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Hazelnut Affogato

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In the past, you’ve likely enjoyed Maxwell House International as a delicious café style coffee beverage, but did you also know that it makes a delicious creamer when added to your coffee? Just a few spoonfuls instead of creamer, and your coffee will be transformed café-style! With wonderful flavors like French Vanilla, Vanilla Nut, Hazelnut, Suisse Mocha, Vanilla Caramel, and Café Vienna (just to name a few) – you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another country all in the comfort of your own kitchen!

I personally love the rich, creamy flavors. Plus, it’s so convenient to be able to make an indulgent cup of coffee any time the mood strikes! A few spoonfuls instantly adds some romance to your regular cup of coffee – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Speaking of which…

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I’m so lucky to have a husband who is a complete romantic! And when Valentine’s Day comes around each year, Jack tries very hard to make it special for me. He knows (after all our years together) that my idea of a perfect gift is really quite simple…a heartfelt, handwritten note or a wonderful home-cooked meal of all of my favorite foods. Don’t get me wrong – flowers and jewelry are great – but a gift from the heart is the best of all!

So when Jack cooks that special meal for me, dessert will almost always include my favorite – ice cream! And today, we’re sharing one of my favorite ways to enjoy ice cream – this Italian-inspired Hazelnut Affogato.

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Affogato means “drowned” in Italian – and it is simply vanilla ice cream (or gelato to be authentically Italian) topped with a shot of hot espresso. It’s a fantastic flavor combination, and the rich, hot espresso against the cold, sweet ice cream is out of this world!

Sometimes when serving an affogato, a shot of amaretto or other liqueur is added to the espresso, but instead, we flavored ours using the delicious Hazelnut flavored Maxwell House International. It adds a wonderful rich sweetness to the espresso along with delicious flavor!

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Maxwell House would love to give you the chance to sample their Maxwell House International coffees (and be sure to try it with our affogato recipe)! Just click right here to get a free sample while they last (or a coupon)!

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Hazelnut Affogato
 
Serves: 2 servings
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup freshly brewed espresso
  • 2-4 heaping tablespoons Hazelnut flavored Maxwell House International
  • 1 pint super-premium vanilla ice cream
Instructions
  1. In a small pitcher, combine freshly brewed espresso with the flavored Maxwell House International. Stir to combine well.
  2. Place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream each in shallow cups.
  3. Gently pour a small amount of the hazelnut coffee mixture into the cup with the vanilla ice cream, adding more as desired.

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  1. I would like to try the Hazelnut flavor.

  2. I have been drinking French Vanilla for YEARS! I clean out Target’s shelf each time I go (it’s 35 miles away in Northern MN) . And I recycle the containers by giving them to my son-in-law for small bits and pieces in his work shop. I also use them for throwaway grease.

  3. I’d go for vanilla caramel.

  4. tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/433694710503198720

  5. I would like to try the Suisse Mocha

  6. tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/433721230307241984

  7. I would try the vanilla caramel first

  8. I would like to try the Vanilla Caramel.

  9. im going to go with french vanillla 🙂
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  10. I have always been a fan of the Hazelnut!

  11. vanilla bean sounds delightful!

  12. I would try French Vanilla

  13. I would probably alternate between Suisse Mocha and French Vanilla.

  14. I’ve been wanting to try the hazelnut flavor and this recipe sounds perfect for it! Love affogoto!

  15. I’d like the vanilla caramel.

  16. I love all of the flavors and they are not just for coffee. Try flavoring whipped cream or cakes with them. Add some to your pancake/waffle batter and you turn into a gourmet d-cook 🙂 I love to experiment with good products!

  17. Mmmmmm, vanilla caramel!

  18. I would like to try the vanilla caramel…i love carmel in my drinks and that sounds awesome!! =) truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. I would like to try vanilla nut

  20. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/434436696331927552 i tweeted for an entry truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

  21. i want to try the french vanilla

  22. Vanilla Caramel sounds tasty!

  23. I would like to try the Suisse Mocha

  24. Would so so love to try the Vanila caramel.

  25. I want to try the vanilla caramel in my cup of joe that I drink at home in the am
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  26. I would most like to try the Vanilla Caramel variety!

  27. I’d love to try French Vanilla – that’s my go to flavor and I think it would be delicious w/ ice cubes since I love my coffee cold.

  28. I love the Vanilla Caramel, I love drinking it in my home by the fireplace!

  29. I would love to try the Vanilla Caramel. The idea of serving it with ice cream is genius! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  30. Yum, hazelnut and vanilla sounds delish!

