The Classic Greek Frappé is a frothy, refreshing iced coffee drink made with instant coffee, water, sugar, and milk. Originating in Greece, it's beloved for its light, foamy texture and strong coffee flavor, making it a perfect beverage for hot summer days.

Glass Type: Tall Glass


  • 2 teaspoons of instant coffee
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 4 ounces (about 120 ml) of cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces (about 60 ml) of milk (optional, can be adjusted or omitted)


  • In a shaker or jar, combine the instant coffee, sugar, and 2 ounces (about 60 ml) of cold water.
  • Shake or mix vigorously until the mixture becomes frothy.
  • Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour the coffee mixture over the ice.
  • Slowly add the remaining cold water and milk (if using) over the frothy coffee mixture.
  • Stir gently and serve with a straw.

Did You Know?

  • The Greek Frappé was accidentally invented in 1957 at the Thessaloniki International Fair by a Nescafe representative.
  • The key to the perfect frappé is the foam, which is created by vigorously shaking the coffee with water and air.
  • It's traditionally served with a straw to enjoy the frothy top layer first, followed by the cool, refreshing coffee below.