One thing the recipe forgot to mention... The recipe forgets one key ingredient. The way instant coffee is brewed is different here in the USA and you cannot use just any instant coffee. Look for the Nescafe Greek Instant Coffee in your local Mediterranean grocer or even over on Amazon.com (but watch the prices some are way too expensive.) And yes the right instant coffee WILL froth up so thick you can barely pour it in less than 30 seconds. Pros: Refreshing! Cons: Won't work as well as the real ones in Greece.
This coffee drink is better if you put coffee sugar and just a little bit of water (1/4 cup) in the shaker and shake well. Pour the coffee into a tall glass and then add ice more water and milk. The coffee will be foamy and light just the way Greeks like it!
I agree with the above comment from "Anonymous". The recipe only makes about a 2/3rds cup of a very thick espresso like concoction -- The photo shows this delicious frothy drink in a soda glass which usually holds 12 - 16 oz. I think the recipe is written wrong. A little adjusting gave me the a better formulation -- 2 tea of instant coffee 3/4 cup of water 1/2 cup of milk desired amount of sugar ice. OPPA!!
This was ok but but i prefer to add sweetened condensed milk instead of regular milk and sugar oh and cut the amount down to a tablespoon. To the idiot who asked why can't the sugar be optional: there is no law saying that you must follow every recipe in its entirety without question. It's called thinking for yourself you should try it sometime or not.
Ugh. This is pathetic really. Sure it might a less calories but there's also no strength or real boy to this coffee. I think you're much better off adding a tiny scoop of light coffee ice cream to the deal and make it an iced coffee float instead.
that was great! but after shaking and putting in the milk its still too warm for me... i suggest putting in more ice cubes. when i first tried it the coffee powder would not dissolve so i put in a little hot water to dissolve it first the poured in the cold water.
When I read all the comments here and tried it it tasted okay-ish but I decided to change it a little bit and it tasted great. Here's my variation of it: 2-3 tea spoons of instant coffee 2-3 tea spoons of sugar 2 tea spoons of condensed milk 1/4 cup of hot water (to melt the coffee sugar and condensed milk in order to mix it together properly) 1/4 cup of cool or cold water 4 ice cubes -Shake it all together for about 30 seconds or more- Now add 1/4 or 1/3 of milk If you do this I promise that it'll taste great well to sweet lovers it will the condensed milk adds a lot more sweetness to the coffee. And wha la great tasting coffee in the comfort of your own home.
This is the classic summer ( and not only) coffee type we greeks call Frappe. It calls for a teaspoon of instant coffee ( like Nestle Nescafe) in a glass (long drink glass not a soda glass) add suger if you like and a tablespoon of water mix with the machine we use to mix drinks until it doubles its volume and is like a foam. Then add the milk ( a shot of evaporated milk is the standard quantity). Add about 3-4 ice cubes ( depends on how slowly you want to drink your coffe) and top the glass with iced water. Use a drinking straw to mix and that's it. It makes a nice afternoon drink if instead of milk you use irish cream liquer or more of a snack if instead of milk you scoop a ball of vanilla ice cream.
So Good These are served in Greek cafes all over NYC Astoria and in Greece. They are so good. I've never liked instant coffee and always thought frappes (pronounced frappay) like this were made with a fine espresso because they taste so good. Can't believe how simple the ingredients are. I always use a blender at home and that helps but it never comes out as good as it does in the cafes. Pros: Light Frothy Delicious Cons: Greek Cafe's make it better than I can at home
Brings back memories I've been in love with these since I spent a summer in Cyprus. My variation is slightly different though. I use the same amount of sugar/coffee but only use a couple tbsp of water; just enough to cover the sugar & coffee. As another reviewer suggested I mix it with a drink mixer I really think this is essential. I can't see shaking it producing the same amount of foam and I bet it's way harder. I usually fill the rest of the glass with ice/milk. So fast easy and delicious
Add ice cubes according to how long you wnat to sip it! Frappe is a foam covered iced coffee drink usually made with spray-dried instant coffee and evap milk. Its invention dates back to the 1957 International Trade Fair in Thessaloniki. A representative of the Nestle company Yannis Dritsas was exhibiting a new product for children a chocolate beverage produced instantly by mixing it with milk and shaking it in a shaker. Dritsas' employee Dimitris Vakondios was looking for a way to have his usual instant coffee during his break but he could not find any hot water so he mixed the coffee with cold water in a shaker. This improvised drink has been called the national coffee of Greece and is available at virtually all Greek cafes. Pros: neat-looking presentation Cons: I prefer espresso as the base