Unsurprisingly, Greek frappés are popular drinks in Greece, where they were born. However, this delicious beverage has become a much-desired coffee drink in the United States as well. For those of us who can’t live without our coffee, summer can be a rough time. You want your daily coffee fix, but it is just too hot to have a mug of steaming coffee at your desk all day long.
That is where frappés come in. This delicious summer drink can be cool and refreshing for coffee drinkers on a steaming summer day. If you don’t want to leave the comfort of your air-conditioned home or office to purchase a Greek frappé at your local coffee shop, make it at home instead.
In this article, we’ll give you a simple yet delicious Greek frappé recipe you can make at home and carry to the office with you.
What Is a Greek Frappé?
While you certainly already know what a frappé is as a coffee drinker, you might not know how a Greek frappé deviates from the standard. This type of frappé is simply a frothy iced coffee that gives you a caffeine fix in the middle of a heatwave without making you even hotter.
In reality, it’s simply coffee, milk, sugar, and water, the milk and sugar being optional, of course. There are a few Greek frappé recipes out there, but the one below is one of our favorites and super easy to make.
Greek Frappé Recipe
- A drink mixer/shaker/jar with a tight lid
- A straw
- 1 cup of cold water to be divided
- 1 teaspoon of instant coffee
- 3 to 5 ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon of sugar optional and to taste
- Milk to taste and optional
- First, you need to gather your ingredients together, then begin the following instructions.
- Add 2-3 teaspoons of water to a shaker or a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Make sure your water is cold, not warm. Add your instant coffee and sugar if you choose to use them to the jar as well.
- Close the lid tightly and shake for 10 seconds, or until the mixture turns into foam.
- Pour your foam into a glass, add the remaining water, some milk if you wish, and three to five ice cubes. Stir until blended.
- Serve with a straw and enjoy.
Some Bonus Tips
This is one of our favorite Greek frappé recipes, and it’s sure to be one of yours as well. While it’s a Greek-inspired coffee drink, it can be enjoyed in summer, winter, spring, or fall, no matter what your heritage might be.
Do you have a favorite Greek frappé recipe we don’t know about? If so, tell us about it!
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