The Greeks, like their western neighbors (Italy and France), clearly enjoy their coffee. Out of various popular Greek coffee beverages, their iced coffee has somehow made it into the sunset. Funny enough, this was invented by a Nescafe representative back in 1957. Now it’s a favorite in Greektown, Chicago, thanks to the generations of Greek immigrants there.
Freddo requires espresso and cold milk foam as its topping. This type of foam is known as “Aphrogala” in Greece. It’s traditionally served over ice, and many people add sugar or stevia to it.
The Recipe Specifications
- Time required: 5 minutes
- Drink size: 6–8 oz. (1 serving)
- Ratio: 2:3:1 (double shots of espresso to heavy cream to milk)
- An espresso machine
- A blender
- A grater (for grating chocolate)
- 2 ounces (a double-shot) of hot espresso
- Cinnamon or grated chocolate (as toppings)
- Sweeteners like caramel or honey (optional)
- Heavy cream and milk
- Sugar (optional)
- Ice cubes
Take 100ml of fresh milk and pour it into the blender with 2 ice cubes. Blend the mixture until you see a dense foam. Now, wait for the cream to split from the milk
Prepare strong double shots of espresso
Add a teaspoon of sugar to the hot espresso and stir well to dissolve the sugar into the espresso
Now put 5-6 ice cubes into a tall cappuccino glass. Pour in the sweetened espresso and stir until the coffee gets cold. Add more ice cubes if you like
Get the pre-made cream and add it to the cold espresso drink
Sprinkle some cinnamon powder and add caramel on top if you like. Serve it with a straw!