Greek Frappé

Frappés, the ubiquitous Greek iced coffee drinks, are always made with instant coffee. Nescafé Classic or Nescafé Clasico are the best brands to use because they produce a better foam, the hallmark of frappés. Look for these brands in Greek or Mexican markets. Freeze-dried coffee, the type usually found in American supermarkets, also can be used, but it produces less foam.

2 teaspoons instant coffee
1/2 cup cold water, divided
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons sugar, if desired
2 to 3 tablespoons evaporated or regular milk, if desired

Place coffee, 1/4 cup of the water and sugar in a shaker, jar or blender (or use a handheld blender). Cover; shake or blend 20 to 30 seconds or until thick foam forms. Pour into tall glass half-filled with ice. Add evaporated milk slowly down the side; add remaining 1/4 cup water. Serve with a straw.

1 serving

PER SERVING: 70 calories, 2.5 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 2.5 g protein, 11 g carbohydrate, 10 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 0 g fiber

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