A refreshing and easy to prepare iced coffee frappe drink, that is perfect for cooling down with, on a hot summer’s day.
Returning back home to South Africa a few days back, we were greeted by very hot and dry weather, as is to be expected of a typical Summer’s day on the Highveld. I don’t know about you, but travelling long hours over continents , leaves me desiring to have another holiday to recover from the last one?. With my energy levels at a low, I needed a quick fix, ‘boost me up’ kind of drink. I’ve managed to stay away from coffee consumption during my holiday in Egypt and Dubai, but Today, My body and Mind screamed for a ‘Wake Up’, so I succumbed. This resulted in me whipping up this iced coffee frappe, that is one of my favourites. An Iced Coffee Frappe is the perfect solution to enjoy your coffee on a hot day, without spending too much at your favourite coffee house.
WHAT IS A FRAPPE? (PRONOUNCED FRA-PEH)…
A frappe is a Greek styled, Foamed Covered Iced Coffee drink. A drink that was invented, by a Nestlé representative, in 1957 in Thessaloniki. Not to Mix up what a Frappe and Coffee Milkshake is, Frappe is basically an iced coffee beverage, made with instant coffee, ice cubes, sugar and milk, which is blended until a frothy foam is produced. A coffee Milkshake, makes use of similar ingredients, leaving out the ice cubes and using ice cream for a thicker finish.
There are various different recipes for an iced coffee frappe, and today I share with you my version. I simply blend together the instant coffee granules, sugar and water, with crushed ice cubes, and blend until frothy. Then add in the milk and blend again, served in tall glasses with whipped fresh cream. I do sometimes enjoy a “Mocha Flavoured Iced Coffee Frappe”, then I simply add some chocolate sauce drizzled around my glass and on top of the whipped fresh cream. You can play around with flavour combinations, or double/triple my recipe to make a bigger batch.
So whilst typing out this post and recipe for you to try out next, happily sipping away at my glass of ‘Mocha’ Iced Coffee Frappe, I can literally feel the caffeine knocking some ‘wake up’ into me?. Find my recipe below, and I look forward to hearing from you in comments or on my various social media platforms.
HAVE YOU TRIED ICED COFFEE FRAPPES? WHICH FLAVOUR IS YOUR FAVOURITE?
Iced Coffee Frappe
AUTHOR : FOODEVA MARSAY (@foodeva_marsay)
YOU WILL NEED
1 Cup crushed ice cubes
2 teaspoon Nescafe Classic Instant Coffee (or any brand)
1/4 Cup Water (Boiled and cooled to room temperature)
2-3 teaspoon Xylitol or Sugar (medium sweetness)
2 Cups Fresh Milk or Almond Milk
Drizzle of Chocolate Sauce
Whipped Cream to serve
Mint leaves for garnish
~ Mix together the water and instant coffee granules together with the sugar, and add to a Blender.
~ Add in the Crushed Ice Cubes, and Blend for 10 seconds or until frothy.
~ Now add in the milk and blend again until well combined.
~ Serve immediately, in tall glasses, with whipped fresh cream. Add a Drizzle of Chocolate Sauce (For a Mocha Flavour), and Mint Leaves as garnish.
NOTES BY FOODEVA MARSAY
- You can make this iced coffee frappe as low fat as you prefer, by using low fat or skimmed milk.
- I made use of Xylitol to sweeten my iced coffee frappe, which you could substitute with regular sugar, or leave out completely for an unsweetened version.
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