A Morning Affogato

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Run out of cream? No problem. Try gelato as a quick and delicious stand-in.

During the Pantry Challenge, we ran out of cream. I had tried to eek through without buying more. But, well, for me, a cup of coffee without cream might as well be an empty coffee cup. I’d rather drink nothing than coffee without cream.

But, necessity is the mother of invention. I checked the freezer. Lo and behold, we had some Talenti Salted Caramel Gelato.

Yes, we’re getting closer.

Brew a little coffee…

Et voila! Or however they would say it in Italian. A morning affogato.

I didn’t invent this, of course. Apparently, someone somewhere in Italy long ago ran out of cream for their morning cuppa also. And history was made. It’s typically made with espresso, but my coffee is pretty strong, so it’s close.

You can make it with any ice cream or gelato, though I will say that the salted caramel variety is pretty amazing. Talk about your morning pick-me-up!

Try Talenti.

The nice folks at Talenti Gelato e Sorbetto have offered to share this beautiful goodness with Good Cheap Eaters. They have released a variety of new flavors this summer, including Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Banana Chocolate Chip, Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Simply Strawberry, and Chocolate Chip (Stracciatella).

Talenti is probably our favorite brand around here. Our local sprouts often has it on sale, so we snatch up a few jars whenever we get the chance. I think we’ve tasted almost everything. I love their ingredients list: hormone-free milk, great-quality chocolate from Belgium, extra-fine pure cane sugar and real fruit.

The quality is so good and rich, we can usually stretch a jar to suit the whole family. Less is more when it’s good stuff!

This week 3 Good Cheap Eaters will each win a coupon for a free pint of Talenti.


To Enter:

Simply complete the information on this form. Please know that the information is only being gathered for the purposes of mailing you your prize in the event that you are chosen as the winner. This information will not be sold, traded, or given away.

This promotion is open until Sunday, August 12th, at 8 pm PST and is limited to US residents, 18 years or older. Friends and family of Jessica Fisher and Good Cheap Eats are ineligible for entry. The winners will be chosen randomly. This post will be updated with the beginning of the winner’s email address. The prize for this promotion is provided by and shipped by Talenti and/or its representatives. Jessica Fisher and Good Cheap Eats will not be held responsible for unclaimed or undelivered prizes.

Disclosure: I received sample product from Talenti. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. Sandi says

    I think I’ve gotten it twice now, and quite liked the flavors we tried. Unfortunately, it does NOT go on sale that often around here. Frozen desserts are never purchased at full price; it’s the only way I can make myself exercise restraint!

  2. Jessica says

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  3. Jennifer says

    I tried the chocolate for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it was absolute heaven! I’ve never purchased gelato before, but it was on sale at Target so I gave it a try. I have never been so satisfied with a food purchase before! I will definitely be adding this to my budget! Can’t wait to try other flavors, the salted caramel sounds divine!

  4. oh gelato… there’s a local coffee shop that also sells gelato, i should totally see if they’d make this for me!!

  5. Melinda P says

    My husband and I have tried a few Talenti flavors. They are all good, but the best and totally out-of-this-world flavor is Sea Salt Caramel. I’ve never tasted anything else quite like it!

  6. Cindy says

    We don’t have that brand where we live. I’ve never seen gelato in a store where I live.

  7. cwaltz says


    Do you have a Target? They often have Gelato. It’s more expensive then ice cream but it’s imported from Italy and the EU does not allow hormones-so hormone free. Also it generally does not seem to have the calorie count of ice cream. The Target tiramisu is deee-li-cious.

    That being said Talenti Tahitian Vanilla bean with fruit(think peaches) and Vanilla Honey Almond Bare Naked granola = heaven in a bowl for breakfast. Decadent and sweet while covering a protein, grain and fruit-Yum, breakfast win!

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