How to Make a Genuine Greek Frappe

How to Make a Genuine Greek Frappe

Greek frappe | how to make a Greek frappe | Greek food | Greek drinks | Greek recipes | traditional Greek food | Making a genuine Greek frappe is easier than you think! Step-by-step instructions with photos are on the Six Clever Sisters blog!

If you’ve ever taken a trip to Greece, you most likely came back wondering how to make a genuine Greek frappe back home! Well, the secrets to making a genuine Greek frappe are easier than you think!

Greek frappe | how to make a Greek frappe | Greek food | Greek drinks | Greek recipes | traditional Greek food | Making a genuine Greek frappe is easier than you think! Step-by-step instructions with photos are on the Six Clever Sisters blog!

Believe it or not, a frappe isn’t made with special coffee beans or anything — it’s actually made from instant coffee! What’s awesome is that Amazon carries the Greek instant coffee that is used for Greek frappes! (They also carry it in decaf.) It does make a difference, compared to other instant coffees I’ve had. Here’s what it looks like:

Greek frappe | how to make a Greek frappe | Greek food | Greek drinks | Greek recipes | traditional Greek food | Making a genuine Greek frappe is easier than you think! Step-by-step instructions with photos are on the Six Clever Sisters blog!

Greek frappe | how to make a Greek frappe | Greek food | Greek drinks | Greek recipes | traditional Greek food | Making a genuine Greek frappe is easier than you think! Step-by-step instructions with photos are on the Six Clever Sisters blog!

So, here’s how simple it is to make a genuine Greek frappe:

1. Put about 2-3 teaspoons of Nescafe instant Greek coffee into a big glass (or use another instant coffee, but it won’t be quite so genuine) ;-).  

2. Add sugar, if you like it sweet! Greeks order their frappe one of 3 ways — “sketo” (no sugar), “metrio” (1-2 spoons of sugar), or “glyko” (2-3 or even 4 spoons of sugar! Very sweet!) You can also say “me gala” if you want it with milk. I always order “ena frappe metrio me gala” (a frappe with medium sugar and some milk).

3. Now add a little water to your coffee-sugar mixture in your glass. (About 1/3 cup of water is good.)

4. Use an electric frother (or this frappe maker like I have) and froth your coffee until it’s nice and foamy and fills the glass about halfway. Sometimes they just use a shaker and add a couple ice cubes to help the frothing process, so you can do that if you don’t have an electric one.

5. Next, add ice to fill the cup, then {almost} top if off with water. Leave a little room for a splash of milk or half & half and add that last! Finished and ready to drink!

NOTE: Toward the end of the frappe, when there’s only foam left, it’s typical to add a little bit of water to stretch out your drink.

I made a video to show how simple it is!

 

And….here are some fun gifts for the true Greek frappe lovers! 

 

 

Genuine Greek Frappe

Genuine Greek Frappe

Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • 2-3 t. Nescafe Instant Greek coffee
  • sugar (however much you prefer in your coffee)
  • water
  • ice cubes
  • splash of milk or half & half

Instructions

  1. In a large glass, put 2-3 t. instant coffee, sugar (however much you prefer), and about 1/3 c. water. Use an electric frother (or use a shaker and add a couple ice cubes to help it froth) and froth your coffee until it's nice and foamy and fills the glass about halfway.
  2. Add ice to fill the cup, then {almost} top if off with water. Leave a little room for a splash of milk or half & half and add that last!

6 Comments

  1. I’ve took a glance at the recipe and loved it already.

  2. It’s a 5/5 star from me! I love how simple this recipe is when it comes to having instant coffee as the main ingredient! Very affordable and convenient to make it at home. Thanks.

  3. Thank you for your fab recipe to make my favourite drink. Iโ€™ve mastered it at last ! X

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