October 7th is National Frappe Day

October 7th is National Frappe Day

Paul October 7, 2019

Frappe Fun Facts

frappe fun facts

Frappe is a Greek foam-covered iced coffee drink made from instant coffee.

  • The frappe was introduced to the world at the 1957 International Trade Fair in Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • According to local lore, the invention of the coffee frappe was an accident; a Nestle’s employee inadvertently discovered the drink when he shook up cold water, instant coffee, milk and children’s instant hot chocolate mix.
  • October 7th is National Frappe Day.
  • The frappe was first sold in retail in the U.S. by a small Boston-based chain, Coffee Connection, in the mid 1980s. The frappe gained national popularity in 1995, when large retail chains started serving blended, frozen coffee beverages.
  • The word frappe first appeared in the 1848 edition of American English Dictionary and is derived from the French word frappe meaning “to Chill.”
  • The frappe is loved internationally with regional variations like: Adzuki (red bean) Frap in Japan, Dulce de LecheFrap in Argentina and the Coffee Jelly Frap in the Philippines.

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Recipe

Mocha Frappé

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Indulge in this frozen drink a few hours before bedtime—it gets its flavor from strong brewed coffee. Make a big batch of this homemade coffee treat and we guarantee that this will replace your drive-through drip addiction.

How to Make It

  1. Stir together coffee, sugar, and 1 tablespoon milk in a small glass measuring cup.
  2. Pour into ice cube trays, and freeze at least 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Process coffee ice cubes, 1 1/4 cups milk, and chocolate syrup in a blender until smooth.
  4. Dollop evenly with whipped topping, and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.
  5. Serve immediately.

Chef’s Notes

To make strong brewed coffee, use 3 tablespoons coffee grounds to 1 cup water.

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Nutritional Information

Calories 133 Caloriesfromfat 17% Fat 2.5g
Satfat 1.5g Monofat 0.6g Polyfat 0.1g
Protein 4.1g Carbohydrate 23.7g Fiber 0.1g
Cholesterol 8mg Iron 0.2mg Sodium 66mg
Calcium 131mg    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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