Café Frappé …And a Giveaway!

cafe frappe recipe

Because one of the best things I’ve found in this world is giving presents to the people I love I’ve prepared a cute little something for you.

You definitely deserve it!

It is a Chess Set …but this one is played in a rather funky way – on a glass board with cute shot glasses filled with your drink of choice.

I see so many advantages of this kind of set over the usual one – first, it definitely lets you have a lot of fun. If you go ‘soft drink’, it keeps you hydrated. If you’re an adventure seeker, just fill the glasses with alcohol and set out the rules so that the player who takes most pieces drinks most grog. I think even a pro playing against a beginner can have a pretty enjoyable match – any kind of ability gap will be swiftly bridged. Think red wine versus white wine, for example. Or silver tequila against gold tequila… gee, I got carried away.

So yes, one of you can win this game.

Contest Closed. Thank you!

To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the ‘Comments section’ of this post:

What kind of beverage would you choose to play this game with?


  • One entry per person, please.

Extra entries:

  • Twitter (follow ZoomYummy; leave a separate note about it in the comment section of this post),
  • Facebook (become a fan of ZoomYummy; leave a separate note about it in the comment section of this post).

(So together you can have three entries.)

Winner will be selected at random and announced on Thursday (August 26).

Good luck, everybody!
Contest Closed. Thank you!

cafe frappe recipe

And now I’d like to show you a little magic trick.

Café Frappé – it’s truly magical.


I’ll show you…

cafe frappe recipe

Café Frappé is a beloved drink of the Greeks.

All you need to prepare it is some instant coffee, sugar, water, milk and a few ice cubes.

It’s as simple as can be.

You also need to steal a frappé shaker from your Mom. If your Mom dares not to own a frappé shaker or if you are a decent person and don’t steal, then just use a glass with a lid.


cafe frappe recipe

1. In the shaker/container/glass mix 2 teaspoons of instant coffee…

cafe frappe recipe

2. …with 2 teaspoons of sugar.

cafe frappe recipe

3. Add 4 tablespoons of water…

cafe frappe recipe

4. …close it and…


cafe frappe recipe

Shake it just until you get from this…

cafe frappe recipe

… to this frothy heaven.

Did you know that your instant coffee has this kind of ability?

It can transform into this thick and foamy wonder in no time.

I just love it!

cafe frappe recipe

5. Then fill a glass half way with ice cubes.

If you are a maniac like me, you can try to make these flavored ice cubes sometimes.

cafe frappe recipe

6. Pour the foam into the glass.

cafe frappe recipe

7. And add as much milk as you like.

cafe frappe recipe


cafe frappe recipe

I’ve learned that the Greeks like to drink this foam-covered iced coffee with a straw.

Also, they like to stir the coffee and enjoy the relaxing sound of the ice cubes hitting with each other and with the glass.


cafe frappe recipe

Just give it a try – it’s simple and delicious!

Oh, and don’t forget about the giveaway…



140 thoughts on “Café Frappé …And a Giveaway!

  1. 101
    Diane Baum says:

    will fill it with diet coke and top it with cherries.

  2. 102
    Ron Bird Jr says:

    I would love to of had this back when I was at WVU!!!

  3. 103
    Brandy says:

    SoCo or Blue Motorcycle shots would be awesome!

  4. 104
    John S says:

    I’m thinking of Negro Modelo right now. Thanks for the chance.

  5. 105
    John S says:

    Follow ZoomYummy on twitter@akds33

  6. 106
    Sandra says:

    Hi Petra! Please don’t enter me in this giveaway, (’cause I don’t drink) but I wanted to drop a note to say thanks for posting this great recipe, I love it!

  7. 107
    Lauren says:

    My friends and I would probably use beer with this game, preferably Bud Light. 🙂 Thanks so much!!

  8. 108
    John S says:

    Like on facebook. Thanks.

  9. 109
    Nikki Davis says:

    Tequilla would make it fun!

    Thank you for the entry,


  10. 110
    Nikki Davis says:

    I follow you on twitter, nikkidavis05.

    Thank you,

    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

  11. 111
    Julia says:

    I’d play with water. That could get to being a lot of shots!

  12. 112
    Lesley says:

    I’d play against my husband, beer for him and coca cola for him. Or maybe something stronger for him and I’d actually have a chance of winning!!! Looks like a fun game!!!

