Raspberry Frappe, 1970 –Vintage Cocktail Friday

Posted on Feb 10 2017 - 4:55am by RetroRuth

For Valentine’s Day, I thought we would bust out a pink drink.


This is Raspberry Frappe!

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Raspberry Frappe
Serves: 8
  • 2 pints fresh red raspberries (or 3 - 10 oz packages of frozen raspberries)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup Liquore Galliano
  • 1½ cups cold milk
  • 1 pint softened vanilla ice cream
  • Crushed ice
  1. Puree raspberries, using blender, sieve or food mill. Strain to remove seeds. Combine lemon juice, sugar, Galliano and raspberry puree; stir in milk and ice cream. Fill glasses with crushed ice, then with frappe mixture. Serve with straws.

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I’ve got to be honest, though. The real reason I picked this is because Tom’s parent’s were recently visiting, and Tom’s mom requested a “yummy” drink. I can’t think of anything that makes a drink yummier than ice cream.


Well, maybe chocolate would make it yummier, but I had fresh raspberries and some vanilla ice cream on hand, so we whipped these up.



“It’s delicious.”

“I thought so. Is it sweet?”

“Surprisingly, no.”

The Verdict: Delicious

From The Tasting Notes –

Even though this drink looks like it would taste like a raspberry shake, it didn’t. It wasn’t overly sweet and you could definitely taste the Galliano. There was a nice fresh raspberry flavor and it was very creamy. Sort of a Midwestern version of a tropical drink. It was different and delicious. And very pink!

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4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Aclark February 10, 2017 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Mmmmmm….. Thanks, Ruth!

  2. Erik Stutzman February 11, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    I’ve never had Galliano, but it must be potent stuff to keep the sweetness under control.

    I wonder if other berries would offer a similar result, or is the tartness of the raspberries essential?

  3. Lisa B. February 11, 2017 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Galliano is sweet, but very nice in spite of that. I like it, and I don’t generally like sweet things. Other fruit sounds interesting—Galliano pairs very well with peaches. Tart cherries would be very good, too, I bet.

    I’m sad they took the Carabinieri off of the Galliano bottle. My grandfather was a Carabinieri.

    I’m saving this recipe—sounds like a winner.

  4. Laura (Untwisted Vintage) February 18, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    This looks very yummy!

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