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. 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!

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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..

  5. 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 🙂

    • 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

  6. 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)

    • 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). 🙂


  7. 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!

  8. 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)

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  10. 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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