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The Café Frappe is a coffee that combines other ingredients such as ice, making it a stimulating and refreshing beverage in turn. We teach you how to prepare Frappe coffee at home.



The origin of the Frappe coffee


Before explaining how you can cook a rich frappe coffee, we want to talk a little of its origin and history. Although it is possible that many would imagine the coffee frappe as a Latin recipe, the authentic history of this recipe of iced coffee moves us to the Greek country.


In this country it is truly popular, usually made with cold instant coffee covered in foam. However, because of the tasty recipe and how well it works hot days (and those who love coffee we can not stop drinking it, even if it is hot), the recipe has been exported to other countries and today it is easy to find different versions of the original Frappe coffee.


The story of how the creator of this drink ended with the idea is funny, as Dimitris Vakondios, looking for what was necessary to make his coffee instantaneous (and without finding it) ran into cold water and a hand mixer during a fair in Thessaloniki. Vakondios was an employee of Yannis Dritsas, representative of Nestlé, who at the fair presented a new product based on mixing cocoa and milk for children.


In a break the employee wanted to have a coffee and not find hot water, decided to take the blender Yannis Dritsas to prepare the one known as the first coffee frappe. The result surprised them and gave rise to one of the most popular drinks of the summer, but I also have to tell you that you can find it throughout the year in some cafes.


Coffee frappe recipe


As before you mentioned, there are many ways today to prepare a coffee frappé, so many that each time you are adding extra ingredients (aromas, flavors, textures …) to get iced coffees with lots of different touches.


In this case we bring you a slightly more sophisticated recipe, if you want to prepare it at home and you can present it even as a dessert. All you have to do is follow the steps that we indicate.


Ingredients for frappe coffee:
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 4 tablespoons coffee syrup (see recipe below)
  • 2 teaspoons of syrup or chocolate sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon for sprinkling, optional
  • 2 cups of ice
How to make Frappe coffee:


The first thing you have to do is to place all the ingredients (except the cinnamon and the ice) in a blender, run everything for about 10 seconds at medium speed.


If you have an ice mincer it will be time to chop it and once you have it, you throw it in the bottom of two tall glasses. Over these glasses also pour the frappe coffee that we have just prepared.


You have several options for decorating this coffee, being able to decorate with whipped cream or simply sprinkling a little cinnamon ground above, which will give more aroma and a touch of sensational flavor.


Another option is to put some liquid chocolate over or pieces of chocolate, you know that the coffee with this ingredient combines wonderful.


Frappe enjoy! 

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