Thursday, September 3, 2009


I cannot live without my coffee. I need coffee EVERYDAY!! I love all things coffee, candy, ice-cream anything coffee flavored....I like it!! My all time favorite thing is Greek Iced Coffee called a φραπέ, pronounced frah-PEH (frappé) .
It is a great summer drink, although I drink it year round, frappé is a cool refresher on a hot day for coffee lovers. It's easy to make using instant coffee (decaf or full octane-the one I prefer), and while it can be whipped, which is easier, the traditional version is shaken ... NEVER stirred. The old lady dressed in black will come after you with her pantofla (slipper)!!! You have to be Greek!! Sorry I had to throw that in there!

I have had many people ask me how to make this. So I figured I might as well publish it, even though you can google it and get the recipe everywhere.

It is soooooo simple BUT there are variations and you may choose to add ingredients and make it your own. I have done that, but I am only giving you the basic "old school" recipe.

Here you go!!

1. In a shaker or jar (with a tight-fitting lid), add 2-3 tablespoons of cold water, 1 teaspoon of instant coffee, and sugar to taste (1 teaspoon of sugar for medium-sweet). {If you have a soda fountain-type drink mixer or a small electric drink mixer you can use this as well}

2. Close tightly and shake for 10 seconds, until the mixture appears to be all foam.

3.Pour the foam into a water glass, add 7-8 ounces of water, 3-4 ice cubes, milk to taste, and stir.

4.Serve with a straw
5. ENJOY!!!

The purpose of shaking or mixing is to create a large amount of thick foam, the more the better!

Also I would definitely get the Nescafe coffee.
I hope some of you will use this and enjoy a frappé today!!! If you are not sure you can always find a Greek cafe and have them make one for you!


  1. OMG that's my favorite too!!!! I always used to order it from Oasis café on N.Blvd back in the 90's (uhhh, did i just say that? Yikes)

  2. Georgia!
    You brought back memories of this summer, sitting on the paralea in Hora, Chios, in those little outdoor restaurants, and "frapper" in hand!
    Although, not quite the same in New York...unless of course you're sitting in Athens Cafe!
    My granddaughter Melina makes the best frape!
    ...and she's only 8!
    I'm thinking of making a cake topped wtih a frappe flavored buttercream. That should satisfy a frap craving! What do you think!

  3. You better make sure you call me for a tasting of that cake!!!