Frappe’ ?

 

Greek Frappe' RecipeWe’ve learned that quiet time here in Greece extends from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. The afternoon nap time is protected by law in the city of Athens. If you make noise that disturbs your neighbors, you could be given a stiff fine! After 5:00 is coffee time – and Greek citizens gather at outdoor taverna’s for coffee and conversation. Dinner is still hours away, because like many europeans, they eat quite late. This time of year the weather is getting a spring-like appeal. We’re enjoying warm sunshine with cool breezes off the ocean, which makes for a lovely time to sit outdoors at the various tavernas and enjoy an afternoon frappe’. If you’d like to experience this popular pick-me-up, shaking up a frappe’ in your own kitchen is super easy. Printable recipe below.

Floral Seperator

You’ll need:
a large mason jar for shaking

1 -2 tsp Instant coffee, depending on strength desired. they make them strong here!

1/8 cup milk

cold water

1-2 tsp sugar

ice

Put instant coffee and about a half cup of water into your jar. Screw the lid on tightly and shake until it becomes foamy. Pour into a tall glass and stir in milk and sugar. Add ice and cold water to top of glass.

Sit in the warm sunshine and enjoy. To your health, Crafty Friends! clink

Mom

Frappe'
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Recipe Type: Drink
Serves: 1
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Ingredients
  • A large mason jar for shaking
  • 1-2 tsp instant coffee (Nescafe’ is the popular brand here), depending on strength desired. they make them strong here!)
  • ⅛ cup milk
  • cold water
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • ice
Instructions
  1. Put instant coffee and about a half cup of water into your jar.
  2. Screw the lid on tightly and shake until it becomes foamy.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and stir in milk and sugar, if desired.
  4. Add ice and cold water to top of glass.

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12 Comments

  1. Posted March 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    ok, I have to ask. If nap time is from 2-5 ( i am sooo jealous) what times do people work??

    • Mom
      Posted March 9, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

      Many shops close during those hours, but then they reopen and stay open til about 8 pm, so alot of people work before and after. Of course, many people work jobs where they don’t close, so they have the hours we’re used to in the U.S.

    • poyanteri
      Posted June 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

      Certainly we work and even enough.
      Our work begins at 6 am and ends at 15:30 for some.
      Others have a night shift the night at 21:30 to 6:30 the next morning and others have broken shift
      from morning until 8 o’clock in the evening the 21 hour a Pause between 3 hours.
      It is now as we work and even enough.

      • Mom
        Posted June 14, 2012 at 12:08 am | Permalink

        So true, Poyanteri. The Hellenic citizen works hard indeed. They also have wonderful customs that we enjoy – resting in the afternoon to escape the heat and delicious coffee drinks! :-)

        • Posted June 15, 2012 at 1:00 am | Permalink

          Sorry if i seemed offensive but the last days i usually listen than Hellenic citizens don’t work much and i felt wronged!Thanks a lot for your good words.

          • Mom
            Posted June 15, 2012 at 7:45 am | Permalink

            (((Hugs!))) Poyanteri. You didn’t seem offensive at all. So glad to have you reading along. I love your blog and your pretty knitting!

  2. Posted March 10, 2012 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Since I love coffee, and naps, I’ll have to try this one!!! Thank you so much for your site. I am hooked!!!

    • Mom
      Posted March 10, 2012 at 10:36 am | Permalink

      So glad to have you following along, Paula! :-) We’ll try to keep you intrigued enough to stay hooked. :-D

  3. Stephanie
    Posted March 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    This sounds wonderful. What a lovely afternoon get-my-engine-going-again pick me up. Thank you for sharing.

    • Mom
      Posted March 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

      I’m afraid I’ve become quite addicted to them as well! :-) A delcious addiction though.

  4. Posted June 15, 2012 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Oh I am very proud of your words!!
    Thank you so much and your own creations, however, is wonderful.

    • Mom
      Posted June 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

      Thank you! I’ve followed your blog for a couple of years. Even before I came to this country, I learned about culture and family life here in Greece by reading your blog. And it made me happy to know I’d be joining more women who love to knit and craft! This is our universal love. :-)

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