National Frappe Day

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Looking for an excuse to indulge in a delicious and refreshing beverage? Well, mark your calendars because National Frappe Day is here to satisfy all your icy cravings! This delightful holiday celebrates the beloved frappe, a delightful concoction that combines the decadent flavors of coffee, milk, ice, and, of course, a generous dollop of whipped cream on top. So grab your favorite straw and get ready to sip your way through the history of this cool and creamy delight!

When is Frappe Day?

It's national frappe day on the 7th October.

The Origins of National Frappe Day

While the exact origins of National Frappe Day are shrouded in mystery, one thing is certain: people have been enjoying this cold caffeinated treat for decades. The word 'frappe' comes from the French word 'frapper,' meaning 'to chill.' It was first popularized in France, where it referred to a drink made with instant coffee, water, and sugar, blended with ice until frothy. This frothy concoction quickly gained popularity and eventually made its way across the Atlantic to the shores of the United States.

Once the frappe arrived in America, it underwent some delightful and delicious transformations. Coffee lovers in different states put their own spin on the recipe, resulting in variations like the Mocha Frappe, Vanilla Frappe, and even the Peppermint Frappe during the holiday season. Whether you prefer your frappe with a shot of espresso or a swirl of caramel syrup, there's a flavor combination out there to satisfy everyone's taste buds!

Celebrating National Frappe Day

On National Frappe Day, people from all walks of life come together to celebrate the joyous union of creamy goodness and icy refreshment. Coffee shops and cafes around the country offer special discounts and promotions on frappes, encouraging everyone to treat themselves to this delectable delight. Many frappe enthusiasts also take the opportunity to experiment with their own homemade creations, mixing and matching flavors to create their unique twist on this classic beverage.

So how can you celebrate National Frappe Day? Well, the possibilities are endless! You can start your day with a refreshing frappe to fuel your morning, take a mid-afternoon frappe break to beat the heat, or even end your day on a sweet note with a decadent frappe dessert. Whatever you choose, just make sure to raise your cup and give a toast to the delightful invention that is the frappe!

History behind the term 'Frappe'


Birth of a Cool Delight

In 1957, the term 'frappe' was born in Greece, when a Nescafé representative created a new style of coffee using instant coffee, water, sugar, and a shaker. This refreshing concoction was named 'frappé' after the French word for 'beaten,' as it was made by vigorously shaking the ingredients together.


Global Frappé Phenomenon

The popularity of the frappé skyrocketed in 1977, when the Greek frappé coffee was reintroduced to the world during the Thessaloniki International Fair. It quickly gained international attention as a delicious and energizing beverage, captivating coffee enthusiasts everywhere.


A Symbol of Greek Coffee Culture

By 1994, the frappé had become an iconic symbol of Greek coffee culture. It was not only a refreshing drink but also a social ritual, enjoyed by Greeks of all ages. Whether sipped at sidewalk cafes, tavernas, or during leisurely strolls, it became an integral part of the Greek lifestyle.


Frappuccino Takes the World by Storm

Building upon the popularity of the frappé, Starbucks introduced its own version in 1995 called the 'Frappuccino.' This icy blended drink quickly became a global sensation, captivating coffee lovers worldwide. The Frappuccino's popularity solidified the frappé's place in popular culture and further spread its reach.


Continuing Evolution

Today, the term 'frappé' has expanded beyond coffee and encompasses a variety of frozen or iced beverages. From fruit frappés to milkshake-like concoctions, the frappé has evolved and adapted to suit diverse tastes and preferences. It remains a beloved and refreshing drink enjoyed around the world.

Did you know?

Did you know that the world record for the largest frappe ever made was set in Greece in 2014? It measured a whopping 19 feet tall and contained over 3,000 liters of frappe goodness! Now that's what we call a supersized sip!


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4th October 2015

Most mentioned on

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