Summer is here, or at least feels like summer here in Dublin 🙂 This drink is quite popular during warmer months in Bulgaria, as you can enjoy your favorite drink with ice – cold iced coffee. Frappe was invented in Thessaloniki, Greece, by a Nescafe representative who prepared his instant coffee with cold water instead of hot, this method had very quickly become popular and part of the coffee culture.I had lived there for a few months, and I could see Frappe on any coffee or restaurant menu.

I haven’t had a frappe for a while, and this weekend decided to try to make a few versions. It is easy, quick, and simple, but you may need a hand milk whisker or shaker to help you create foam. Of course, you can prepare without the foam, but it will be just cold coffee with milk. There are quite a few variations even with fruits, which I did try with bananas, but my proportions were not very good, so today is just the classic one and coconut variant.

Servings: 1 Time to prepare: 5 min
Classic Frappe:
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • 80 ml water
  • 120 ml oats milk or regular milk
  • 1 tsp. honey or sugar
  • 5-7 ice cubes
Coconut Frappe:
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • 80 ml water
  • 120 ml coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp. honey
  • 5-7 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp. coconut cream
How to:
  • In a glass place the water, instant coffee and the honey or sugar and mix well with the foam mixer until all the mixture turns to foam.
  • Start adding the milk slowly while mixing.
  • When you stop you should have around 1/3 foam- the more the better.
  • Add ice cubes, straw and enjoy 🙂

For the coconut variant:

  • Additional step is to mix the coconut milk with the coconut creme to homogenuius mixture.
  • Add the honey or sugar if you prefer.
  • Add slowly to the Nescafe/insant coffee foam.

Note: I don’t add sugar or honey to my coffee as usually the oat milk is quite mild and sweet for me. You can skip the honey step if you drink unsweetened coffee.

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Enjoy 🙂

PS: if you have tried with fruits let me know, I am still experimenting with fresh one 🙂

2 thoughts on “Frappe

  1. Great post! This oddly reminds me of the “dalgona” coffee that became popular during the pandemic’s early days! ☕

    (Thank you for following The Monching’s Guide, by the way. Couldn’t comment on your About page, so I’ll just leave this here if you don’t mind.)


    1. Hi Monch 🙂 I just saw what you mean with the “Dalgona” coffee haven’t tried it yet, but yeah they are similar. Will try to prepare it with some biscuits crumbles. Recently, I started looking into different coffees drinks, and if you have other recommendations please let me know 🙂

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