Frothy Freddo: The Ultimate Greek Iced Coffee Recipe

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Craving a refreshing and invigorating pick-me-up on a hot summer day? Look no further than the Freddo Espresso, a delightful Greek iced coffee beverage that’s perfect for satisfying your caffeine cravings while keeping you cool. This easy-to-make recipe requires minimal ingredients and can be whipped up in just a few minutes, making it ideal for busy mornings or afternoon slumps.


Freddo espresso recipe (easy Greek iced coffee)
Freddo espresso recipe (easy Greek iced coffee)

Strong Coffee: 1 cup (240ml) – You can use freshly brewed espresso, strong brewed coffee, or even instant coffee for this recipe. If using instant coffee, adjust the amount according to the strength recommendations on the package.

  • Sugar: ½ cup (100g) – Feel free to adjust the sweetness to your preference. You can also substitute sugar with other sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
  • Water: ¾ cup (180ml) – Cold water is ideal for this recipe.
  • Ice Cubes: A generous amount – Crushed ice works best for this recipe, as it chills the drink faster and creates a smoother consistency.
  • Milk (Optional): ½ cup (120ml) – Whole milk, low-fat milk, or even plant-based milk like almond milk or oat milk can be used.

  • Directions:

    1. Brew the Coffee: If you’re not using espresso, brew a strong pot of coffee using your preferred method. Let the coffee cool completely before using it in this recipe.

    2. Prepare the Sweetener: In a small jug or bowl, combine the sugar and water. Stir well until the sugar dissolves completely. You can also use a whisk to speed up this process.

    3. Assemble the Freddo Espresso: Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Pour in the cooled coffee, followed by the prepared sugar syrup. If using milk, add it now and stir gently to combine.

    4. Froth the Milk (Optional): For an extra touch of frothiness, you can froth the milk using a handheld milk frother or a small whisk. Simply heat the milk in a small saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat until it simmers. Do not let it boil. Then, use the frother or whisk to vigorously agitate the milk until it becomes frothy and doubles in volume. Pour the frothed milk over the top of your Freddo Espresso.

    5. Serve and Enjoy! Garnish your Freddo Espresso with a straw and, if desired, a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or cocoa powder for extra flavor.


    For a stronger coffee flavor, use a double shot of espresso or a stronger coffee brew.

  • If you don’t have a milk frother, you can create a frothy texture by shaking the milk vigorously in a sealed container before adding it to your drink.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd.
  • Leftover Freddo Espresso can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. However, the ice will melt, so the consistency will be less slushy.

  • Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    Calories: Approximately 150-200 kcal (depending on the type of milk used and sugar content)

  • Fat: 0-5g (depending on the type of milk used)
  • Carbohydrates: 30-40g (mostly from sugar)
  • Protein: 1-2g (depending on the type of milk used)

  • Please note that these are approximate values and can vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.


    The Freddo Espresso is a simple yet delightful coffee beverage that’s perfect for beating the summer heat. It’s easy to customize to your taste preferences and requires minimal ingredients and effort to prepare. So next time you’re looking for a refreshing and caffeinated pick-me-up, give this recipe a try!


    1. Can I use decaf coffee for this recipe?

    Absolutely! While the traditional Freddo Espresso uses caffeinated coffee, you can definitely substitute decaf coffee if you prefer a non-caffeinated drink.

    2. What is the difference between Freddo Espresso and Frappe?