How to Make Greek Frappe

// Quick, customizable Greek Frappe recipe! Perfect for any day, with vegan options. Enjoy it with your favorite snacks.



This frothy, ice-cold Greek Frappe is a deliciously refreshing coffee drink that’s insanely popular in Greece and worldwide. This iced coffee is perfect for those hot days when you want something cooling and rejuvenating.

Made using just 3 ingredients, this 5-minute Greek Style Frappe is super easy to whip up at home.

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Greek frappe in a tall glass with a metal straw on a marble surface, surrounded by dried flowers.

It’s cool, creamy, and caffeinated—what else would you need to cool down on a hot day? If you love cold coffee, iced coffee, chilled drinks, or want to try something new with coffee, then this Greek iced coffee recipe is for you.

On this page, I will show you how to make a Greek Frappe using just a few ingredients and simple steps. And I trust that it is the only Go-To Guide you will need for making perfect Greek Frappe Coffee.

About Greek Frappe

Greek frappe, or frappe Greek coffee, is a frothy Greek-style iced coffee that is super tasty and easy to make at home. This frappe recipe is made from instant coffee, water, sugar, and the milk of your choice. The rich foam top and the strong coffee flavor make it a standout among coffee lovers.

Making a Greek frappe is quick and straightforward. Just shake, pour, and enjoy! Isn’t it very simple and easy?

Another wonderful thing about this coffee drink is that it’s easy to customize. Whether you prefer sweeter coffee, stronger coffee, or milkier, you can easily adjust the ingredients according to your taste. Also, it is a vegetarian drink that can also be made vegan when made with a dairy-free alternative.

I am a die-hard coffee lover, and chilled coffee drinks are quite frequent at home, especially during the warm months. Be it an iced caramel latte, iced rose latte, iced choco latte, or banana coffee milkshake, I just love them all.

And this version of Frappe has been on the menu for quite some time. Have you ever tried a delicious Greek frappe? If not, then it is high time you must try this frappe. If you are a fan of iced drinks, you will definitely love this!

So, are you ready to try this super delicious coffee drink?

Top view of two glasses of Greek frappe with frothy tops on a marble table, garnished with dried petals.

This Greek Frappe

✔️ is quick to make

✔️ tastes so good

✔️ is the ultimate summer drink

✔️ can be made vegan

✔️ is a refreshing pick-me-up

✔️ is easily customizable

✔️ can also be made without a sweetener

Ingredients

  • Instant coffee: Since it is a coffee drink, coffee is the main ingredient. I used Nescafe instant coffee here to make an authentic Greek frappe, but you can use any of your favorite instant coffee brands. They all work fine here.

  • Sweetener: Traditional coffee uses white sugar, so I used regular granulated sugar to sweeten it. However, you can also use brown sugar or any other sweetener of your choice. Feel free to adjust the amount depending on your sweetness preference.

  • Cold water: You will need some water for shaking the coffee mixture.

  • Milk: You can add milk of your choice—full-fat, skim, or fat-free milk, any will do.

  • Ice cubes: Some ice cubes are added to the shaker for shaking the coffee mixture, and you will also need ice cubes for serving this coffee.

How to Make a Greek Frappe at Home

Making this frappe is very simple and easy. Just add the instant coffee, sugar, a bit of water, and some ice cubes to a shaker and shake it until it becomes frothy and well blended.

To serve, fill your glass about halfway with ice cubes, then pour over the frappe mixture. Next, add chilled milk to fill the glass. Put a straw in the glass, stir everything together, and enjoy your homemade chilled Greek frappe.

Serving Suggestion

You can serve it as a refreshing drink at any time of the day. You can have it for breakfast or brunch along with your favorite snacks. I like to enjoy it with garlic bread, blueberry toast, peach toast, and chili cheese toast.

Close-up of a creamy and frothy Greek frappe in a glass with visible layers of coffee and milk.

