This is one of the recipes that my great grandmother, Mina, “invented” (actually adapted from American recipe books in the 60’s). My great grandfather used to be a coffee farmer and the idea of creating coffee recipes always lingered around their household.
- 2 cups Brazilian coffee (brewed and cold)
- 3 teaspoons raw sugar (the granular not-white one)
- 1 to 2 tablespoon Caramel Macchiato flavored coffee creamer
- 2 cups ice cubes
- banana syrup
- Cool Whip (optional)
- Add coffee
- Add sugar
- Add creamer
- Crush the ice cubes.
- Add ice cubes to blender.
- Blend until the texture feels anything between snow and milk shake.
- Top with banana syrup
- Top with cool whip.
Later, spending some time in the USA, I adapted the recipe with ingredients I could find there.
“Frappé coffee (also Greek frappé or café frappé Greek: φραπές, frapés) is a Greek foam-covered iced coffee drink made from instant coffee (generally, spray-dried).
Accidentally invented by a Nescafe representative named Dimitris Vakondios in 1957 in the city of Thessaloniki, it is now the most popular coffee among Greek youth and foreign tourists. It is popular in Greece and Cyprus, especially during the summer, but has now spread to other countries.
The word frappé is French and comes from the verb frapper which means to ‘hit’; in this context, however, in French, when describing a drink, the word frappé means chilled, as with ice cubes in a shaker. The frappé has become a hallmark of post-war outdoor Greek coffee culture.”
Wikipedia contributors. “Frappé coffee.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 12 May. 2016. Web. 1 Aug. 2016.