Bourbon Eggnog Affogato

This Bourbon Eggnog Affogato is heaven in a glass. It is so, so delicious and decadent but very simple to make. Zero cooking or real prep involved.ย  Recipe crafted by @everydayalonzo.

Prep time: 10

Servings: 1



  • 1 scoop Vanilla ice cream
  • Shot Bourbon of choice
  • 1/3 Cup Clover Eggnog
  • 1 Shot Espresso or strong coffee
  • Whipped cream (optional) – Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)



Begin by setting out your vanilla ice cream for a few minutes to take the hard chill off, making it easier to scoop.


While the ice cream is softening slightly, brew a few shots of espresso or make a pot of strong coffee. You'll want the coffee or espresso to be hot and ready to pour.


Take your serving dishes or glasses, ensuring they are heat-resistant and won't shatter when exposed to temperature changes. Scoop a generous portion of vanilla ice cream into each dish.


Add a splash of bourbon over the ice cream. The amount you use can vary depending on your preference, but generally, 1-2 tablespoons per serving is a good starting point.


Pour a similar amount of eggnog over the ice cream. The eggnog complements the bourbon and adds that classic holiday flavor


With your coffee or espresso ready, carefully pour it over the ice cream, bourbon, and eggnog. The hot liquid will begin to melt the ice cream slightly, creating a delightful hot-cold contrast


Give the affogato a gentle stir to blend the flavors together.


If you want to add an extra touch of indulgence, top each affogato with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg.