Greek Frappe Loukoumades are a classic dessert of golden brown, fried donuts, sweetened with a touch of honey and served with Frappe, favorite all over Greece. Frappe is a simple drink made from Nescafé, water, sugar, and milk.

Greek Frappe & Loukoumades

Greek frappe and loukoumades are a classic dessert of golden brown, fried donut, sweetened with a touch of honey favorite all over Greece.
Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Greece
Keyword: all-purpose flour, sugar
Servings: 12


  • 2 tsp NESCAFÉ® Classic Instant coffee
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • water or milk per preference

For Loukoumades

  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 0.5 oz active dry yeast
  • 3 ¼ cup flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • oil for frying

For the syrup

  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • cinnamon for sprinkling


  • In a blender add 15ml water 2 tsp NESCAFÉ and 1 tsp sugar. Blend well for a nice creamy foam.
  • Add a few ice cubes into a glass and pour into the NESCAFÉ Frappé. If you prefer with milk you can add 30ml chilled milk.
  • To make the dough add flour, sugar, olive oil and the water along with the dissolved yeast to blender with dough hook and whisk at high speed until you get a smooth texture. Cover and leave the dough aside to let it rice for 1 hour.
  • Prepare the syrup by mixing the ingredients into a pot over medium high heat and bring it to boiling then reduce the temperature to medium low and let it cook until syrup is formed.
  • Over a medium heat place a frying pan with oil to fry the loukoumades.
  • Form balls from the dough mixture and fry in the pan. Wet your hands to avoid sticking dough.
  • Make sure you fry the ball from all sides until golden brown. Then transfer them to a paper paper to drain.
  • Serve with sprinkled with cinnamon over and drizzle honey syrup.

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