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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

French Café Frappé....

....that's Iced Coffee to you and me!
And it's brilliant, especially on a warm, balmy British afternoon.

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My son bought a coffee machine a while back and it makes my day when I get offered a frothy cappuccino, and it's better than any you can buy in the cafes. He also found this recipe for French iced coffee via The Guardian and it's good. BUT.... we made it even better. We fiddled around with the recipe until we got the balance perfect (for us). Less sweet, more ice and a tad thinner. The Guardian recipe makes quite a big coffee, we cut the recipe down and made about 2/3 of the recipe which was enough for 2 small iced coffees.

To see the recipe from The Guardian click here - which was originally from Coffee Love, 50 Ways to Drink Your Java by Daniel Young.

French Café Frappé
Makes 1 large frappé or two small ones.

1½ shots of espresso coffee, chilled
6 ice cubes, crushed
35 ml semi-skimmed milk
25 ml condensed milk
25 ml double cream
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
A few drops of vanilla extract, or a slug of any coffee complimenting liqueur- I like Frangelico

Make the espresso and leave to cool, chill until cold.
Crush the ice.
Blend all the ingredients together in a blender until smooth.

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This recipe is my submission to Bookmarked Recipes, a monthly challenge, which is being hosted this month by Jac from Tinned Tomatoes (started originally by Ruth's Kitchen Experiments).

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Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Nice to see you here Nic! This is my kind of coffee, although I usually like mine frozen.

Maggie said...

Great coffee recipe and I may well be tempted, especially whilst the sun is shining.

Saucy Siciliana said...

Your food sure is tempting! This frappè is just right for the heat we are having here in Rome. I am your new follower.

Chele said...

Hubby is going to love this one - thanks for sharing ;0)

chow and chatter said...

wow nice treat you my like Greek frappe too

grace said...

oooh, look at that froth! good for you for tweaking and honing it til you got it right. :)

Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said...

Mmmm sounds delicious, I would love this on a hot sunny afternoon when I need a hint of caffeine but don't want to overheat with a hot drink!

Jacqueline @Howtobeagourmand said...

Fabulous Nic - love the addition of the frangelico liqueur. What a treat for a sunny afternoon.

Jeanne said...

Oh how I love iced coffees/frappes... The perfect balance between a milkshake and a cup of espresso!!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Sorry I missed your entry Nic, I have added it now :)