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Kiwifruit, Green Grape & Mint Frappé

The one other thing about the summer is that you need no excuse to indulge in summer coolers, whether the traditional Indian summertime drinks, ice-creams, milk and fruit shakes, cold coffees, iced tea or more exotic stuff like a frappé I always thought that a frappé was some sort of a cold coffee until I discovered that it was just a cold blended drink, which could have different ingredients depending on the region where it was made. It turns out that what I call a milkshake (ice-cream et al) also qualifies for a frappé in some parts of the US. Apparently, frappé means “to chill” in French, and for a drink to qualify as one it must be chilled before it is served or made with cold ingredients. A frappé usually is made with ice cubes or crushed ice and often whipped in a blender of some sort which created a foamy or frothy layer on the top of the drink.
Course drink
Servings 4 serving


  • 3 kiwifruits medium to large medium , peeled and chopped coarsely peeled, chopped coarsely
  • 3/4 cup green grapes sweet and seedless small,
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves chopped fresh
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • to taste Sugar , according
  • pinches rock salt (not more) A couple of kaala namak/ Indian
  • A few sprigs mint fresh for garnishing


  • Blend or process the kiwifruit, grapes, ice, apple juice, chopped mint, Indian rock salt and sugar until smooth. Pour into tall glasses and serve immediately, garnished with fresh mint.


My black white photographs from this post are joining Susan's Black & White Wednesdays weekly gallery whose 36th edition is being hosted by Cinzia on her blog.