Greek Nescafe Frappe
- sixelagogo Aug 30, 2006 03:45 PM
I spent a week in Crete a couple of years ago and got totally hooked on the Frappe's they sold everywhere made from Greek (or European?) Nescafe, sugar, powdered milk, etc, done up in a milk shake mixer with ice. Does anyone know of a place in or around NYC to get such a drink?
they're are a number of places in Queens, including at least one featured in a times articla about summer drunks. sorry i don't have a link...
You can make it very easily at home. Buy the Greek nescafe at a Greek place such as Titan. If you want the exact recipe I will try to reproduce it from memory...it calls for Nescafe, sugar, water, and ice in a shaker.
Yes all in Astoria- I know of none in Manhattan, but all along 30th ave between 31st street (Athens Cafe) up to Grtand cafe and Flo in the upper 30's/low 40's. There are also a number of places on Broadway/ also in Astoria. These all serve it just like they do in Athens--you must specify your sweetness pref as well as whther you want it made with milk or water.
you can certainly get it at the places noted above in astoria. there is also a greek cafe called "omonoia" in bay ridge, brooklyn that serves them as well.
you can make them yourself if you are so inclined- pick up nescafe at a place like titan foods in astoria, it's 1 tsp. coffee to 1 tsp. sugar for medium and 2tsp. for sweet. fill your shaker 1/4 of the way with water. shake. put in a glass. fill the shaker with water, rinse and top off your glass. add ice. if you take milk, the milk they use in greece is evaporated milk which you can obviously pick up at any grocery store.
just wanted to add- it comes out best if you use this little blending contraption that is made for making frappes. they sell them all over astoria as well. i'm pretty sure titan foods sells them for a few bucks.
I recently had a delicious one of these at a little place on 2nd Ave, in the E. Village, on the West side of the street. I wish I could remember the name & exact location; I'll post an update the next time I go by there. It's an unassuming little cafe with very sweet, friendly service.