How To Make A Frappe (in 2 super simple steps!)

By Mark •  Updated: 05/05/21 •  3 min read

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The Frappe has become a super popular drink in recent years, and we frequently get asked by readers “how to make a frappe?”

So, if that’s something you would like to try out then please follow the frappe recipe below which shows you how it can be done in only two, super simple, steps!

Making a frappe might not be quite as simple as an instant coffee or using a filter coffee machine, but it is worth the effort.

Here is our simple recipe for making a frappe, we hope you love it:

How To Make A Frappe

How To Make A Frappe

Total Time: 20 hours

Step 1 – Combine Ingredients in Blender


The method for making a frappe is very simple. Just combine the following ingredients in a blender and blend until you have a thick, foamy drink.


– 2 teaspoons of instant coffee
– ⅔ cup of cold water
– Ice cubes
– 2 tablespoons of milk
– Sugar (the measure of this doesn’t matter very much, just add the same amount as you would to a normal coffee)

How long you blend for entirely depends on your preference and, just like a normal coffee, you can alter the measurements of the ingredients to suit your taste.

Step 2 – Add Ice

Iced Coffee

If you want to make a proper Greek frappe or a traditional iced coffee, combine all of the ingredients in a blender and then, once foamy, pour over the ice.

If you don’t want something too thick or just want a nice iced coffee, you can easily combine the ingredients with no ice, or even in a cocktail shaker if you have one.

The best thing about coffee is how many different varieties there are and how many different ways you can drink it.

Estimated Cost: 5 USD


  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • ⅔ cup of cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • Sugar


  • Blender
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker

Materials: Instant Coffee

How to make McDonald’s Frappe

If you’re wondering how to make a Mcdonald’s frappe then watch the video below and you can follow along to try out this recipe:

Wrap Up

There are lots of traditions surrounding coffee brewing and there are a lot of purists (and pretentious people today who seem to care a lot about what is just a nice drink), but ignore them. Coffee is a drink to be enjoyed or just to be chugged when you’re tired and need some energy.

Coffee isn’t something to become obsessed with any more than milkshakes or teas are.

There’s nothing wrong with caring about what you put in your body or wanting your coffee to be a certain way, but there’s no reason to care how anyone else drinks their morning joe. 

Coffee is simply a drink that can be made in many different ways and it is meant to be enjoyed. When you come down to it, the best way to drink coffee is exactly as you like it.


G'day from Australia! I'm Mark, the Chief Editor of Portafilter. I'm super passionate about everything coffee-related and love to spend endless hours mastering pulling the perfect shot on my Breville Barista Express. Follow on: Linkedin and Facebook.

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