Coffee frappé: the best summer drink
I saw this post on the Steamy Kitchen blog this morning and it made me crave a tall glass of iced coffee. These coffee frappés are very popular in Greece. I love the idea of infusing the cream or milk with spices like they do with cardamom in the Steamy Kitchen post to give it a Thai twist. When making iced coffee, the most important thing is not to end up a glass of diluted coffee. The best way to prevent that is to brew stronger coffee and to make coffee ice-cubes! The idea is to pour some coffee in an ice tray and let it freeze and then use those ice-cubes in your iced coffee.
My recipe for a great cup of iced coffee is to start with a cup of strong coffee or a tall espresso. Poor some ice in a shaker*, follow with the coffee, sugar to taste and as much milk as you like. Give it a shake and pour in a tall glass filled with the coffee ice cubes. Another alternative would be to mix 2 tablespoons of instant coffee (I use Nescafé), sugar to taste, 1/2 cup of cold water and 1 or 2 tablespoons of milk and shake in an ice-filled shaker.
Have a sip and let it transport you to the sea shores of Greece
* You can use a mason jar if you don’t have a shaker