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Giada De Laurentiis Perfectly Combined Sweet & Spicy in This Luscious 5-Minute Dessert

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Instead of your typical black coffee to wake you up on Christmas morning, indulge in a Giada De Laurentiis original. Treat yourself to a holiday twist on a classic Italian treat: a Cinnamon Ginger Affogato.

On Dec 6, De Laurentiis shared a mouth-watering snapshot of her classic dessert recipe, sharing the 5-minute dessert pic with the caption, “We already ❤️ an affogato (aka, gelato drowned in espresso) and this festive spin with warm spices is perfect for the season. Get the #recipe by tapping the profile link!”

De Laurentiis’ spin on a classic Italian dessert is full of holiday spices such as fresh ginger, cloves, and cinnamon sticks, to name a few. For the espresso to drown it all in, you only need three ingredients. And if you want to get a little fun with it, you can add some hazelnut liqueur.

The three-step holiday treat only takes around half an hour to make, and let’s face it: the thought of curling up on the couch, and watching the kids open their presents while sipping this recipe sounds like heaven. And you can make one for the kiddos (minus the alcohol and espresso, of course — just add a sweet drink they love!)

Get the Cinnamon Ginger Affogato recipe here.

If you’re craving more of De Laurentiis’ decadent recipes, check out one of her first cookbooks, Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes that’s currently available on Amazon Kindle.

Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes: A Cookbook $13.99, originally $35.00 on

In search of more summer recipes? Giada De Laurentiis has plenty:


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