Monday, July 03, 2006

Cappuccino Freddo at Flocafé

Flocafe is Greece´s Starbucks. If you ever come to Greece and you see its sign, then you know that you can drink a good coffee there. Wi-fi Internet is available too. The sole (but very important) shortcoming is that smoking is allowed almost everywhere in the premises. But, then again, whenever you sit for coffee in Greece it’s almost always outdoors.

This is a Cappuccino Freddo, an alternative to greek “frappe” (shaken instant coffee, our national beverage). Although “Freddo” is an Italian name, in Italy they don´t serve a coffee like this.

Here is how you can make one on your own: Make one dose of espresso the usual way (machine etc) and collect it in a cup. Allow three minutes to cool. In a shaker, shake the espresso with two icecubes, some fresh milk and, if you like, sugar (or substance). Take a big glass and put a handful of icecubes and some fresh milk too. Add the shaken coffee. Ready!

Alternatively, order a cappuccino and a glass full of ice and just put the cappuccino in the glass. Delicious! Posted by Picasa

8 comments:

dutchie said...

Must be nice on a hot day!

Andreea said...

you have no idea how much i love the frappe's. i ask my greek friends to make them every time i get the chance.

Ovelikios said...

andreea, when you come to Greece, drop me a line so I can meet you and drink some frappe in a local cafe. With many icecubes and evaporated milk of course.

Carol said...

Mmmmmmm I can taste it now! I'm one of Starbucks best customers but I love the simple recipe you've given. Must try that when I go home. :)

Julien said...

Yeah "Frappé" is the thing in Greece, everyone as one in is hand. I will check in a few weeks if it is tha same in Cyprus!

gabriele said...

I have found an ice cappuccino in Italy, a little diffrent: creamy (I used the teaspoon) and with a no fat milk cream on top, delicious!
the name of the italian Chain might be Chiaroscuro.

Anonymous said...

Afto mono...telos! :)

Anonymous said...

the milk needs to be whisked up first so it can be poured on top of the cold coffee.. plus you can sprinkle cinnamon on the top :)