  31. I would like to try French Vanilla!

  32. I regularly drink the French Vanilla flavor. Another flavor I would like to try is the Suisse Mocha.
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  33. I’d love to try the Vanilla Caramel flavor!

  34. Hazelnut is calling my name! Love to try it.

  35. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/435983351745241093

  36. i want to try the french vanilla

  37. Your creation is making me drool! My favorite is Hazelnut. Can’t wait to try your recipe.
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  38. tweeted:
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  39. Oh man this is right up my alley.
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  40. the vanilla caramel

  41. I’d like to try them all, but first the hazelnut!

  42. I would like to try the French Vanilla!

  43. Any kind of coffee in just about any setting is my favorite! 🙂 The Swisse Mocha would be fun.

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  44. Vanilla Nut!

  45. I would like to spoon in the French Vanilla flavor first.

  46. I’d go French with Café Francais

  47. I’d like to try the Vanilla Caramel since that’s the only one I haven’t had before!

  48. I would like to try French Vanilla!

  49. Suisse mocha sounds delicious!
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  50. french vanilla please!

  51. Suisse chocolate

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    Thanks!

  52. I want to try the Suisse Mocha

  53. Rebecca Graham :

    I would choose the French Vanilla flavor.

  54. Probably Vanilla Caramel – it sounds like dessert 🙂

  55. I’d like Hazelnut!

  56. i would choose the french vanilla

  57. Sonya Morris :

    I would love to try the Vanilla Caramel AND the Hazelnut Affogato!

  58. Sonya Morris :
  59. Natalie J Vandenberghe :

    After leaving comments on some of the other blogs indicating I was eager to try the Vanilla flavors, I all the sudden wondered what Cafe Vienna would taste like–so I guess that’s the flavor I want to try first.

  60. Natalie J Vandenberghe :
  61. My favorite has always been French Vanilla.

  62. Hazelnut!

  63. Natalie J Vandenberghe :

    I would like to try the Cafe Vienna!

  64. Natalie J Vandenberghe :
  65. It would be nice to tip a little Hazelnut in my coffee sometimes!

  66. Hazelnut sounds fabulous!

  67. I’d like to try Hazelnut!

  68. Vanilla Caramel sounds good – almost like dessert!

  69. Christine Mayfield :

    I want to try the Hazelnut flavoring the same way you made it. It looks delicious!

  70. Christine Mayfield :
  71. Oh my, I love affogatos! I would like to try the hazelnut too!

  72. I would love to try the Vanilla Caramel.

  73. The Orange Cafe is one of the few Maxwell House International Cafe flavors I haven’t tried yet, but it’s on my shopping list, and you can bet I’ll be trying it soon!

  74. I am not a coffee drinker, and have never tried any flavored coffee. But you make these sound so good, that I want to try them. The Vanilla Caramel sounds particularly appealing, so I would try it first.

  75. Shannon Baas :

    I would like the vanilla caramel.

  76. I would love to try the french vanilla because I have always preferred vanilla over chocolate flavors!!

  77. I would like to try the Vanilla Caramel sounds wonderful!

  78. I would like to try the Hazelnut flavor 🙂

  79. Margaret Smith :

    I’d love to try the Vanilla Caramel. Thanks so much.

  80. Margaret Smith :
  81. Vanilla Caramel sounds great! I bet it smells amazing, too!

  82. jessica holybee :

    I would love to try the hazelnut flavor , yum!

  83. I’d love to try the Hazlenut. 🙂
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  84. I would like to try Vanilla Caramel.

  85. I love Vanilla Caramel. I think that would be a great addition to the ice cream and espresso. Yummy.

  86. Vanilla is my favorite.

  87. I would like to try the Suisse Mocha.

  88. I’d like to try the French Vanilla flavor. I love a sweet treat every now and then!
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  89. I want to try the Suisse Mocha.

  90. I’d like to try the Vanilla Caramel – thank you.

  91. I would like to try the hazelnut.

  92. Rhonda Petersen :

    Hazelnut please

  93. I would like to try the vanilla caramel.

  94. Thomas Gibson :

    Vanilla Caramel would be my first choice.

  95. i would probably choose to try the vanilla caramel first

  96. I’d love to try the vanilla caramel!
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  97. I’d love to try their Café Vienna as I havent tried that particular flavor yet.

  98. I would like to try the vanilla caramel

  99. I like the Suisse Mocha.

  100. RICHARD HICKS :

    I want to try the Hazelnut flavor!

