From Peter Salerno’s Kitchen: Guinness Affogato [St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Drink]

From Peter Salerno’s Kitchen: Guinness Affogato [St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Drink]

Courtesy of Bon Appetit, The Best 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Guinness Recipe!

Thanks to Bon Appetit and Dawn Perry for this Guinness Affogato St. Patrick's Day recipe! [Photo credit: Alex Lau]
Thanks to Bon Appetit and Dawn Perry for this Guinness Affogato St. Patrick’s Day recipe! [Photo credit: Alex Lau]
We here at Peter Salerno Inc.’s official blog look to Bon Appetit for the very best seasonal recipes. When you think of St. Patrick’s Day drink recipes, one name always comes to mind first – Guinness.

The usual Guinness recipes abound – Irish car bombs, Guinness stew, even Guinness pudding – and they’ve all been done a million times. But leave it to Bon Appetit to come up with an unbelievably delicious new way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a brand new Guinness recipe.

Not only is this Guinness recipe a drink, it’s also a dessert!

The Bon Appetit recipe for Guinness Affogato combines Guinness, espresso and vanilla ice cream into an incredible, delectable glassful of Irish delight. It’s the most refreshing way to cap off your St. Patrick’s Day meal. The recipe is as delicious as it is simple. Vanilla ice cream and espresso pair beautifully together, as do Guinness and vanilla ice cream. So why not combine the three into a traditional affogato and add some sweetness to your St. Patrick’s Day?

We hope you love this Bon Appetit recipe as much as we do!

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe: Guinness Affogato [Courtesy of Bon Appetit]


  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ounce hot espresso
  • 4 ounces Guinness stout


  • Place ice cream in a tall glass. Pour espresso over and top off with Guinness. Serve with a straw and a long spoon.

Recipe by Dawn Perry, Photograph by Alex Lau

From Peter Salerno’s Kitchen: Ricotta and Coffee Mousse

Our New Favorite Mousse: Spuma di Ricotta al Caffe

The amazing people at Saveur have done it again! At Peter Salerno Inc., we’re just crazy about this recipe. It’s a bold new take on a classic Italian dessert. You’ve probably had ricotta mousse (spuma di ricotta) if you love Italian desserts – but have you ever tried adding the flavor of coffee?

The result is a stunning ricotta and coffee mousse (spuma di ricotta al caffe) that will leave your taste buds at a loss for words. Equal parts light and rich, sweet and savory, it’s the perfect compliment to a great meal or an amazing cup of coffee.

(Just think: now you can have the world’s best cup of coffee brewed right from your smartphone or tablet by ordering TopBrewer from us, and pair it with this amazing mousse!)

Scroll down for this fantastic recipe, courtesy of Saveur!

Try this stunning ricotta and coffee mousse. (Photo credit: Saveur)
Try this stunning ricotta and coffee mousse. (Photo credit: Saveur)

Recipe: Ricotta and Coffee Mousse (courtesy of Saveur)

Serves 6


2 cups store-bought ricotta
1 cup cold heavy cream
⅓ cup sugar
2 tbsp. instant espresso
1 tbsp. powdered gelatin
Shaved chocolate


1. Purée ricotta in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl; set aside.

2. Whip together heavy cream and sugar in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Set aside.

3. Bring ¼ cup water to a boil in a small saucepan; remove from heat. Whisk 2 tbsp. of the water with espresso in a small bowl. Whisk remaining water with gelatin in another small bowl until dissolved.

4. Stir espresso mixture into ricotta, then gelatin mixture; fold in cream in 3 stages. Chill mixture for 1 hour, then transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe mixture into 6 sundae glasses; refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Garnish with shaved chocolate.