Classic Greek Frappe

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How to make a classic Greek frappe

 

Disclosure: I received two free Mighty Mugs (not an affiliate) in exchange for including their giveaway link on the blog.

 

This seriously delicious and refreshing iced coffee will make you forget Starbucks this summer. Save big bucks by learning how to make a Greek Frappe at home.

 

Last week we saw Mamma Mia, my all time favorite musical, and my urge to visit Greece intensified. All I wanted to do is stroll around a small Greek village and sip on ice-cold classic frappes like the Greeks do.

 

Do you have a bucket list? You know that number 1 thing preventing us from achieving our goals on the list is money, right? Even worse yet, we just wait to magically get rich before we cross off those items.

 

So I decided to start doing something about it because let’s face it, I’ll never get rich. I’m tightening the budget and putting the money into savings. Because I REALLY do want to visit Greece.

 

So, instead of leaving my bucks at Starbucks, I’ll be making my own Greek frappe grande for a fraction of the cost. And with free refills, ha!

 

How To Make A Classic Greek Frappe and a Giveaway

To ensure it stays cold I got this awesome mug. Why is it awesome, you ask? Well, not only it will keep my beverage cold or hot, it also won’t spill. Yep, you heard that right! We pushed it, slapped, it, bumped it – it stayed upright! It’s magical!

 

Don’t believe me? Check out this short video of my daughter demonstrating it.

When my husband saw the Mighty Mug he said: “I’m impressed and I don’t easily get impressed with things.”

The best thing: you have a chance of winning it by entering THE GIVEAWAY. It’s perfect whether you’re sipping on a cocktail, infused water, or Greek frappe.

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Classic Greek Frappe Recipe

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how to make frappe like in Greece

 

Ingredients:
Serves 1

  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 2-4 teaspoons white sugar (your preference of sweetness)
  • 2 tablespoons water (plus more to top off)
  • Ice cubes
  • Milk, heavy cream, condensed milk, or evaporated milk to taste (optional)

 

~Free Tip~
Take it to the next level and add a shot of Baileys, Kahlúa, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

 

 

Directions:

  1. Pour the water, coffee granules and sugar into a cocktail shaker or a mason jar with a thigh-fitting lid. Close the lid tightly and shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes until very foamy. Don’t skimp on this step!
  2. Fill a tall glass (or a Mighty Mug) halfway with ice cubes. Pour the froth into the glass and slowly top off with cold water or milk. Enjoy while dreaming of sunny Greece!

 

three ingredient frappe made with instant coffee

5 from 2 votes
Classic Greek Frappe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
This seriously delicious and refreshing iced coffee will make you forget Starbucks this summer. Save big bucks by learning how to make a Greek Frappe at home.
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 1
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 2-4 teaspoons white sugar your preference of sweetness
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Ice cubes
  • Milk heavy cream, condensed milk, or evaporated milk to taste (optional)
Instructions
  1. Pour the water, coffee granules and sugar into a cocktail shaker or a mason jar with a thigh-fitting lid. Close the lid tightly and shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes until very foamy. Don't skimp on this step!
  2. Fill a tall glass halfway with ice cubes. Pour the froth into the glass and slowly top off with cold water or milk. Enjoy while dreaming of sunny Greece!

Recipe Notes

~Free Tip~

Take it to the next level and add a shot of Baileys, Kahlúa, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Classic Greek frappe is a refreshing ice coffee with only three ingredients and made in minutes

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  1. Reply
    Miz Helen
    May 21, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I will love your Frappe! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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      Jas
      May 21, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you, Miz Helen! It’s so refreshing and although we don’t have summer temperatures yet, we’re enjoying it daily.

  2. Reply
    Leslie
    May 17, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    That coffee mug does look pretty awesome! Unfortunately, my coffee tends to spill when I’m carrying it to the car, not when it’s on a table. Though we could certainly stand to have a water bottle version of this with our rambunctious 2-year-old running around. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!
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      Jas
      May 19, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      I frequently elbow mine when it’s on the table, especially next to my laptop, lol. A water bottle version would be cool! Take care, my friend!

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    Marissa | Squirrels of a Feather
    May 17, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Lovely! I have never tried one of these, but now I want to 😉
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    Emma : Ettieandme
    May 17, 2018 at 7:48 am

    This looks sooo refreshing! I lived in Greece for a while and the frappes were the main thing that got me through the day in the summer heat! thanks for sharing the secrets on how to make a great one:)

  5. Reply
    Barrie Mooney
    May 15, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Beautiful!! I love the foamy top!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 16, 2018 at 8:11 am

      That’s the best part 😉 Thanks for visiting!

