Summer is the perfect time for iced coffee and deliciously crafted frappes! However, going to a coffee shop can take an unnecessary toll on your wallet, especially when you can make your own gourmet drink from home. With coffee syrup, Amoretti Premium Raspberry Syrup , and a few basic ingredients, you can create a gourmet treat to keep you cool in the remaining weeks of summer – or, for that matter, any time of the year!
If you’re interested in learning to make your own gourmet drink, we suggesting you try the Raspberry-Coffee Frappe.
Originating in Greece, this foam-covered frozen coffee treat is extremely popular among Greek youth and tourists that visit the country. Though Greek, the French word “frappé” – chilled – is used to describe this iconic drink.
While many gourmet drinks date back at least a century, the frappe is one of the newer inventions. In 1951, Andreas Dritsas allowed children to sample his new creation at the International Trade Fair in Thessaloniki.
Like many other famous culinary delights, the frappe was actually an accidental invention. One of Dritsas’s employees was looking for a way to create coffee in the morning without any hot water, so he experimented with cold water and ice cubes.
And thus, iced coffee and the frappe was born. Accompany this beverage with a healthy serving of frothy foam on top.
Of course, you don’t need to purchase a plane ticket to Greece to experience this chilling delight. In fact, you don’t even need to go to your local coffee shop. If you want to try a Raspberry-Coffee Frappe, you can make your own gourmet drink at home.
- 2 cups coffee
- Amoretti Premium Raspberry Syrup
- whipped cream
- ice cubes
- ice cream
- chocolate shavings
Take your coffee and allow it to chill in the refrigerator for approximately 3 hours, or until thoroughly cold. Once the coffee is chilled, place it in the blender and mix in the ice cubes, and ice cream. Blend until the confection is smooth, stirring with a spoon as necessary. Once smooth, blend in 2 tablespoons of raspberry syrup for a unique taste!
Serve in a glass with whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top. This recipe tastes so good, you’ll think you’ve discovered your hidden talent as a barista!
Enjoy this frappe and our coffee syrup offerings? We’d love to hear about your take on the classic cup of Joe!