  13. 113
    Lesley says:

    Following you on Twitter (moreorlesley)

  14. 114
    Carla Spence says:

    Cheap screw. My husband and I came up with this cheap version of a screwdriver. It’s bargain brand diet orange soda (instead of orange juice) with vodka.

  15. 115
    Sean Fidance says:

    I’d fill them with Natty Ice

  16. 116
    serge says:

    i would fill it up with sparks 9% alcohol =]

  17. 117
    Veronica Garrett says:

    I would play it with tequila.

  18. 118
    Jane Hoh says:

    I would use a brandy…either apricot or blackberry. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  19. 119
    anna t. says:

    I would use Mikes Hard Lemonade.

  20. 120
    Monique Rizzo says:

    Raspberry Vodka shots.
    Thanks for the chance.

  21. 121
    Roxann says:

    Mike’s Hard lemonade with the adults. Hawaiian Punch with the kids.

  22. 122
    Roxann says:

    Twitter follower. ladyt64

  23. 123
    mandkblog says:

    original greek frappe coffee is filled with cold water (essential) when done shaking it, milk and sugar is added as extra only!
    some alterations include adding ice-cream (but no ice cubes) or even the addition of a measure of baileys liquer!

    some recent balcan alterations (serbia etc) use only milk to fill the glass and no water and almost always ice-cream..

    the past few years most people use electric shakers so that the foam is even thicker..

  24. 124

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  25. 125
    Michaela says:

    Ahoj Petra, je tu strasne vela prispevkov a priznavam, ze som leniva citat vsetky. Chcem sa ta spytat, ci nic nepokazim ak miesto mlieka pouzijem sladku smotanu. Ja a mlieko sa moc nelubime 🙂

    • 125.1
      ZoomYummy says:

      Ahoj Michaelka. To by malo byt uplne v poriadku. Pravdepodobne este omnoho chutnejsie! Skus experimentovat, podla mna je to velmi dobry napad! Ako prvy pokus by som ale skusila mensie mnozstvo tej smotany, potom trebars doplnit vodou, ze co to spravi. 🙂 Petra

  26. 126
    Michaela says:

    Tak idem natriasat pohar 🙂 Dam vediet ako to dopadlo.

  27. 127
    Michaela says:

    Mozem o tvojej stranke napisat par slov na moj blog? A dat tam link?

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  29. 129
    MirekČ says:

    Ahoj Petro!
    Doufám, že tě oslovuji správně. Ještě se neznáme a už ti tykám, to je drzost co? Ale je to tak na “blozích” nějakým zvykem. Ještě se nikdy nikdy neohradil. Já jsem Mirek.
    Mám dotaz, co je to za přístroj s tím modrým víkem. Je to jen obyčejný šejkr, nebo něco speciálního, co v česku nemáme?
    p.s.: Jsem šťastný, že se na anglických stránkách můžu bavit česky! Papa a hezké Vánoce a šťastný Nový rok (ale i ten celý s malým “n” – 2011)

    • 129.1
      ZoomYummy says:

      Ahoj Mirku!

      Dakujem, ze si sa zastavil na mojom blogu.

      Ten shaker je uplne obycajny, raz sa to v tychto koncinach predavalo spolu s kavou a maminka to kupila. No a ja som jej to dodatocne slohla. Je to obycajny shaker, ale ako nahrada zan sa da pouzit akykolvek pohar s vieckom. Zavaraninovy, napriklad.

      Rovnako prajem prenadherne Vianoce a Novy rok (a aj ten cely novy). 🙂


  30. 130

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  31. 131
    Heidy Crowl says:

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  32. 132
    Alice says:

    This turned out great! I didn’t have a glass with a lid, so I shook it in a water bottle and poured out the foam instead. I tried it with soy milk, and it tasted delicious as well. You could also add liquid creamer with flavors such as vanilla or hazelnut. Refreshing version of coffee!

  33. 133
    maria says:

    heh, im greek and Im so glad about frape hehehe. I read all of your crafts and feel so inspired! I did crochet slippers and were so easy, thank you so much!
    keep going, love your crafts.
    love, maria from salonica (thessaloniki, greece)

  34. 134
    Nescafe frappe!!!Moj Sekret | Moj Sekret says:

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  35. 135
    Nena Rajcevic says:

    I totally forgot about this! I’ve spent lots of time with my friends back in Europe drinking this in the summer. I need to make one soon 🙂

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