WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS GREEK FRAPPE RECIPE
Greek frappé is a deliciously refreshing frothy iced coffee drink made with instant coffee. It’s a popular drink in Greece, especially on a hot summer day. It’s so simple to make, ready in seconds, and gives you a little caffeine burst. I think this may become one of your favourite summer drinks! I love adding a little bit of sugar and oat milk for a sweeter and creamier frappe.
When my brothers and I were little, we would go to Greece in the summers with our family, and we loved ordering frappe at the kafenio. We felt like such adults haha, and it was relatively easy to say… Ena frappe glyko me gala parakalo.
Instant coffee has a long shelf life, and what’s great about frappe is that you can make it without a coffee machine or brewed coffee. This easy and quick recipe for homemade greek frappe will make you feel like you’re enjoying coffee at a Greek coffee shop from the comfort of your home.
- The harder you shake the jar, the more frothy your frappe will be. I find the coffee will be frothier when using a handheld milk frother versus shaking the coffee in a jar, but you can use what you have on hand.
- You can add a splash of milk or creamer for an extra creamy frappe! The amount of sugar you’d like to add is up to you!
- You can make greek frappe using a frappe mixer, a protein shaker, a cocktail shaker, or a mason jar with a lid. If you’re adding sugar to your frappe, you’ll want to add it to the instant coffee so that it can dissolve when you’re shaking or mixing the instant coffee with the water.
- I like to use instant Nescafe classic coffee. The one I buy has a photo of a frappe on the packaging, but if you can’t find that one, you can use any brand of instant coffee or decaf instant coffee. You should be able to find Nescafé classic online or at your local grocery store.
What Are The Different Types of Greek Frappe?
There are three common ways to order frappe in Greece based on your personal preference:
Sketos: Unsweetened, no sugar.
Metrios: Lightly sweetened, with a little bit of sugar.
Glykos: Sweet, with more sugar.
Me gala (with milk): You can say me gala with any of the frappe types above. So, for instance, Ena frappe glykos me gala parakalo would be one frappe sweet with milk, please!
KITCHEN ITEMS RECOMMENDED FOR THIS RECIPE
- Frappe mixer, glass jar with a tight-fitting lid, or handheld milk frother
- Tall drinking glass
- Drinking straw
HOW TO MAKE CLASSIC GREEK FRAPPE: STEP BY STEP
STEP 1: In a mason jar or tall glass, add 1-2 teaspoons of instant coffee, sugar (optional), and 1/4 cup of cold water. Tightly secure a lid on the jar and shake for 30-60 seconds. The coffee will become frothy after shaking the jar. If using a handheld milk frother instead, mix the coffee, sugar, and 1/4 cup of water in a tall glass for about 15-30 seconds or until frothy.
STEP 2: Place a few ice cubes in a tall glass and slowly pour the frothy coffee over the ice. Top the glass with cold water, milk or a combination of milk and water. I love using oat milk and a bit of the Elmhurst caramel macchiato oat milk creamer, but you can use any non-dairy milk or regular milk. Stir and enjoy immediately!
Greek Iced Frappe Coffee
A refreshing Greek iced coffee drink made with instant coffee, sugar, water, and milk. An easy and quick iced coffee that's ready in minutes. One sip, and you'll be instantly transported to your favourite Greek kafenio!
- 1-2 teaspoons instant Nescafé coffee
- 1 teaspoon white granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
- 1/4 cup cold water (to mix with the instant coffee to make the foam)
- 1 cup (250 ml) cold water, regular or dairy-free milk, or a combination of water and milk
- Add 1-2 teaspoons of Nescafé instant coffee, sugar (optional), and 1/4 cup of cold water in a jar or tall glass. Tightly secure a lid on the jar and shake the instant coffee, water, and sugar for 30-60 seconds. If using a handheld milk frother instead, mix the instant coffee, sugar (optional), and water in a tall glass for about 15-30 seconds or until frothy.
- Place a few ice cubes in a tall glass and slowly pour the frothy coffee over the ice. Top the glass with cold water, milk of your choice, or a combination of both. I love using oat milk because it's so creamy!
- The longer you shake or whip the coffee, the frothier it will be
- You can adjust the amount of coffee and sugar based on how strong and sweet you like your coffee
- Serve and enjoy immediately
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 29gProtein: 16g
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
Greek Iced Frappe Coffee Recipe
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