Does frappe contain coffee?

Does frappe contain coffee?

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  1. Depends on which “frappe” you mean. My keyboard doesn’t do those French diacritical marks, but the French version of the word has been used in kitchen/cooking for centuries. It simply means “iced” or “chilled”. Mousse au chocolat frappe(fra-pay) would be a chilled chocolate mouse. Before the Green Meanies (Starbucks) co-opted the prefix for their “frappucino” or whatever they call it, it was not uncommon to see cold desserts referred to as frappe.
    One of the A2A I received came from someone with a surname that looks Cypriot or Turkish. In that area of the world, if you go into any neighborhood eatery and order a frappe, you get an iced espresso concoction with milk. It’s the most common coffee order in Greece.
    And then there’s the New Englanders… in the USA, particularly moving inland from a central point in Provincetown on Cape Cod. A frappe (pronounce frap) is a milk shake. I’m guessing that the predominance in that area is because the Portuguese immigrants were either fishermen(fisherpersons) or food shop owners. Purely guessing but I’m supposing the term came from them.

  2. Frappe means chilled to a thick consistency. Coffee Frappe, does have coffee in it. Given Starbucks pernicious effect on language it wouldn’t surprise me to discover ‘Frappe’ has become an adjective for very cold coffee.
    However you can frappe orange juice or any other liquid.

  3. Frappé coffee is a Greek iced coffee drink made from instant coffee, water and sugar. Accidentally invented by a Nescafe representative in 1957 in Thessaloniki, frappé is sold primarily in Greece and is among the most popular drinks in Greece and Cyprus, and is available at virtually all Greek cafés. The word frappé is French and can be defined as ‘chilled in crushed ice’. The frappé has become a hallmark of post-war outdoor Greek coffee culture.

  4. Generally no. They contain flavors, but not caffein.
    It could still depend on how you order it though (some people add or ask for it to be made with espresso shots).
    Few brands also add caffein directly to their mix.
    Generally thought, it’s a flavored mix that has no coffee, and that’s why they are a more popular choice in the afternoon, when people don’t want caffe anymore for the day.

  5. Usually frappes are coffee drinks but there are other flavours as well.
    Here’s some non coffee frappe recipes. Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

  6. In the New England area of the United States, a frappe (pronounced “frap”) is the term for a milkshake, that is, a blended dairy drink with ice cream and flavorings. It does not contain coffee unless coffee is the flavor of the frappe.
    Traditionally in those areas, a milkshake does not contain ice cream, as it does in the rest of the nation, but the proliferation of fast food chains has started to obscure that distinction.
    To make matters even more confusing, in the state of Rhode Island, the traditional term for a milkshake (with ice cream) is a cabinet. It doesn’t contain coffee either (except as a possible flavor).
    Most folks in the U.S. may speak English, but it’s not always the same English.


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