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Make your own frappe

Frappé is the Greek term for a frozen frothy coffee. A certain national coffee chain has become quite well known for its variation on the drink. All you need to make a standard one at home is milk, ice, coffee and a little sugar if you want. Whip up a batch for visiting friends or family in lieu of a regular pot of coffee, and they’re sure to be impressed. It’s extra perfect as the weather warms up. This recipe serves two, but it’s easy to scale up for larger groups. 

Serves 2 


  • 1 cup of milk (use any kind you want here—soy, almond, 2% or whole milk)
  • Cold water to fill the glass
  • A couple handfuls of ice
  • 2 tbsp. of instant coffee 
  • 1 tbsp. sugar


  1. Pour milk into a blender or blending cup (if you’re using an immersion or single-serving blender)
  2. Add coffee grounds (and sugar if you want)
  3. Blend; the milk will begin to froth almost immediately. Continue until the froth reaches the top of the blender
  4. Pour the frothy coffee over cups filled with ice and add cold water to taste 

Note: Have some fun experimenting with different flavors and add-ins for your frappe. Try adding a little Nutella, your favorite flavored creamer or a dash of caramel.

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