The Coffee Frappe in Greece is often described as a way of life. The drink is so ubiquitous with the culture that you can almost not think of one without the other. This being the case, there are often as many opinions as people on what is the correct way to make it – sweet, bitter, light, dark, etc. My take on it, not being Greek and therefore not having any real stake in it, other than enjoying it, is that it is up to personal preference. I like mine light sweet and frothy!


1 ½ teaspoon Nescafe instant coffee granules
1 ½ cups of cold water
Ice Cubes


In a martini shaker (you can also use a blender) mix Nescafe, 5 tbs water and sugar.
Shake or blend for about 30 seconds or until you have not much liquid and mostly foam.
Pour into a tall glass and add ice cubes, remaining water and milk to taste. Swirl around.
Milk and sugar are to taste in this recipe depending on desired color and sweetness.