Enjoy Summer and Coffe like the Greeks do, with a greek frappé. A country that knows how to handle summer well, will definitely develop appropriate ways to cope with the heat and get their caffeeine intake stabilised. A hot coffee in summer by the beach? Well, one can definiely imagine something more refreshing… but “iced coffee” like the americans enjoy their drinks? Well, this is not super well known everywhere. As, let’s be honest, “iced coffee” or “cold coffee” sounds just like old coffee – and who would order something like this at a (beach) bar or cafe?! To enjoy your summer in greece authentically, order a greek Frappé. If best in the original version with Nescafe Instant coffee powder!
Ingredients for authentic Greek Frappé
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar or to taste
- 200 ml cold water
- some Ice cubes
- 2 tablespoons milk (optional)
Directions for Greek Frappé with instant coffee
First, place the tablespoons of instant coffee powder, and sugar in a mixer or blender. First add only 2 tablespoons of water to the dry ingredients, and blend and mix well for about 15 to thirty seconds. You want a foamy light-brown cream. Now add the remaining cold water and stir it, or pulse-mix it for only two seconds, until everything is well combined.
Place a few ice cubes in a glass and add the frappe mix on top. Stir once with a reusable straw and enjoy your cold greek coffee drink immediately, or while still cold.
If it’s too strong for you, you can also add a sip or two or your preferred milk or milk alternative, best would be before the final pulse-mix of all the ingredients (after the initial foam-inducing process).
What a refreshing sip in summer this Greek Frappé is! Enjoy!