  101. RICHARD HICKS :
  102. I would want to try the Cafe Vienna
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  103. I think the Suisse Mocha sounds sweet and delicious!

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  104. paige chandler :

    I want to try the French Vanilla flavor.

  105. Vanilla Caramel would be my #1 choice.

  106. Stephanie V. :

    French vanilla – I’m a vanilla latte girl right now!
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  107. Deborah Wellenstein :

    I want to try Vanilla Caramel first.

  108. I would like to try the Vanilla Caramel

  109. I’d like to try Vanilla Caramel

  110. I really like the Suisse Mocha, but I would LOVE to try all of the flavors, starting with Vanilla Caramel! Yum! They all sound warm and delicious 🙂

  111. I would like to try the hazelnut and pour it over ice cream you made it look very good!
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  112. Suisse Mocha is the first one I would love to try

  113. Randy Curran :

    I want to try them all, but I’ll start by trying the Vanilla Caramel

  114. Randy Curran :
  115. i’d like to try the Suisse Mocha

  116. I’d love Suisse Mocha.

  117. janna johnson :

    vanilla caramel for me

  118. Misty Lunceford :

    I would love to try the French Vanilla !

  119. joseph gersch :

    id lve to try the Café Vienna

  120. The Suisse Mocha sounds yummo!

  121. I would love to try the Suisse Mocha flavor.

  122. I like Mocha iced or hot coffee, so I would love to try the suiss mocha

  123. tina d reynolds :

    I would really like to try the french vanilla flavor

  124. tina d reynolds :
  125. I’d like to try the Cafe Francais.

  126. Christina Sparks :

    Wow, I didn’t know they had Vanilla Caramel, I would really like to try this.

  127. I would choose the vanilla caramel flavor hands down.

  128. Samantha Daleo :

    I would love to try the Vanilla Caramel. That just sounds dreamy!!

  129. Samantha Daleo :
  130. I would love to try the Hazelnut or Vanilla Nut.

  131. CARAMEL VANILLA..I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT 🙂

  132. I’d like to try the Suisse Mocha. I think it would be a great ingredient in an ice cream sundae topping.

  133. Kimmy Ripley :

    Would love to try the vanilla caramel.

  134. French Vanilla

  135. I’d like to try Hazelnut flavor.

  136. I’d try the Vanilla Nut.

  137. Lorena Keech :

    I’d like to try the Cafe Vienna flavor.

  138. I want to try Hazelnut.

  139. I would like to try the Suisse Mocha

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  140. I’d love to try the Café Vienna.

  141. French Vanilla! Thanks for the chance!

  142. id love to try the Café Francais

  143. Oh yes! Hazelnut

  144. I really want to try that Suisse Mocha, sounds so good!

  145. I like French Vanilla.

  146. Ashley Tucker :

    I’d love to try French Vanilla

  147. Ashley Tucker :
  148. I’d like to try the Vanilla Caramel!
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  149. I would love to try the Hazelnut flavor.

  150. How can I resist HAZELNUT?!? I just love this flavor!
    Thanks for sharing this!!! 😀

  151. tracey byram :

    I like Cafe Vienna.

  152. I would like to try the Suisse Mocha, love all things Mocha

  153. Suisse Mocha

  154. Amanda Sakovitz :

    I would like to try French Vanilla.

  155. Amanda Sakovitz :
  156. I really want to try the french vanilla flavor.

  157. Veronica Garrett :

    I would like to try French Vanilla.

  158. Stephanie Galbraith :

    I’d like to try the French Vanilla.

  159. Douglas Houston :

    I would like to try the Suisse Mocha, you can’t go wrong with Chocolate.

  160. Douglas Houston :
  161. susan smoaks :

    I want to try the hazelnut, I think it would be my favorite.

  162. Thomas Murphy :

    I want to try the French Vanilla.

  163. Thomas Murphy :
  164. I like mint flavors so I’d like to try the Peppermint Mocha Latte.
    Thanks for the contest.

  165. I’d like to try Hazelnut

  166. May I have Cafe Vienna, please?

  167. Janice Cooper :

    I would like to try French vanilla

  168. Janice Cooper :
  169. I would like to try the Vanilla Nut.

  170. Lauren-Olivia Wood :

    I would like to try the Cafe Vienna!

  171. Jacob LaFountaine :

    Start with the Suisse Mocha and move on

  172. I WOULD LOVE THE CARAMEL OR VANILLA..HOPE TO WIN THE SWEEPS 😉