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      07.03.2012 13:42
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      makes a delicious (although slightly sweet) cold coffee or slushy coffee

      I've not seen these in the supermarkets in the UK for ages now, but they do still seem to sell them in the supermarkets all over Europe. I do travel alot to see friends and family and so I always bring a few boxes of these back with me. They are around Euro2.00 for a box of 8 sachets.

      Nescafe Frappe are little sachets of a sweetened coffee powder that you just mix with 250ml cold milk and then pour over ice to create an ice cold coffee drink. You can use any milk type of your choice, obviously this then changes the calories in the drink; the sachets give the calorie content for a drink made with semi skimmed milk - 194 calories.

      As much as I like these I do have two slight gripes with them; one is that they are sweetened, I don't add sugar to coffee and so I find that these are just on the borderline of acceptable for me, the second is that sometimes all the coffee powder doesn't dissolve when you stir in the cold milk, the best way to get it to dissolve is actually to shake the powder and the cold milk together in a cocktail shaker.

      I have found a way to get around both of my gripes though, I turn the sachets into a 'Starbucks Frappuccino' style drink instead. I only use one sachet to create drinks for two people, and I find that this then solves the sweetness problem, also because I am making the drink in the blender then all of the powder does get blended into the drink, solving the second problem.
      All I do is to put two glasses full of ice, 250ml cold milk, and one sachet of Nescafe Frappe in my blender, then blend on the smoothie making setting untill the mixture resembles a frappucinno. Pour into two large glasses and serve, my husband likes a squirt of cream on the top as well, so that it does resemble a Starbucks frappucinno more closely!

      I use skimmed milk, and I make one sachet make two drinks, so I reckon less than 100 calories per drink (unless of course you add some whipped cream).

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        31.05.2009 17:24
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        MAke yourself this cool refreshing drink with icecream to really get the heat off your body!

        These are amazing especially for the hot summer. I never new supermarkets sold frappe sachets/packs until recently when I went into Tesco. I had seen lots of other hot coffee mixes- like cappuccinos, lattes, espresso etc but never this. They were reduced to clear for around a £1 guess- can't remember.

        The pack has 8 sachets. The box itself gives instruction on how to make a delicious cup for yourself in 3 different ways- one adding just cold milk, one with ice and one with the ice-cream. I tried the last one and it was truly heavenly.

        Blend together- 200ml cold milk, 1 sachet frappe mix, 1 scoop of vanilla ice-cream, and ice. I added sugar too and I use the Tesco's plain vanilla ice-cream. All together gives you the taste that you get in most cafes outside like starbucks or Costa- which probably costs around £3. But if you make this yourself with Nescafe frappe mix, you will probably make it within a £1. Ever since I tried it, I have been addicted to it and so is my husband. And what a way to have a glass of milk! I'm sure this glass of frappe is filled with lots of calcium!

        But the only problem now is that I can't find it in Tesco. As mentioned I had found it in a reduced to clear aisle. Now that I love it so much, I went to 2 different tescos even into the tea and coffee aisles and couldn't find it! I now miss it. I went around looking for it even today but still no luck- should have bought more the first time itself- never thought I would like it so much!!

        If you are lucky to find it anywhere, just grab it and enjoy the drink.

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        19.09.2008 17:22
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        Thoroughly recommend.

        I bought this product after trying it at a friend's house. I'm not a huge coffee lover but I thought I'd give it a go. I found the drink to be really refreshing, so I went and bought some of my own. The product is in powder form and comes in individual sachets so there's not measuring our or spooning into glasses to do. You can make it with water or with milk but I tend to use mostly milk with a little bit of water so that it's creamy but not too thick or too thin. The actual sachets themselves are quite generous so I would recommend using quite a tall glass.

        The downside to this product is that it takes quite a lot of time to mix, obviously it being a cold drink - I usually end up doing it with a small thin whisk. In the past I have made it up in a jug and then poured it into the glass which worked quite well. A lot of the time though I still end up with some of the powder in the bottom of the glass. Overall though, the drink is gorgeous - I think it's worth the any hassle to make! In fact, I think I might go and get one now, all this writing about them has made me really want one!

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          22.12.2005 16:10
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          A really nice alternative to fruits juices and fizzy drinks.

