Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cafe Frappe, CCD Style Cold Coffee

India is a tea loving country. Every nook and corner, no matter- town or city there will be a tea vendor selling piping hot cups of tea. There was a time when cafes or coffee culture was not so ‘in’ in India. If you needed to drink something cold to beat the summer heat you would either have cold drink or fresh juice in the market. Later came into picture a cafe called as Cafe Coffee Day or CCD as we called it. It became the place where all youngsters would go- it was cheap, had beautiful red and white sitting arrangement and most important they served cold coffees.

[More coffee recipes- Eggless coffee cake with fresh cream , Coffee whiskey cake with white chocolate glaze,  eggless orange coffee marble cake ]

CCD would never ask you to leave the place when you were done paying the bill. They came with the punch line- ‘come, share conversations’ and I loved it for that. No matter what, you could be there for hours just talking to friends, reading the book, listening to music or have some me-time. In fact I met my husband there for the first time, we sat there discussing about our lives, families and marital things. Oh, gosh 5 years and I can still smile and blush thinking of those conversations. ;-)

So, there we were sipping coffee and talking some serious things. I had Cafe Frappe. Frappe in simple words mean chilled or cold. Cafe Frappe is a cold coffee, combination of chocolate and coffee. Its bitter, its cold and its creamy. If you are a coffee lover, you must and must give this Indian style CCD cold coffee a try this summer. Nothing fancy, just throw everything in the blender and mix. By the way, if you seriously love coffee (like me) then you must hop on this amazing visual article on Brewing Success: Coffee Break-it is a great read.

Till then, serve this cold coffee with ice-cream in tall glass with some coffee sprinkled on top for more flavour. Do your favourite thing- watch a movie, read a book, paint, relax in the balcony but take out some time and enjoy this chilled glass of coffee-I bet you won’t regret.

5 tablespoon instant coffee
1 cup water
2 cups milk
2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 scoop vanilla ice-cream
5 ice cubes
1 teaspoon coffee powder

Heat 1 cup of water. Mix in instant coffee. Mix till coffee is dissolved.
In the blender, coffee water mixture, milk, coco powder, ice cream and ice cubes. Blend till you see bubbles.
Pour this in two tall glasses. Sprinkle coffee powder on top and serve.

For the authentic taste, please use full fat milk and ice cream.
You can increase the amount of icecream for more sweet and creamy coffee.
This coffee is bit on bitter side, but if you like sweet, then add more sugar.
Makes 2 tall glasses of coffee.

Serving suggestions:
Serve with chocolate chips, chopped nuts or fruits.


  1. God... that frapper looks amazing... I also love that bitterness which comes down the throat when the cold drink passes through...

  2. Delicious, gorgeous and really tempting...

  3. I'm very much fond of cafe frappe...... Thanx a lot for sharing dear........definitely a great choice for beating summer ..... :)

  4. I am not a big fan of cold coffee or any coffee drinks but love fruit frappe's.Your's look amazing.

  5. the cafe frappe looks amazing.. i wish i could grab it now..

  6. wow wow pass that glass sweta dear:)

  7. Hi Shweta,
    what a nice cold coffee, I used to drink a lot when I was in India. Now you have reminded me again, I will give a try next month when it is summer here.

  8. Just what is needed on a hot summer evening for a coffee addict like me :)

  9. Hi,

    Your instructions did not mention when to mix in the coffee-water mixture. Do we add it to the milk and other ingredients before blending?

    1. u add everything in the blender and blend together :) Hope it helps


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