Iced coffee or Greek Frappé is a version of cold coffee where we add milk to an espresso shot prepared with instant coffee powder. This recipe is a summer refresher and requires minimum effort in preparing it.
A proper Greek frappé is very strong, though sugar-milk-coffee-water ratio is a personal preference. So don’t let the norm stop you, experiment and reach your own perfection of Greek frappé. A point to note though is that froth specific to Greek frappé is due to sugar granules, so for better taste and frothy coffee you may want to use sugar.
In this post, I will detail the steps involved and the technique used to get a good Iced Coffee but as I said, proportion can be played around with as per your taste. Milk can be added, though many people I know drink coffee without milk and the Greeks drink with evaporated milk. The level of sweetness – plain (no sugar, medium or sweet) also matters. So create your own jazz with coffee.
I am not a great drinker of cold coffee or frappés in general, but I do enjoy an occasional treat. I absolutely loved the way froth develops in this frappé due to the intense shaking. You can even make this frappé ahead, pour and enjoy when the mood strikes. A great choice if you are coffee lover.
Instead of roasted or fresh ground coffee, this frappé specifically uses instant coffee powder which is a big plus as it is more readily available to me.
Iced coffee or Greek Frappé
- 40 ml water
- 2 tsp instant coffee
- 2 tsp sugar granulated
- ice cubes
- water to top
- to taste milk fresh or evaporated
- Pour 40 ml water in a clean jar or shaker with tight fitting lid. Add coffee granules and sugar. Close the lid tightly and shake with all your might for 1½ to 2 minutes. In the beginning you may hear the sugar granules, keep shaking until you can hear no more. And the jar feels like it’s almost full. This is the most important stage and you must follow this closely as described. The jar should be filled with froth till the top.
- Half fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Pour the froth into the glass. You can swirl some water in the shaker/ jar to remove any leftover froth and add to the glass. top up the water to the rim or leave space of adding milk if you want. Pop a straw a enjoy your Iced Frappé.
- It is easiest and a great recipe for a frappé. I loved it.
- You can even make this frappé ahead, pour and enjoy when the mood strikes. A great choice if you are coffee lover.
- Instead of roasted or fresh ground coffee, this frappé specifically uses instant coffee powder which is a big plus as it is more readily available to me.