Cafe frappe was a cold coffee beverage that became huge in the cafes of 19th century Europe, a crowd favourite drink similar to slushes or iced coffee. Perhaps coffee frappe came from the frappes of 200 years ago. However, the modern version owes its origin to the International Trade Fair of 1957 in Thessaloniki when the Greeks invented their version of the coffee frappe using instant coffee.
Now, a frappe is better known as an ice-cold beverage that is shaken and blended/beaten to produce a refreshing drink that is tasty and frothy. It is a perfect drink for the summer to hang out by the pool, beach, or even the backyard.
How To Make The Perfect Homemade Frappe
It is hot outside and you’re craving a coffee frappuccino but you don’t want to head out to a cafe to get one either? Well, we’ve got you covered! With our coffee frappe recipe, you will need only four ingredients to get that perfectly iced frappe- brewed coffee or espresso (based on your preference), milk, ice, and sugar. We recommend the following steps
Step 1: Preparing The Brewed Coffee/Espresso
Start by brewing yourself a fresh concoction of espresso or coffee based on your preference. We suggest you try the Malabar Monsoon AA from one of the best coffee brands in India for a java brimmed with bold flavors, complimented by strong, nutty, dark chocolate tones. If espresso is your preferred choice, then follow our guide to home espresso and get the perfect cuppa for this recipe.
Step 2: Cooling Down Your Brewed Coffee/Espresso
Once you have brewed your coffee or prepared your espresso, pour it into a cup or cups, the more the merrier. The next step for you to follow is to let the concoction cool until it is chilled.
Step 3: Making the Mixture
Check your preferred cup of brew to check if it has chilled. If yes, then pour it into a blender, and add approximately 50 ml of milk per cup of coffee and sugar to taste. Throw in a couple of ice cubes per cup to get the cold consistency.
Step 4: Blending the Mixture
To blend the mixture, we suggest you begin on low speed. Slowly increase the speed to high and blend until smooth.
Step 5: Enjoy your Frappe
Congrats, you have made yourself a coffee frappe that you otherwise might have had to go out to enjoy. You can also top it with whipped cream and chocolate syrup to fatten your frappe or top it with ice cream for good measure.
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Making a frappe is not difficult and the variety of experiments that you can do with it are endless. Learn about cold brew vs iced coffee and try more varieties of coffee this summer!