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What is Frappe Powder and Frappe Base Powder?

To make a good frappe, be sure to understand the function of its powder mix.

Familiar with frappe? That cool and refreshing drink with a silky-smooth texture and rich flavours. Frappe can be considered a ‘staple’ in local coffee shops and is made famous through established brands like Starbucks or The Coffee Beans and Tea Leaf or even McDonald’s McCafé. Basically, it is a drink composed of flavourings, dairy (or dairy substitutes like almond milk for vegans and lactose-intolerant) and ice cubes. The frappe ingredients are then blended to get that very smooth slushy-like feel.

Sounds simple right? Wrong!

Without a proper emulsifier, a frappe is just a finely crushed sweetened ice with a scent. A frappe as previously mentioned has a smooth texture, not thick chunks of ice. Even ice chips are not allowed. So how do you get a frappe to be…frappe?

A little trick that cafes and coffee shops use is frappe powder. There are some who prefer to use a frappe base powder.  A frappe or frappe base powder contains a binding agent or emulsifier that gives a drink that signature frappe goodness. But are there any differences between them?

Frappe Powder vs Frappe Base Powder



Contains emulsifiers, sweetener and flavourings.

Does not contain sweetness and/or cream.

Made for convenience.

Specially formulated for customized drinks.

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Which powder is the best for you?

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Different powder for different application.

Both mixes serve to provide the best and smoothest frappe for your customers, depending on its application. If your business is fast-paced and wants to be consistent, try opting for a frappe powder where everything is readily mixed. Each serve is the same perfect smooth ice blended drink. But, if you want to show-off what you can do with flavours, go for the frappe base powder. Every masterpiece requires a canvas.

Where can I get?

Yoo-hoo! Look no further than our shop. We provide the best premixed powders for our baristas’ creations. 

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