Are you the kind of person who drinks your iced coffee fast or slow? I could be either depending on my mood. I had a lot of errands to run this weekend so I drank my favorite iced coffee, this cafe frappe, like it was a race. The result…I felt like Speedy Gonzales for the rest of the day. Am I dating myself? He’s a Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoon character, a Mexican mouse that runs around really fast. Anyway, I had a lot of energy. 🙂
If you love iced coffee then you’ve come to the right place. A cafe frappe is a Greek iced coffee topped with foam, made from instant coffee.
Cafe Frappe Recipe
- 1/2 cup milk (I used skim milk in this post but have also used 1%, 2% and whole milk.)
- 1 heaping tablespoon pure instant coffee
- 2 tablespoons creamer
- 1 tablespoon, or to taste, of white sugar (optional)
- glass of ice
- cold water
- Put the milk, instant coffee, sugar (optional), and creamer into a blender and mix until you don’t see the coffee grounds, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Fill a 16 ounce glass with ice.
- Pour the iced coffee into the glass. It should fill about 2/3 of the glass.
- Top the iced coffee with cold water and serve immediately.
Instant coffee can be found at any grocery store. Today I used Nescafe. Make sure the coffee is a heaping tablespoon, piling it high on top of the spoon.
Typically a cafe frappe is made with cream or whole milk. Today I’m going for a low fat version by using skim milk and creamer instead.
Don’t forget to add the cold water after you’ve poured the iced coffee into the glass full of ice.
I take my coffee with just milk. However, instant coffee is a bit stronger than regular coffee so I take my cafe frappe with a little sugar. I would suggest you use the same amount of sugar that you normally use and if you need more then you can stir in more at the end.
And ta-da, done! Isn’t the foam top cool? Okay, maybe I’m easily amused. 😉 The longer you blend it, the more foam you get.
My husband and I were lucky to have traveled to Greece a few years ago and we enjoyed sitting at various cafes sipping a Cafe Frappe. That wasn’t the first time we were introduced to a Greek cafe frappe. I’m half Greek so I’ve grown up with this tasty coffee treat around me.
It’s nice to be able to mirror a cafe experience at home by making this simple cafe frappe. If I wasn’t running errands I would have been relaxing on the couch with my husband, sipping my cafe frappe, and reminiscing about our Greece vacation. 🙂
Are you a coffee drinker too?