Tim Tam Affogato with Amarula + Video
Oh my goodness guys this recipe is LIFE! I mean what more could you want in a dessert guys. We are talking about a beautiful liquor by the name of Amarula made from the African Marula fruit found in the plains of Africa. The Marula spirit is fermented and distilled in French oak barrels for two years before being blended with a gorgeous velvety cream. It is smooth and velvety on the tongue neat and add it to a dessert such as this Tim Tam Affogato and it brings something that is pretty good to outstanding! Add to a pretty amazing liquor a shot of coffee, Tim Tams (gotta have chocolate) a scoop of ice cream all topped with more crushed Tim Tams and scrolls of chocolate. To.Die.For!!! Check out the video below to whet your appetite.
I received this Aramula liquor to try and I was blown away by it and when I thought about recipes to create with this I just knew an Affogato would make the perfect dessert combination to use it in. While a classic Affogato is a scoop of ice cream along with a shot of coffee and a splash of liquor I wanted mine to be MORE. So I started thinking what else I could add to this dessert to pimp it up!! I saw that a biscotti biscuit is traditionally served alongside the traditional affogato so that got me thinking why not add a biscuit to the base. Biscotti was a little ho hum so I wanted something that would melt when the hot coffee was added. I have fond memories of biting each end of a Tim Tam and sucking a hot milo through it before it collapses into a melty mess in your hand. So that was going to be the base of this dessert.
On top of the Tim Tam biscuits, a scoop of a good quality vanilla ice cream followed by a shot of espresso coffee which a good amount of the Aramula liquor has been added to it, which is then poured carefully around the cup over the Tim Tams. The coffee has to be hot cos you want it to melt the Tim Tam's and make them all melty and gooey. Working quickly add a few good spoonfuls of crushed Tim Tams followed by some chocolate twirls. Serve as soon as possible before the coffee starts melting the ice cream because that is bound to happen. This dessert can be made in minutes and eaten just as quickly. You know you want a piece of it. Go and make one now!