Five ingredients and 15 minutes is all it takes to whip up this fresh take on a classic coffee dessert drink. Layer crushed biscotti or amaretti with softened vanilla ice cream, a cloud of whipped cream and strong, hot espresso. A light dusting of cinnamon adds a hint of sharpness.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In each of four parfait or dessert glasses layer 1/4 cup of the crushed biscotti and 1/4 cup of the ice cream. Repeat with the remaining biscotti and the remaining ice cream.

  • Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon. Accompany with shots of espresso to drizzle over the ice cream before eating.


Just love s'mores? Layer coarsely crushed graham crackers, tiny marshmallows, and chocolate ice cream in place of the cookies and vanilla ice cream and serve with shots of hot chocolate instead of espresso. Want a spiked version? Drizzle each layer of cookies with coffee liqueur. Lean to the traditional? Try ladyfingers instead of cookies.

To Make Ahead:

Prepare as directed in Step 1. Cover and freeze for up to 48 hours. Serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts

435 calories; fat 25g; cholesterol 113mg; saturated fat 14g; carbohydrates 46g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 29g; protein 7g; vitamin a 923.2IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 2.4mg; folate 4mcg; vitamin b12 0.4mcg; sodium 205mg; potassium 219mg; calcium 121.2mg; iron 0.9mg.