Variations

Flavored Frappe

You can also make a flavored frappe recipe by adding any flavor of your choice. You can add chocolate syrup, vanilla syrup, toffee syrup, or caramel syrup to the glass. If using flavored syrup, then skip adding sugar or lessen it.

Decaf Greek Frappe

If you avoid caffeine in your drinks, then you can use decaffeinated instant coffee to make this Greek frappe recipe.

Vegan Greek Frappe

To make this vegan, you need to swap regular milk with any dairy-free milk alternative of your choice. For this recipe, you can use unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened oat milk, unsweetened soy milk, or even unsweetened coconut milk.

Dalgona Coffee vs. Greek Frappe

Dalgona coffee and Greek frappe are quite simple, and many people get confused with both.

However, there are some differences between the two drinks. For example, Dalgona coffee is made by whipping instant coffee, sugar, and hot water into a creamy froth, served over cold milk.

Whereas Greek Frappe is made by blending or shaking instant coffee, sugar, and cold water to make a frothy mixture. Then it is poured over ice cubes and topped with milk or water.

Also, Dalgona Coffee has a velvety, creamy foam over a milk base, and Greek Frappe has a lighter foam with a more intense coffee flavor.

Woman holding a glass of Greek frappe with a metal straw, ready to drink.

Tips & Tricks to Make the Perfect Greek Frappe

  1. Pre-chill Serving Glasses: If you want to keep your frappe cooler for longer, then you can chill the glasses in the freezer for a couple of minutes before pouring the coffee and milk mixture.

  2. Coffee: You can adjust the amount of coffee in this drink. So, if you want more intensity, increase the amount of instant coffee.

  3. Adjust the Sweetness: Control the sweetness of your frappe by adjusting the sugar amount, or substitute it with a sweetener of your choice.

  4. Milk: You can go with any variety of your favorite milk.

  5. Sweetener: You can adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste. You can also use healthy sugar alternatives here.

  6. Shaker: For shaking the coffee mixture, you can use a frappe mixer, cocktail shaker, or protein shaker for blending the coffee mixture.

  7. Creamier Frappe: Although I made it using regular milk, you can also use a combination of milk and cream.

  8. Liquid: Instead of milk, you can also use chilled water for this frappe.


How to Make Greek Frappe (Step-by-step photo instructions)

How to Prepare Greek Frappe:

  1. In a shaker or jar, combine 2 teaspoons of instant coffee, 2-4 teaspoons of sugar, and 2-3 teaspoons of cold water (just enough to cover the coffee and sugar). Add a few ice cubes to the shaker.
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  3. Close the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture becomes frothy and the ice cubes begin to melt. Fill a tall glass halfway with ice cubes.
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  5. Pour the frothy coffee mixture over the ice in the glass. Add chilled milk to fill the glass further, if desired. Insert a straw and give it a gentle stir. Your refreshing Greek Frappe is ready to be served immediately. Enjoy!
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How to Make Greek Frappe [Recipe]

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Quick, customizable Greek Frappe recipe! Perfect for any day, with vegan options. Enjoy it with your favorite snacks.
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Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
3 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Drinks European 1
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
198 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Greek Frappe
  • 2 teaspoons of instant coffee
  • 2-4 teaspoons of sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 2-3 teaspoons of cold water
  • Chilled milk (optional, for a creamier texture)
  • Ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to Prepare Greek Frappe:
  1. In a shaker or jar, combine 2 teaspoons of instant coffee, 2-4 teaspoons of sugar, and 2-3 teaspoons of cold water (just enough to cover the coffee and sugar). Add a few ice cubes to the shaker.
  2. Close the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture becomes frothy and the ice cubes begin to melt. Fill a tall glass halfway with ice cubes.
  3. Pour the frothy coffee mixture over the ice in the glass. Add chilled milk to fill the glass further, if desired. Insert a straw and give it a gentle stir. Your refreshing Greek Frappe is ready to be served immediately. Enjoy!

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NOTES:

  1. I used nescafe instant coffee for this recipe, but you can use any instant coffee you like.
  2. Instead of milk, you can also use chilled water for this frappe.


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