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frappé coffee recipe
Recipe

Our frappé coffee recipe

5 min.
Easy
1 pers.

If you can’t get enough of your coffee even during summer, frappé coffee is the perfect recipe. There are different recipes for cold coffee, but they don’t need the same preparation. Very simple to prepare at home, with the frappé coffee, you will not need to leave your house to enjoy a cold and tasty drink. We explain you how to prepare it!

What is a frappé coffee?

Coffee can be brewed cold directly, like the cold brew. But there is also some cold drink based on hot coffeewhich are then cooled, like the frappé coffee. The frappé coffee owes is name to the way it is prepared. The term “frappé” is french and means “to shake” because the ingredients are usually mixed in a shaker to create a thin foam. Also called “Greek iced coffee”, this recipe combines the taste of coffee with fresh effect. But keep in mind: a  frappé coffee is not the same as an iced coffee.

coffee frappé

Why do we say “greek iced coffee” ? 

The story goest that its inventor is a Nestlé employée who came to Greece during the International Exhibition in Thessaloniki in 1957. At that time, Nestlé wanted to sell chocolate drink to be prepared in a shaker. His reprentative couldn’t fint hot water for his coffee, so he thought of using the same technique by replacing the chocolate with coffee. A few decades later, the frappé coffee became a popular drink in Greece and Cyprys. This drink was then democratized in France during the Second World War. The real recipe of frappé coffee is prepared with instant coffee, water, sugar and sometimes milk. Depending on the amount of sugar, coffee or milk used, your frappé coffee will not be called the same, but the basic recipe remains the same. Try different options depending on your taste to find your perfect mix. The greek café latté is one of the simplest coffee recipes, In its original version, it is made without filter or coffee maker since the main ingredient is soluble coffee. In the version we propose, you will discover the frappé coffee with expresso.

Why the frappé coffee become so popular ?

Nowadays, most coffee shops offer the frappé à their menu. Its worldwide success is due to its simple recipe and, like all popular recipes, the changes that have emerged. The Frappuccino®, for example, became a registered trademark of Starbucks in 1995. This historic drink is often revisited, but first, we present the real recipe of frappé coffee, essential to master its variations.

How to do a frappé coffee with a coffee bean machine ?

Ingredients

  • Ingrédient Café en grain
    20g of coffee beans
  • Ingrédient Glaçon
    10 ice cubes
  • Matériel Soupoudreur
    1 teaspoon of powdered sugar or 7 ml of liquid sugar, to add new tasty notes (optional)
  • Ingrédient Lait végétal
    20 cl of milk (animal or plant milk according to your preference) (optional)

Material

  • Matériel Machine à café à grain
    A coffee bean machine
  • Matériel Shaker Soupoudreur
    A shaker
  • Matériel Tasse à café
    A cappuccino cup
  • Matériel Mug blanc
    A large glass

Preparation

  • Ingrédient Café moulu
    Step 1 Put coffee beans in your expresso grinder.
  • Préparation Couler 2 cafés Machine à café à grain
    Step 2 If you have a classic automatic coffee machine, all you have to do is pour 2 expressos. Otherwise the Double Expresso button or the Doppio founction can help you get your caffeinated drink faster.
  • Ingrédient Glaçon
    Step 3 Transfer the double expresso from your cappuccino cup to a shaker with ice cubes.
  • Ingrédient Lait
    Step 4 Top off your drink with powderer sugar or milk, as you prefer.
  • Matériel Shaker Soupoudreur
    Step 5 Shake the shaker for about 1 minutes to get a light foam on top.
  • Matériel Verre grand
    Step 6 Pour the mixture into a large glass and enjoy!
  • Ingrédient Café moulu
    Step 1

    Put coffee beans in your expresso grinder.

  • Préparation Couler 2 cafés Machine à café à grain
    Step 2

    If you have a classic automatic coffee machine, all you have to do is pour 2 expressos. Otherwise the Double Expresso button or the Doppio…

  • Ingrédient Glaçon
    Step 3

    Transfer the double expresso from your cappuccino cup to a shaker with ice cubes.

  • Ingrédient Lait
    Step 4

    Top off your drink with powderer sugar or milk, as you prefer.

