I’ve been totally and completely addicted to coffee since the age of 16.

In college, a decent portion of my income went to coffee shops. Then I got myself a real adult espresso machine and I never looked back. Until the last two years, when cold brew and nitro coffees all of a sudden appeared on my radar. I’m admitting I was far behind the times, but I’m here now. Will you let me in?

Cadence Cold Brew Nitro Affogato | Things I Made TodayCadence Cold Brew is a local Madison company that just started canning their cold brew nitro coffees, and saying that they nailed it doesn’t start to do them justice. Cold brew coffee is known for being smoother, less bitter, and less acidic than coffee brewed the traditional way. You add nitrogen to the mix, and now you’ve got a creamy, fizzy, almost beer like drink. But it’s coffee. Which means you can drink it for breakfast.

Cadence Cold Brew Nitro Affogato | Things I Made Today

So I have been drinking almost a comical amount of Cadence’s coffee for breakfast, and an afternoon snack, but I wanted to sass it up a bit. It’s not that this perfect beverage needs any work—but when challenged to write a post, I figured that just opening up a can and pouring it into a glass wouldn’t quite hit the bar.

Cadence Cold Brew Nitro Affogato | Things I Made Today

Coffee pairs so naturally with sweets, that I went straight for affogato, the Italian dessert where ice cream is drowned in espresso and topped with something crunchy (a biscotti or nuts of sorts). Sure the Cadence coffee is cold, but the nitro has a similar effect as the espresso in breaking down or “melting” the ice cream. If you’re feeling ambitious, make your own ice cream. If you want dessert in under 5 minutes, do what I did—scoop, pour, sprinkle, eat.

Cadence Cold Brew Nitro Affogato | Things I Made Today

Cadence Cold Brew is currently only available in Wisconsin, so everyone else, sit tight. You can buy it in cans or kegs, which maybe where I go next given the speed at which I’m consuming these.

Cadence Cold Brew Nitro Affogato
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
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Serves: 1
  • 1 scoop organic vanilla ice cream
  • 1-2 ounces Cadence Cold Brew Nitro Coffee (Rhythm Flavor recommended, but all would be great)
  • Small handful of hazelnuts, chopped
  1. Scoop ice cream into a glass or ice cream dish. Pour nitro coffee on top and sprinkle with hazelnuts. Serve immediately.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was compensated to create recipes for Cadence Cold Brew. As always, I only work with products I use myself and all opinions are my own. Thanks for continuing to support Things I Made Today!

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