Orange Frappe Recipe

Frappe Invented Accidentally

Now a Favorite Restaurant Drink

This Orange Frappe Recipe is an adaptation of a beverage that was invented accidentally during a trade show in Greece.

An employee of the Nestlé Company was looking for a way to have his usual instant coffee during his break but he could not find any hot water.

He made his instant coffee using cold water and a shaker, creating the first frappé coffee.

By definition, a frappe is an iced beverage that has been shaken, blended or beaten to produce a tasty foam and refreshing blended drink which is served cold.

The word frappé is French, meaning "shaken." In France a frappé is actually a milkshake beverage produced by mixing milk or fruit juices in a shaker (no coffee). In New England (USA), a frappé often contains ice cream.

This orange frappe' restaurant recipe is a variation of the French versions.

Orange Frappe Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Drink Recipe

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Serves 6.



  • One 6 ounce can of frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 12 ice cubes



  • Put all ingredients in a blender (including the one cup of water)
  • Whip (blend) until all the ice is crushed
  • Pour into chilled glasses

(Extra milk, please)

Enjoy your restaurant frappe recipe and the company of those you share it with! It is a favorite restaurant drink recipe.


Did you know? Frappé has been marketed chiefly by Nestlé and is among the most popular drinks in Greece and is available at virtually all Greek cafés.