  6. Reply
    Jessica Cantoni
    May 15, 2018 at 6:26 am

    I’m sure your frappe is much nicer that a Starbucks one anyway!! x
    P.S I have a world food linky over on my blog jesseatsandtravels.com if you’re interesting in joining in! x

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 16, 2018 at 8:11 am

      Thanks so much and thank you for stopping in, Jessica! I’m heading over to your party now. 🙂

  7. Reply
    Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
    May 15, 2018 at 4:32 am

    I need that mighty mug, hahaha! The frappe looks so inviting. I need to try this! Thanks for sharing, Jas. x

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 16, 2018 at 7:53 am

      The mug is mighty, ha! Thanks, Jhuls 😀

  8. Reply
    Robin Kublick
    July 28, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I LOVE a good Greek frappe! But I use a hand held frother. Quick and easy! And I usually add a bit of coffee creamer liquid if I want to give it a bit of flavor, and since me and milk don’t get along so good, I use almond milk or coconut milk.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 30, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      I should get me one of those! I never liked milk and drink my coffee black but this frappe needs a bit of sugar (I use organic coconut palm sugar) 🙂

  9. Reply
    Maggie
    July 26, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Is it really only 2 tbsp of water? That seems like such a tiny volume and the amount in the glasses in your photos seems like much more. Please advise!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 26, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      Hi, Maggie! I see how it might be confusing and I’m fixing it. The two tablespoons are just to make the froth but then in the directions (step #2), it says to top off your glass with cold water or milk. Thanks for pointing it out! Hope you’ll enjoy the frappe, my husband makes 2-3 daily 🙂

  10. Reply
    Teresa at Aging Like a Fine Wine
    June 11, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I just pinned and tweeted this and I’m looking forward to giving the recipe a try! Thank you for sharing with us at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!
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      Jas
      June 12, 2017 at 6:51 am

      Thank you, Teresa! Have a great week.

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    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
    June 10, 2017 at 1:57 am

    I could drink one of those right now – they look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at #blogginggrandmotherslinkparty. I’ve pinned and shared on social media. Catch you at the link up next month!
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond.
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      Jas
      June 10, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      Thanks, Sue!

  14. Reply
    Grammy Dee from GrammysGrid.com
    June 8, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Yummy! I know this must taste really good. I’m not a coffee drinker but on occasion I buy one just for something different. Thanks Jas for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.
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      Jas
      June 9, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Thanks, Dee!

  15. Reply
    Lori Hill-Smith
    June 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I’d love to try this!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 8, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Hi Lori, I hope you do. So easy to make! 🙂

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    Christie Hawkes
    June 3, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    This looks divine! I want one right now. I confess to spending $5 a day on iced lattes, and they aren’t nearly this pretty. Thanks for sharing on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

    ~Christie

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 3, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      Thanks, Christie! I guess if that’s your only vice then it’s ok, lol

  18. Reply
    Donna
    June 2, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Our warm weather has finally hit, making this recipe a perfect choice!
    Thank you for including it #blogginggrandmotherslinkparty .

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 2, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you, Donna. We love it.

  19. Reply
    Theresa @DearCreatives
    June 1, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I seriously need one of these in my life. I was organizing my craft room, with my teen & coffee went flying across the room, no joke. Love the coffee recipe btw. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party @DearCreatives Pinned & shared.

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    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 1, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      Thank you, Theresa! It happens way too often in my house too 😉

  20. Reply
    Debbie Kitterman
    June 1, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Jas, another delicious recipe! I don’t drink coffee, but my husband does and I know he’d love to make something like this. Thanks for linking up with #TuneInThursday this week. See you next time!
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      Jas
      June 1, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      Thanks! I hope he likes it. Have a blessed weekend ahead!

  21. Reply
    Miz Helen
    May 30, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I just pinned this Frappe and can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen
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      Jas
      May 30, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      Thanks, as always, for your kindness Miz Helen!

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    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    May 29, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    That’s a beautiful drink! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!
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      Jas
      May 29, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you, Helen!

  24. Reply
    Kayleigh | Whisks & Wooden Spoons
    May 29, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Yum. These are amazing. And I’d love to visit Greece someday too – it looks so wonderful.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 29, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      Hi, Kayleigh! Greece is on the top of my bucket list. Thanks for stopping in!!!

  25. Reply
    Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
    May 29, 2017 at 1:30 am

    I’d definitely give this a go! This looks absolutely delicious!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 29, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      I hope you do! It’s yummy 🙂

  26. Reply
    Kate Hollingsworth
    May 28, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    These look amazing Jas! I need to try your pouring technique to get that fancy layered look. xx

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 28, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      Hi, Kate! It was unexpected but I love how it turned out 😀

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        Kate Hollingsworth
        May 30, 2017 at 5:18 am

        P.S. I’m featuring your scrumptious frappe this Wednesday at House of Hollingsworth Blog xx

        1. Reply
          Jas
          May 30, 2017 at 11:46 pm

          Thank you, Kate! You made my day 😀

  27. Reply
    Jen Gregor
    May 28, 2017 at 11:06 am

    This looks great and I love the mug! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 28, 2017 at 11:45 pm

      Thank you, Jen!

