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!

One Comment

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

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