Summer is in full swing!
This week we bring you a cool refreshing coffee drink famous in Greece called the Cafe Frappe, this drink has a rich history and we have made it Keto and Low Carb friendly. It’s a rich, creamy and delicious summer drink.
A Bit Of History
The Greek version of the cafe frappe using instant coffee, was invented in 1957 at the International Trade Fair in Thessaloniki. A representative of the Nestle company, Giannis Dritsas, was exhibiting a new product for children, a chocolate beverage produced instantly by mixing it with milk and shaking in a shaker. Dritsas’ employee Dimitris Vakondios was looking for a way to have his usual instant coffee during his break but he could not find any hot water, so he mixed the coffee with cold water and ice cubes in a shaker. This improvised experiment established this popular Greek beverage. Frappe has been marketed chiefly by Nestle and is among the most popular drinks in Greece and is available at virtually all Greekj
cafes. When the drink is sweetened it is called a glykos, pronounced as Yli’kos (Sweet), or unsweetened is called “Sketos.”
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In the video we show you how to make two versions, using two different methods:
INGREDIENTS and OTHER ITEMS USED IN VIDEO:
- 2 teaspoons of Nescafé brand instant coffee
- 2 TB of water for mixing
- Water to desired strength
- Cream of half-n-half if desired
- Milk Frother/Electric Whisk
- Mason Jar
- Drink/Cocktail Shaker Set
Here’s the Recipe:
Shake, or blend instant coffee and 2 tablespoons water to create Frappé or coffee foam, add water to desired levels….add ice and cream to taste. Sweetener may be added prior to emulsion or as a syrup after drink is completed.
Nescafe’, 2 tsp = Carbs: 0 Protein: 0 Fat: 0
Heavy Whipping Cream: 2 Tablespoons: Carbs: 0g Protein: 0g Fat: 12 g *we estimated that we used 2 tablespoons.
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