The earliest coffee frappe is said to have been created by Nescafé in Greece. The Vigorous shaking of instant coffee with ice, water or milk, and sugar resulted in a refreshing and surprisingly popular concoction. Over the years recipes have evolved to include many interesting and scrumptious variants of flavors, sweetness, techniques, and names. While the proper pronunciation of the name (FRAP or FRAP-PAY) varies by region, individual, and seller one thing is certain this blended iced beverage is decidedly delicious! Here I present three unique takes on the classic frappe. Enjoy!
Cinnamon mocha frappe — made from coffee ice cubes!
Step 1. Pour approximately 2 cups of pre-brewed coffee (Mocha Vanilla is a wonderful choice if you want to up the mocha flavor of this frappe!) into clean ice cube trays and freeze overnight.
Step 2. Combine 2 cups of milk, the coffee ice cubes, 4 tablespoons of chocolate syrup, and 4 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar into the blender. Blend until smooth and top with whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate syrup, chocolate shavings, sprinkles, or the topping of your choice! Serves 2 – 4.
Apricot vanilla frappe
A wonderful iced and blended treat combining coffee, apricot, and vanilla. A modern twist on the original, the addition of apricot lends a subtle sweetness and elegance to this classic summer staple. This is one for the record books! Click here for the full recipe.
A delicious frappe combining honey and French Vanilla coffee. What makes this recipe extra special is the addition of a vanilla-cinnamon sugar whipped cream. This is a truly unique drink, plus you have the option of enjoying it with or without vodka! For the full recipe click here.
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