What is a traditional Greek frappé and what are the key ingredients used in the recipe?
Frappé is a refreshing and popular Greek coffee drink that was invented by accident in the 1950s. It’s made with instant coffee, water, sugar, and ice cubes, and traditionally served in a tall glass with a straw.
- 2 teaspoons of instant coffee
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/4 cup of water
- Ice cubes
- Cold water
- Milk (optional)
Add the instant coffee, sugar, and 1/4 cup of water in a shaker or large jar. Close the lid tightly and shake vigorously for 2-3 minutes until the mixture becomes thick and frothy.
Fill a tall glass (preferably with a volume of at least 12 oz) with ice cubes.
Pour the thick coffee mixture in the glass over the ice cubes.
Fill the glass with cold water, leaving some space for milk (if you prefer).
Add milk (if you prefer) and stir well with a straw until the coffee and water mix together.
Sit back, relax, enjoy, and get refreshed!
There are many variations of frappé that you can try:
Replace the instant coffee with 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder. Follow the instructions above.
Add 2 tablespoons of caramel sauce to the coffee mixture. Follow the instructions above.
Add 2 teaspoons of instant coffee and 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder to the coffee mixture. Follow the instructions above.