how to make greek frappe

Greek Frappe

The perfect iced coffee drink for a hot summer day! Find out how to make homemade Greek Frappe following my simple steps!

I’m currently fantasizing about being back in Greece, sitting by the beach with a frappe in hand! Two summers ago, my hubby and I were on our honeymoon in Greece and that’s exactly what we were doing! Oh, how I wish we could be back there right now!

While travelling to Greece isn’t a possibility right now, we can have all the familiar flavours in our own home right now! And an essential Greek treat is an authentic Greek frappe, of course!

I love a hot cup of coffee in the morning but when its hot and I am looking for a caffeine fix mid-summer’s day, ice cold is the way to go! This frappe is hitting the spot today!

How to make Greek Frappe

This popular Greek coffee is easy to make at home and doesn’t require special equipment. I have made this by hand and with the use of a small blender (a magic bullet) and included instructions for both methods in the recipe card below.

When ordering this drink in Greece, your server will always ask you how you want it. Much like a regular coffee, personal preferences vary. Do you like it black? Sweet? With or without milk?

Typically, frappe is ordered one of 3 ways: sketo (plain), gliko (sweet) or metrio (slightly sweet). This will indicate how much sugar (if any at all) is used in the frappe.

  • sketo (plain): no sugar
  • gliko (sweet): 3-4 teaspoons
  • metrio (in between): 2 teaspoons

It is also ordered with or without milk (“me gala” if you want milk).

I personally like my frappe “gliko me gala” or sweet with milk. I sometimes get health conscious and order it metrio to cut down the sugar but deep down I know I should’ve added more!

If you haven’t tried frappe before and aren’t sure how to prepare it, I should warn you, it packs a strong caffeine punch and can be bitter without the sugar. I would suggest treating yourself to a sweet or in between version to start and you can adjust it as needed the next time. If you can have it without sugar, you are a far superior human being than I am! Haha!

The frappe in front is without milk. The one on the right is with milk.

What you’ll need to make Greek frappe:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 2-4 teaspoons sugar, optional (depends on personal preference. *See notes)
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • ice
  • milk to taste, optional

How to make it:

Start by filling a tall glass half way with ice cubes. Set aside.

Without a blender: Place the sugar, instant coffee and water in a jar with a secure lid. Shake the jar by hand for about 1-2 minutes until the sugar dissolves and the contents are frothy.

Using a small blender (like a magic bullet): Place the sugar, instant coffee and water in the blender. Blend for 30-45 seconds until frothy.

Pour the frappe into the class filled with ice. Add as much milk as desired. If not adding milk (or very little), add more cold water to top glass. Add a straw.

Sip, enjoy, and imagine you are lounging at the beach whilst on vacation in Greece!

Hope you guys enjoy!

-Cathy

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Greek Frappe

Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules

  • 2-4 teaspoons sugar, optional (depends on personal preference. *See notes)

  • 1/3 cup cold water

  • ice

  • milk to taste, optional

Directions

  • Fill a tall glass half way with ice cubes. Set aside.
  • Without a blender: Place the sugar, instant coffee and water in a jar with a secure lid. Shake the jar by hand for about 1-2 minutes until the sugar dissolves and the contents are frothy.
    Using a small blender (like a magic bullet): Place the sugar, instant coffee and water in the blender. Blend for 30-45 seconds until frothy.
  • Pour the frappe into the class filled with ice. Add as much milk as desired. If not adding milk (or very little), add more cold water to top glass. Add a straw and enjoy!

Notes

  • For sketo (plain): no sugar
    For gliko (sweet): 3-4 teaspoons
    For metrio (in between): 2 teaspoons
 

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