Frappé is to coffee as ouzo, Metaxa and retsina are to alochol: uniquely identified with Greece. Invented by cicumstance in 1957 when two Nestlé employees demonstrating a new chocolate drink for kids couldn't boil water for their morning coffee, one took the chocolate drinks shaker, popped some coffee and a little water in, gave it a shake and invented frappé. It's been a best-seller for Nestlé ever since.
|Shaken or stirred, frappé is cool – put a spoonful of instant coffee into a beaker, add sugar and milk according to taste, pour in a half a centimetre or so of cold water, seal the top and shake well. Or use an electric frappé mixer. Toss in a couple of ice-cubes and top up with chilled water. A Greek speciality, very refreshing on a hot summer day.|