Literally, that's what affogato means in Italian. Though, honestly, I don't remember ever seeing this concoction in Italy. But, then again, I don't have much of a sweet tooth, so I might never have noticed it. But when Jake ordered it at an ice cream shop in Berkeley last weekend, I noticed it and immediately wanted to replicate it.
So, for the beet dinner party, I made beet juice-infused candied lemon peel to top my affogato.
Espresso + vanilla ice cream + candied lemon peel. Che buono!