Three mugs filled with ice cream, espresso, and caramel popcorn for Caramel Corn Kahlúa Affogatos.

Caramel Popcorn Affogato

This decadent Caramel Popcorn Affogato is created with a scoop of vanilla flecked ice cream, strong espresso, a shot of Kahlúa, and a topping of crunchy caramel corn.

Three mugs filled with ice cream, espresso, and caramel popcorn for Caramel Corn Kahlúa Affogatos.
Caramel Popcorn Affogato

This decadent Caramel Popcorn Affogato is created with a scoop (or two!) of vanilla flecked ice cream, drowned in strong espresso, a shot of Kahlúa, and a topping of crunchy caramel corn. Disclosure: This post originally brought to you by Kahlúa. All opinions are, as always, my own.

Caramel Corn Kahlúa Affogato in a mug on a wooden surface.

A table cleared, crumbs masterfully swept off the tablecloth, wine glasses with the last remaining sips left to offer. Waistbands a smidgen tighter, flavors lingering on tastebuds, and hearts content with a delicious meal. It’s about this time in the tempo of a meal that I love most – when something sweet beckons, and you must decide: would you like coffee with your dessert? 

I am often tempted to savor an after dinner cup of strong coffee, but usually turn it down – going decaf to avoid staying awake all night seems pointless to me. So when I do get to enjoy coffee with dessert, it truly is an indulgence, and I reserve it for the most special of occasions.

A mug of caramel corn with a bottle of Kahlúa nearby.

Three mugs filled with ice cream, espresso, and caramel popcorn for Caramel Corn Kahlúa Affogatos.

But here’s the thing: I’m at a point now where I want to make every day a special occasion. I want to embrace each day, each meal, each bite, as if it were my last. Life is sweeter that way, don’t you think?

A white mug filled with expresso, vanilla ice cream, caramel popcorn, and a shot of Kahlua.

How to Make a Caramel Popcorn Affogato

If I could, I would end every meal with this Caramel Corn Affogato. A scoop (or two!) of vanilla flecked ice cream, drowned in strong espresso, with a shot of Kahlua, and topped with crunchy caramel corn – it sounds divine, and please let me assure you, it is!

The rich, hot coffee, tempered by the cool ice cream and crunchy bites of sweet caramel corn are what I consider a perfect sweet ending. Try it for your next dinner party, and I think you will agree!

Disclosure: This post was originally brought to you by Kahlúa. All opinions are, as always, my own. Sponsored posts such as these help behind the scenes at Kitchen Confidante. Thank you for visiting and making my blog part of your day!

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Caramel Popcorn Affogato

Give the classic Italian affogato a boost with a shot of Kahlúa and crunchy caramel corn with this easy dessert recipe for a Caramel Popcorn Affogato.
Course Beverages, Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 539kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 shot (1.5 oz) espresso
  • 1 shot (1.5 oz) Kahlúa
  • 1 cup caramel corn plus more for serving

Instructions

  • Place 1-2 scoops ice cream in 4 coffee mugs or serving dishes.
  • Pour espresso and Kahlúa over the ice cream and top with caramel corn. Serve and enjoy immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 503IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 1mg
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