  • Matériel Shaker Soupoudreur
    Step 5

    Shake the shaker for about 1 minutes to get a light foam on top.

  • Matériel Verre grand
    Step 6

    Pour the mixture into a large glass and enjoy!

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How to do a frappé coffee with a manual espresso machine?

Ingredients

  • Ingrédient Café en grain
    Your favourite coffee beans
  • Ingrédient Glaçon
    Ice cubes
  • Matériel Soupoudreur
    1 teaspoon of powdered sugar or 7 ml of liquid sugar, to add new tasty notes (optional)
  • Ingrédient Lait végétal
    20 cl of milk (animal or plant milk according to your preference) (optional)

Material

  • Matériel Machine expresso manuelle
    A manual espresso machine
  • material cleaning coffee grinder
    A coffee grinder
  • Matériel Tapis tassage
    A tamping mat
  • Matériel Répartiteur de mouture
    An espresso distributor tool
  • Matériel Tamper
    A tamper
  • Matériel Balance
    A scale
  • Matériel Shaker Soupoudreur
    A shaker
  • Matériel Tasse à café
    A cappuccino cup
  • Matériel Mug blanc
    A large glass

Preparation

  • Ingrédient Café moulu machine expresso manuelle
    Step 1 Grind 20g of coffee in your filter holder.
  • Ingrédient Café moulu
    Step 2 Distribute and equalize the grind in your filter holder for a first time, use your hand to help yourself.
  • Matériel Répartiteur de mouture
    Step 3 Use the espresso distributor tool in order to have an equal tamping (2 to 3 turns).
  • Matériel Tamper
    Step 4 Use your tamper to apply 15 to 20 kg of pressure on your grind, in order to press your grind.
  • Matériel Machine expresso manuelle
    Step 5 Before turning on your percolator, start a flush (action of cleaning the filter of the potential marc which could have remained and to empty the water group).
  • Matériel Tasse à café
    Step 6 Insert the filter holder into the group and start the extraction. Stop the extraction when your beverage weighs 40 to 60 g.
  • Matériel Shaker Soupoudreur
    Step 7 Transfer the double expresso from your cappuccino cup to a shaker with ice cubes.
  • Ingrédient Lait
    Step 8 Top off your drink with powderer sugar or milk, as you prefer.
  • Matériel Shaker Soupoudreur
    Step 9 Shake the shaker for about 1 minute to get a light foam on top.
  • Matériel Verre grand
    Step 10 Pour the mixture into a large glass and enjoy!
  • Ingrédient Café moulu machine expresso manuelle
    Step 1

    Grind 20g of coffee in your filter holder.

  • Ingrédient Café moulu
    Step 2

    Distribute and equalize the grind in your filter holder for a first time, use your hand to help yourself.

  • Matériel Répartiteur de mouture
    Step 3

    Use the espresso distributor tool in order to have an equal tamping (2 to 3 turns).

  • Matériel Tamper
    Step 4

    Use your tamper to apply 15 to 20 kg of pressure on your grind, in order to press your grind.

  • Matériel Machine expresso manuelle
    Step 5

    Before turning on your percolator, start a flush (action of cleaning the filter of the potential marc which could have remained and to empty the…

  • Matériel Tasse à café
    Step 6

    Insert the filter holder into the group and start the extraction. Stop the extraction when your beverage weighs 40 to 60 g.

  • Matériel Shaker Soupoudreur
    Step 7

    Transfer the double expresso from your cappuccino cup to a shaker with ice cubes.

  • Ingrédient Lait
    Step 8

    Top off your drink with powderer sugar or milk, as you prefer.

  • Matériel Shaker Soupoudreur
    Step 9

    Shake the shaker for about 1 minute to get a light foam on top.

  • Matériel Verre grand
    Step 10

    Pour the mixture into a large glass and enjoy!

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MaxiCoffee’s tips for more sweetness

The advantage of these simple recipes is that you can vary the ingredients and try new variations with each preparation. If you want to add new flavors, replace the milk with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. With chocolate or almonds: you still can create some new variations of frappé coffee endless.

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Available in a variety of gourmet variations, the frappé coffee has become a must-have for summer days and its sophisticated preparations to please all tastes. Discover our other tasty drink recipes on our blog, to satisfy all occasions, but also to prepare the basics of coffee!

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