Throat dry, Sun scorching? No hay problema, grab a Colombian frappe today!
The Colombian Frappe is just another name for the Jamaican Sky Juice; it is equally as delicious and refreshing as our island drink. The Frappe can also be found in every crevice, corner, nook and cranny, just like the Sky Juice.
Frappe – Colombian Street Food
By: Stacey Ann Smith
Yes, Colombian Frappe is akin to the Jamaican Sky Juice. So, you know it is muy delicioso!
I must admit that the Frappe is more versatile in flavor than our island delight; reasons being, the Colombians use various fruits as the base of their drink, for example: Guanabana (Sour Sop), Mango (Mango), Maracuya (Passion Fruit), Mora (Blackberry), Chocolate (Chocolate), Lulo (Sweet cup), Coco (Coconut), Tamarindo (Tamarind) Cereza (Cherry) and many more.
Whereas the Jamaicans use only few syrup flavors.
Additionally, the preparation is different; on the island, a concentrated syrup is used with water and then added to shave ice then served in a clear plastic bag with a straw.
In contrast, the Colombians use freshly squeezed fruit juice – no sugar added; that is then frozen in large containers then laden onto carts and roadside stalls. When a customer orders the flavor that he or she wants, condensed milk is then added on the top. The Frappe is served in a small plastic cup with a spoon and straw.
It’s also very economical; a small one costs one thousand pesos (1000 COP) that is equal to forty-two ($42 JMD) Jamaican dollars. Likewise, a big one costs two thousand pesos (2000 COP) that’s Eighty-four ($84 JMD) Jamaican dollars.
This roadside beverage is enjoyed by all in both countries – old and young alike. Where culture and traditions differ, there are always similarities.
Get out of the sun, take a break and enjoy a refreshing roadside Frappe!