What Is A Frappe

Do you know what sounds good right now? A cold and creamy frappe—an iced coffee drink that has become very popular over the last seven decades or so. And it seems like just about every cafe and coffee shop in the world has its own version of this drink. How popular are they? Popular enough to be carried by many of the largest fast-food chains in the world. 

As good as some of these commercial frappes are, they just can’t compare with the ones that you can make in the privacy of your home. We’ve found that homemade frappes have a refreshing flavor, exciting taste, and caffeine jolt that just can’t be obtained by picking up a drink in a drive-through. That’s why we’re not only going to discuss what makes a real frappe but we’re also going to get into how to make one. We’ll even through in a bit of history along the way. Sound good? Well, then let’s get our frappe party started. 

What Exactly Is A Frappe?

Let’s start this article by answering its prime question: What is a frappe? And to that question, we have a simple answer. A frappe is an iced coffee. Frappé is actually the French word for iced. Of course, that doesn’t mean that all frappes are the same. Some of them are merely coffee with iced cubes in it, while others have more of a milkshake consistency.  The former is the traditional method of making this coffee drink, while the latter is usually labeled a frappuccino. In this guide, we’re going to be discussing the traditional preparation of this drink and leave frappuccinos to the fast-food restaurants and coffee shops of the world. 

The History Of The Frappe?

Now that we have our terms correct, it’s time to talk about the history of this drink. As is the case with many of the popular coffee drinks of the day, no one really knows when and where the frappe was invented. All that’s known is that it was probably invented sometime in the 19th century. During this time, it was probably served as a liqueur served with coffee and ice. The popularity of this drink skyrocketed during the 1950s when a version of frappe was made using instant coffee. That is when people truly began to embrace this drink. And it’s this popularity that continues to this very day. 

How To Make A Frappe

Now you didn’t think that we would discuss the definition and history of the humble frappe without going into detail on how to make it, did you? We feel that these drinks are some of the best drinks available, especially in the summer, so we knew right from the get-go that we had to write a section on making the best one possible. 

What You’ll Need:

  • Blender
  • Chilled Coffee (6.7-Ounces)
  • Chilled Milk (1.7-Ounces)
  • Sugar Syrup (Approximately 1-3 Teaspoons)
  • Ice Cubes (2 Handfuls)
  • Whipped Cream

Step One: Place Ingredients Into The Blender

Start off by placing the coffee, milk, ice cubes, and sugar syrup into the blender. It’s our suggestion that you start off with just 1-teaspoon of the sugar syrup to start off with, and if you don’t think it’s sweet enough you can always add more later. 

Step Two: Blend The Ingredients

Make sure to thoroughly blend all of the ingredients until the mixture is slushy and foamy. When that happens, place it into a glass and add some ice to it. If desired, you can then top it off with whipped cream. You have now made one of the tastiest drinks around and you did it in no time flat.