Weecubeman has gotten me hooked on these things and I don't even like espresso or coffee like things. But it looked good so I tried it and exclaimed, "that is effin tasty."
So, he's been on a kick to make the best possible affogato ever. I, of course, offered to help, by tasting and pointing out helpful things like, "the espresso might be done its been 2 minutes," and "your espresso is now going nuclear in the microwave." (see photo below)
The first one we tried was made with that canned espresso, High Brew and Hagen Dazs vanilla ice cream.
Aside from the over microwaved nuclear burnt taste of the espresso, I thought it was good. I was told it was not good and I had nothing to compare it to but I would see good at some future point.
Weecubeman is a very determined individual. He won't stop until he achieves whatever it is he has set out to do so I figured I was going to be eating a lot of this stuff in my future.
I am totally ok with that.
Next try was Black Market Gelato and Chameleon Cold-Brew Espresso. Weecubeman likes things hot. Like, nuclear hot. Hence the exploded espresso in the microwave at work. It still smells like espresso.
Much tastier espresso. Not as burnt tasting but the gelato still melted quickly. I still liked it but Weecubeman was not impressed.
So. I googled. Turns out we are using way too much espresso (about 3 tablespoons not a half mug) and not enough gelato. Oh and we really should freeze the glasses or cups before we pour stuff into it.
I don't really drink a lot of caffeine so even the small amount of espresso made me bouncier than usual. (I am already pretty bouncy so it was amusing) I thought I'd be able to get a lot of work done after drinking it, but I only ended up staring at pretty things for an hour before wanting a nap.
Affogato scale of awesomeness a 10 being the best
First affogato: 4
Second affogato 7
Third affogato: TBD
Even the first experiment was much tastier than Uncle Lester's Bacon soda (story for another day)
Yes, my job is probably a lot more fun than most peoples. I consider myself incredibly lucky - even if I have to listen to 8 hours of mariachi music while I am there.
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious