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The BEST Greek Frappe Recipe

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If you were on Tiktok in 2020 you’re probably familiar with the whipped coffee trend. This trend originated from a popular Greek summer drink. It’s easy and quick to make at home and super refreshing!

What is a greek Frappe?

A Greek frappe, is an iced coffee made from traditionally Nescafe instant coffee and water which is then shaken to make a foamy refreshing beverage. Many add ice, sugar, and milk. The different variations of sweetness have different names.

  • “Sketos”- plain, no sugar, no milk: This is a strong one with 1-2 teaspoons of instant coffee and however much water you’d like to add. Similar to an americano.
  • “Metrios” – medium sweetness: 1-2 teaspoons of instant coffee with 1-2 teaspoons of sugar and about 3 tablespoons of water
  • “Glykos”- sweet: 1-2 teaspoons of instant coffee with 3 tablespoons of water and 2-4 teaspoons of sugar (I prefer brown sugar).
  • “Me gala”- with milk: 1 tablespoon of evaporated milk added to, 1-2 teaspoons of instant coffee mixed with 3 tablespoons of water.

How to make your own

  1. Add 1-2 Teaspoons of instant coffee, and or sugar, to a cocktail shaker or tall cup.

2. Add about 3 tablespoons of water

3. Then shake- if in a shaker or use an electric frother to combine the mixture until a thick creamy foam is created.

4. Pour your mixture into a serving glass with ice and your preference of milk and water and enjoy!

Lucia Rakoci is a senior editor Her Campus at Indiana University of Pennsylvania chapter. She oversees various articles on the site and works such as culture, lifestyle and more! Outside of Her Campus, Lucia works among various Biology Labs at IUP where she conducts research in Ecology. From identifying bugs to running codes she can be found with her nose in her laptop completing projects and creating proposals to start more! She began her academic journey at Penn State Shenango during high school and is now a junior at IUP majoring in Biology Education with a minor in Wildlife and Conservation Biology and starting her Masters in Biology! In her free time, Lucia enjoys reading, crocheting, baking, and playing with her cat Sage while listening to her favorite music. She a huge fan of Phoebe Bridgers (even saw her in concert twice), and Taylor Swift (Pittsburgh Night 2), and will always say yes to a concert.