Matcha Affogato


Instead of the traditional shot of hot espresso being poured over vanilla ice cream, I created this recipe using Asian flavors with matcha, red bean paste and mochi. I cool down the matcha a bit so it's warm—not hot—before pouring on top of the gelato to prevent ice chips from forming.


Makes 2 cups 


2 scoops vanilla gelato or ice cream

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons red bean paste (like this one)

2 tablespoons mochi

1 teaspoon matcha (like this one


1. Boil water and remove from heat. Whisk or stir in matcha. Let cool.

2. Scoop gelato into two cups. Top each with 1 tablespoon of red bean paste and mochi.

3. Serve matcha on the side and pour some into each cup. Enjoy! 

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