Frappé (Foamy Iced Coffee) Recipe

Frapp\u00e9 (Foamy Iced Coffee) Recipe

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik]

Greek café culture revolves around this frothy iced coffee drink. Instant coffee is shaken up into a thick foam and then topped off with a splash of water for a creamy and refreshing drink.

Why It Works

  • The concentrated solids in instant coffee help make a stable and thick foam.
  • Yield:Makes 1 drink
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee (see note)
  • sugar, to taste (optional)
  • evaporated milk, to taste (optional)


  1. 1.

    In a cocktail shaker or jar, add 2 tablespoons of water, the instant coffee, and sugar (if using). Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

  2. 2.

    Add 1 cup of ice cubes to the shaker or jar. Cover and shake again for 30 seconds. Pour the foam and ice into a tall glass. Add more water, ice, and milk if desired. Serve right away.