Espresso Martini affogato with candied hazelnuts

This is probably one of the quickest desserts to make and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. If you're in a rush, drop the candied hazelnuts and add grated coffee beans on top instead.

You'll need

75 gm hazelnuts 40 gm caster sugar 60 ml (¼ cup) vodka 60 ml (¼ cup) coffee liqueur 60 ml (¼ cup) espresso coffee Hazelnut gelato, to serve


  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Spread hazelnuts on an oven tray and roast until fragrant (5-6 minutes), then tip into a tea towel and rub the skins off.
  • 02
  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat, add hazelnuts, then gradually scatter sugar over, mixing continuously, until sugar caramelises and coats the nuts (2-3 minutes). Transfer to a tray lined with baking paper to cool, then coarsely chop.
  • 03
  • Shake vodka, coffee liqueur and espresso in a cocktail shaker with ice to chill.
  • 04
  • Place scoops of gelato in chilled glasses, pour espresso mixture on top, scatter with candied hazelnuts and serve.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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Sep 2017

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