 11:35 am (#)

    extra strong, extra sweet

  50. Stefanie G — October 9, 2016 at 11:46 am (#)

    I like mine strong most days but sometimes I’m in the mood for extra strong!

  51. Sandy — October 9, 2016 at 11:56 am (#)

    EXTRA strong! I love very strong coffee and espresso!

  52. Alexandra — October 9, 2016 at 12:10 pm (#)

    As strong as it can be!

  53. Susan Bilger — October 9, 2016 at 12:47 pm (#)

    Strong

  54. Jeanna — October 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm (#)

    I actually love a double expresso…strong!

  55. Rebecca — October 9, 2016 at 3:32 pm (#)

    I guess I am a strong espresso person… with lots of milk… and sugar… 😀

  56. Felina Pence — October 9, 2016 at 5:14 pm (#)

    Strong for my days.

  57. lindsey — October 9, 2016 at 7:31 pm (#)

    I usually like mine strong, unless I am tired then I like it extra strong!

  58. Steph — October 9, 2016 at 7:38 pm (#)

    I like it extra strong with sugar!

  59. Thomas Murphy — October 9, 2016 at 8:26 pm (#)

    I like EXTRA strong.

  60. Terry Stevens — October 9, 2016 at 9:10 pm (#)

    I like mine strong but not extra strong.

  61. Heather Hayes Panjon — October 10, 2016 at 5:20 am (#)

    I Like My Espresso Strong.

  62. Heather — October 10, 2016 at 12:06 pm (#)

    Can’t say I’ve tried “extra strong” espresso, which leads me to believe the normal strength is good enough for me!

  63. CarolynH — October 10, 2016 at 8:10 pm (#)

    Never extra strong. I’d rather tone it down a bit.

  64. JEN RODRIGUES — October 10, 2016 at 8:19 pm (#)

    I love my nespresso strong. This would be great to win. My parents want this!!

  65. Natalie — October 11, 2016 at 6:13 am (#)

    Most days I prefer my espresso to be strong, but for today I need extra strong!

  66. Mita — October 11, 2016 at 8:23 am (#)

    I like my espresso strong.

  67. Elle — October 11, 2016 at 11:31 am (#)

    I like it regular strong.

  68. DJ — October 11, 2016 at 12:25 pm (#)

    Strong with almond milk.

  69. Susan Christy — October 11, 2016 at 9:57 pm (#)

    EXTRA Strong for me!!

  70. Angela Saver — October 12, 2016 at 12:37 am (#)

    I like my espresso strong!  Thanks for a great giveaway! 

  71. Annette — October 12, 2016 at 6:27 pm (#)

    I like strong espresso.

  72. Jennifer S. — October 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm (#)

    Strong is good enough, especially in a dessert….I don’t need it to drown out other flavors. This recipe sounds great!

    • Meghan B. — October 13, 2016 at 4:10 pm (#)

      Thanks so much!! 🙂

  73. Sarah Mayer — October 15, 2016 at 10:44 am (#)

    I like it EXTRA Strong.

  74. georgie c. — October 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm (#)

    I prefer it strong as long as it tastes good

  75. Dawn Monroe — October 15, 2016 at 9:05 pm (#)

    I take mine strong and my daughters like theirs extra strong. 

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    I see your website is in the same niche like my website.

    Do you allow guest posting? I can write unique and interesting posts for you.
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    • Meghan B. — November 4, 2016 at 8:39 am (#)

      Thank you for reaching out! Unfortunately I am not accepting guest posts at this time. Should that change I will definitely let you know!

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