Months after Google revealed that recipe-related searches hit a new record high in India during the month of May, the Internet search giant recently revealed that ‘how to make ‘Dalgona coffee’ was one of the top queries in its ‘How to’ section.
While the world was struggling to come to terms with COVID-19-induced lockdown, the recipe of dalgona coffee, basically a Greek frappe (φραπέ), went viral in April.
The drink named ‘dalgona coffee’ (due to its similarity with a South Korean sponge-like honeycomb toffee called dalgona) is made up with just four ingredients – equal parts of coffee, granulated sugar, hot water and hot milk.
The original iced coffee in Greece is a Frappé (φραπέ), which is made from instant coffee (Nescafe), water, sugar and evaporated milk.
Accidentally invented by a Nescafe representative named Dimitris Vakondios in 1957 in Thessaloniki, you can now find a frappé available all over Greece.
A Frappé is available in three degrees of sweetness, determined by the amount of sugar used. These are:
- glykós “sweet”, which is 2 teaspoons of coffee and 4 teaspoons of sugar
- métrios “medium”, 2 teaspoons of coffee and 2 teaspoons of sugar
- skétos “plain”, 2 teaspoons of coffee and no sugar