          I was round at my dad’s house one day in the summer when he asked me if I wanted a Frappe. Now, I had never heard of Frappe, and when he told me that it was iced coffee, I thought yuk. I really hate coffee when it has gone cold. But he said that they were really nice, and me trusting my dad decided to give it a go.

          Well what can I say, it was delicious, and I went straight round to Asda before I went home to buy a box for myself.

          They come in boxes of eight sachets, and retail at around £2.20. It is usually found on the hot drinks aisle, near the cappuccino. In each sachet is 25grammes of powder containing coffee, powdered skimmed milk and sugar.

          How to make
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          Empty the sachet into a tall glass, add 200ml of cold milk, or water, stirring all the time. And then you can if you want to, add some ice.

          When I have made it, I have added at least 300ml of milk, as I the powder didn’t seem to dissolve in 200ml. I have never tried it with water, so I really can’t comment, but have been told that it is better with milk.

          I also don’t put ice in it, as a find mixing milk and water to be a vile combination. For another way of drinking it, you may like to add a bit of vanilla ice cream.

          The taste
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          Now I have a very sweet tooth, and this really does satisfy it. It’s got a very creamy texture, and just slides down my throat. It’s nothing like cold coffee at all, it’s more like a coffee milkshake.

          Ingredients
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          Sugar, Skimmed milk powder, Instant Coffee (5.6%), Maltodextrin, Vegetable oil, flavourings, thickener (E412), Stabiliser (E339) and Anti-caking agent (E341).

          Being full of sugar, it really is not all that good in the health department, containing a hefty 97 calories per serving, more if you add the ice cream. So I limit myself to one every day. I have noticed that when I have a glass there is a lot of sugar left in the bottom of the glass. Also with the coffee content only being 5.6% the caffeine content is quite low.

          Conclusion
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          As an alternative to fizzy drinks one a warm summer day when you really don’t want a hot drink, and so long as you like coffee, I would really recommend this drink.

          Give it a go, and if you don’t like it, send me the rest of the box, and I will certainly give it a good home.

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            06.12.2005 18:15
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            When you fancy a coffee but dont feel like a hot drink this is it!

            If you are anything like me, you still want a coffee fix in the summer, but don't fancy a steaming hot cup. Well, Nescafe Frappe fixes that problem. OK I know its nearly Christmas and summer is long gone, but keep it in mind for next year maybe!

            This product comes in 8 25g sachets each containing instant coffee, skimmed milk powder and sugar. As sugar is listed as the first ingredient I assume that there is more of this than any other ingredient. This is all very well if you dont have to watch your sugar intake or are not on a diet, but it would be nice to see a low sugar variety as each sachet contains 97 calories. I'm not sure whether the 97 calories is when it is made with milk or water as it doesn't make this clear on the packaging.

            Directions:-

            Simply empty a sachet into a tall glass, add 200ml of cold milk (or water) stirring all the time. Add some ice and enjoy!

            The taste test:-

            Doing what is says on the package I was a bit concerned that the powder wouldn't completely dissolve and that it may have a bit of a gritty taste, but I needn't have worried. There is no powdery residue and it dissolve to give a delicious creamy tasting drink. The more ice you put in the better it tastes. If you don't add ice it can taste very sweet and isn't at all refreshing.

            Price:-

            These are not cheap! At 2.18 per box of 8 sachets that equals about 27p per cup of coffee, so you wouldn't want to drink several a day. Well, you might do, but you couldn't afford to! Best kept for an indulgence in my opinion. In fact I am tempted to write on the box "THESE ARE MINE - HANDS OFF!" or perhaps I'll just hide them in the back of the cupboard.

            Suggestion:-

            If you have a smoothie maker, try adding the ingredients with the ice and mixing so that the ice is crushed, or for even more indulgence, you could try adding a small nip of Baileys Irish Cream liquer or chocolate powder (or both).

            I'm not so sure that this drink would be so appealing in the winter as a hot drink is more the order of the day but on a hot summer day it makes a refreshing change when squash or fruit juice just doesn't kick it!

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            Perfect for refreshing on hot summer days, or whenever you fancy a cold drink with an interesting twist. Simply stir in cold milk, add some ice and enjoy the taste of Nescafé Frappé for a unique coffee experience. Frappé is only available during the summer months.