  28. Reply
    Sandra
    May 26, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Starbucks is a tad too expensive for me and I like this option much better. I’ve knocked over enough beverages to know that the Mighty Mug is something that I need. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.
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      Jas
      May 28, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      Thank you, Sandra! Hope your holiday weekend is relaxing and safe!

  29. Reply
    Julie
    May 25, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    This sounds so good! I can’t wait to try it…I need some instant coffee! The mugs look amazing.
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      Jas
      May 25, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Thank you, Julie! So glad you like it 😀

  30. Reply
    Carol
    May 25, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Nice recipe. I am not a fan of Starbucks, and like the frugal substitution!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 25, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Me neither, Carol, so it’s an easy choice for me but there are so many Starbucks addicts out there 🙂 Thank you for stopping in!

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  32. Reply
    Healthy World Cuisine
    May 24, 2017 at 10:56 am

    3 ingredient frappe! We are all about that. These afternoons a little pick me up is perfect to get us through. Love this mug. Seriously I can’t even tell you often I have spilled my coffee/tea over my keyboard! Uggh!! You got your photos to show up on mail chimp. Yeah!!! Sharing of course!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 24, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you, Bobbi! Some days I need loads of coffee…
      Really, they showed up? That’s awesome, considering I haven’t done anything to fix it 😀 Have a wonderful rest of your week!

  33. Reply
    image-in-ing: weekly photo linky
    May 23, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Oh wow! I could use one of those right now!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-beautiful-city-of-jaffa.html
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 23, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Thank you! Really easy to make 😉

  34. Reply
    Ann
    May 23, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Aha! Are you going to be perfecting latte art soon? 😉
    I like that latte mug of yours. So cool looking! Want. 😀
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      Jas
      May 23, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      No latte artist here 😉 What you see is what you get, lol. Enter the giveaway, Ann! You might win it 🙂

  35. Reply
    Mayuri Patel
    May 23, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    a delicious and ultra tempting frappe. Home made ones are the best as one can control the amount of sugar and cream that goes into it. The mighty mug is an amazing product.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 23, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Hi, Mayuri! That’s the most important thing about homemade – you know exactly what you’re putting in. Thanks for stopping in!

  36. Reply
    Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy
    May 23, 2017 at 6:38 am

    oh, that looks so tasty!!!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 23, 2017 at 10:16 am

      Thank you, Danielle, it’s highly addictive 😀

  37. Reply
    Mary
    May 23, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Haha! You all are so funny! Why would I hide when my besties are coming? I would love to have you ladies visit! I would even fix the rest of the empty rooms for your stay! Jas the mug is perfection. You don’t know how many times we have spilled coffee all over the place. The frappe is perfection of course!!
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      Jas
      May 23, 2017 at 10:15 am

      I think Greece is the best central area to meet for Michelle coming from Africa and me from the States. Then I could swing by my home country while there 🙂
      So, how many empty rooms do you have Mary? You could be renting that out, you know? I’ll let you know when my vacation jar has enough money to travel to Greece. No more Starbucks for me 😉

  38. Reply
    Stephanie
    May 22, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Entered! Thanks Jas
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 23, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Yay, thank you! I hope you win 🙂

  39. Reply
    Gabby
    May 22, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    That looks very refreshing! I am lucky enough to have been to Greece and I tell you these frappes get quite addictive! The mug looks pretty amazing too!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 22, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Oh, lucky you! How could you not get addicted to yummy frappes, am I right?

  40. Reply
    Michelle
    May 22, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Oooooo can I come too, I’ve always wanted to visit Mary. Just imagine the fun we’d have 😉 I love your Greek frappe recipe, definitely something I can do in the kitchen and I’m fascinated by this mug Jas. How does it do that? I have to try get one, just to figure it out.
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      Jas
      May 22, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      Yes, let’s all go to Mary’s! She’ll probably hide, lol.
      I can see you taking this mug apart and making something amazing with it, ha!

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        Mary
        June 1, 2017 at 7:53 am

        No hiding for me. I would take Michelle to the basement and let her raid it for anything she wants. And jas I would take you to the farmer’s market and all my favorite taverns.

        1. Reply
          Jas
          June 1, 2017 at 10:42 pm

          Yeah, let’s lock up Michelle in the basement, hahaha! I’m your favorite 😉 You know me well, I’d so enjoy farmer’s market and taverns!

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