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Greek Frappe (Iced coffee)

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Greek Frappe (Iced coffee)

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Greek national drink served everywhere in Greece – beaches, cafes, bars, summer, winter, to go, at home, etc. It really is a part of that widely known relaxing Greek lifestyle.
Prep Time 4 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1 people
Calories 120 kcal

Equipment

  • tall glass
  • mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 tbsp instant coffee Nescafe
  • 0-2 tbsp sugar optional
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 50 ml milk evaporated

Instructions
 

  • Get a tall glass, and add 2-3 teaspoons of instant coffee (Nescafe), and then add sugar to taste and a shot of cold water.
  • Use your mixer until you get a thick, creamy foam.
  • Pour the mixture into the serving glass.
  • Then add 3 ice cubes and some evaporated milk.
  • Fill up the glass with cold water and serve with a drinking straw. Of course, if you care about the environment, skip the straw part or use the bamboo or silicone kind 😉
  • Your Frappe is ready to serve and enjoy!

Notes

To prepare a Greek frappe coffee try to get hold of a frappe mixer. If you don’t have it, a cocktail shaker will do the work, but you can also use an electric milk frother to make a creamy  froth.
Keyword frappe, greekfrappe

Well, for those of you who have been anywhere in Greece, like ever (duh), there is really no reason in the world to explain what Frappe is and what it means. However if you have never been there or somehow missed out on the experience or just want to revise all about this magical drink we will try to put together a little guide.

Some people even go so far as to call frappe Greek National drink which could be true, as it is served everywhere in Greece- beaches, cafes, bars, summer, winter, to go, at home, etc.. It really is a part of that widely known relaxing Greek lifestyle.

What is that?

Greek frappe is basically an iced coffee. It is made of instant coffee (Nescafe) and water, that has been shaken fast and furiously (but gently at the same time) until it is nothing but a foamy, and refreshing miracle drink. In summer it would be perfect to add some ice cubes and/or sugar and evaporated milk. As it is served everywhere in Greece and everybody drinks it, there have to be some varieties. After arriving at the beach, choosing your sunbeds and enjoying the morning hum of the waves you can order your coffee (don’t forget the water too because – hydration). You can ask for your frappe to be “sketo” (plain, no sugar, no milk, nothing), “metrio” (medium sweetness), “glyko” (sweet, double the amount of sugar than the coffee), “me gala” (with milk), according to the ingredients and preference.

Greek frappe  is really easy and quick to make at home, so you can now master the art of making the perfect frappe and bring a little Greece into your life in this way too. 

Who thought of the Greek Frappe?

Greek frappe or Nescafe frappe was first made in Thessaloniki 1957 at the International Trade Fair. A guy named Yannis Dritsas who worked for the Nestlé Company was exhibiting a new children’s chocolate drink that you make by- you guessed it- mixing the powder with milk and shaking.

His colleague, Dimitris Vakondios , wanted  to make hot instant coffee for himself because you can guess how long and tiring working at the fair can be. However, Dimitris couldn’t find hot water so he mixed some instant coffee with cold water and ice cubes in a shaker and, voila, Frappe coffee was born. Thank you, Dimitri!

How to make Greek frappe?

To prepare a Greek frappe coffee try to get hold of a frappe mixer. If you don’t have it, a cocktail shaker will do the work, but you can also use an electric milk frother to make a creamy  froth.

  1. Get a tall glass, and add 2-3 teaspoons of instant coffee (Nescafe), and then add sugar to taste and a shot of cold water. 
  2. Use your mixer until you get a thick, creamy foam. 
  3. Pour the mixture into the serving glass. 
  4. Then add 3 ice cubes and some evaporated milk. 
  5. Fill up the glass with cold water and serve with a drinking straw. Of course, if you care about the environment, skip the straw part or use the bamboo or silicone kind 😉

Your Frappe is ready to serve and enjoy!

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