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28 Jun

Primal Egg Coffee Frappe

Primal Egg Frappe

Reader Alex Straftis has come up with a twist on Primal egg coffee that’s so refreshing and invigorating, it’s worth sharing. Simply by adding ice, he’s whipped up a whole new drink with all the same health benefits as regular Primal egg coffee.

His Primal egg coffee frappe is perfect for a hot summer day, a pre-workout boost or a post-workout cooler. The spices can be changed as desired (Alex also adds Hungarian paprika) but the blend below adds a nice hint of flavor while letting the coffee still dominate.

Servings: 8 to 12 ounces

Time in the Kitchen: 20 minutes


  • 5 ounces coffee, double strength* (use twice the amount of ground coffee you would normally use for 5 oz water) (150 ml)
  • 3 pastured eggs, whole
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey (5 ml)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (1.25 ml)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt (1.25 ml)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (1.25 ml)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom (a pinch)
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric (a pinch)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar** (a pinch)
  • 2 ounces coconut milk (60 ml)
  • 1 1/2 cups ice (a large handful)

*The coffee is brewed at double strength so the flavor isn’t diluted when blended with ice.

**Cream of tartar is optional. It helps stabilize the egg whites and make the drink frothier.


Let the coffee cool slightly, then whisk in the eggs. Cool in freezer for 10 minutes.

Step 1

While the coffee is chilling, combine honey, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, cream of tartar, coconut milk and ice in the blender.

Step 2

Blend briefly, so the ice cubes are broken into small pieces.

Pour the chilled Primal egg coffee into the blender. Blend again for 30 seconds or so, until the ice is slushy and the top is frothy.

Primal Egg Frappe 2

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  1. Ah! Smart inclusion of the cream of tartar in there! Will have to try this sans honey

    Dr. Anthony Gustin wrote on June 28th, 2014
    • Yes! And thank you for explaining about why you would put creme of tartar in there Mark! I always wondered why that was in recipes!!

      Lindsay Tupper wrote on June 28th, 2014
  2. That sounds delicious! I might have to try that when I get home. I’ve blended eggs in my coffee when I need a quick breakfast on the go but haven’t experimented with it much more than that.

    Jacob wrote on June 28th, 2014
  3. Another trick from my old granny who was a lover of iced coffee in summer is to make a batch of coffee, let it cool, then put it in ice cube trays. Now you have coffee ice cubes that won’t dilute your iced coffee. :)

    JoanieL wrote on June 28th, 2014
    • Your granny was obviously a genius

      Jacob wrote on June 28th, 2014
    • Mix 2 scoops of vanilla coconut primal fuel, 1/2 cup of strong coffee, slightly cooled, and 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk and blend it together. Add the coffee ice cubes and it’s better than coffee shop:)

      kay wrote on June 28th, 2014
      • Gotta find my ice trays…gotta find my ice cube trays….where’s the ice cube trays?!?

        Jacob wrote on June 28th, 2014
        • In this day and age of refrigerators with automatic ice makers, don’t you mean “WHAT are ice cube trays?” :)

          Wenchypoo wrote on June 28th, 2014
  4. With making the coffee ice cubes, I like making them double strength and add whatever sweetener I will be using. That way, your recipe is already mostly ready to go with one less step. if you don’t have time for frappe, it makes iced coffee into excellent and all you need then is chilled coffee and milk. And if you don’t have ice cube trays, look for silicone ones. it saves more of the precious.

    Coffee ice cubes increase the sensation when the first sip of coffee touches your soul.

    Katie wrote on June 28th, 2014
  5. OK, call me crazy, but I’d just scramble me up some eggs and have a piping hot cup of joe instead. If anything, I’d go for that concoction Kay mentions. That sounds delicious.

    Nocona wrote on June 28th, 2014
  6. I ran out of coconut milk and Vanilla, but it turned out well and provided a change from my morning routine of fresh organic egg yolks, with a dash of Himalayan salt and a squeeze of lime or lemon juice, or otherwise chilled coconut cream.

    Is there a particular reason for chilling the coffee and eggs prior to adding them directly to the blender? I don’t own one (I know…) but have a fridge with crushed ice dispenser. So I’ve poured the coffee (long espresso shot) into a cocktail shaker with crushed ice, added the egg yolks and spices and shook vigorously. Whether using a blender or not, this cuts on preparation time significantly with one less dish to rinse; always a plus. (-:

    Time traveler wrote on June 29th, 2014
    • I chill the coffee mixture a little is just so it doesn’t melt as much ice. If you don’t have a problem with raw eggs you can always use iced coffee( I do , I just throw it all in the blender after whisking the eggs and coconut milk a bit.) .

      Alex wrote on July 3rd, 2014
      • I am fine with fresh egg yolks; it’s the whites that I am allergic to. And as I mentioned above, I pour my espresso into a shaker (I don’t own a blender) with crash iced, add 2 egg yolks and spices and shake vigorously, the result is something similar to frappuccino. It’s a nice way to start the day; especially in a very hot climate, as there’s no point in making an omelet out of egg yolk only, but would welcome a recipe for one.


        Time traveler wrote on July 4th, 2014
        • I have done that with matcha green tea and chia spices with some raw honey and love it. I’m sure regular tea works as well but I just like the consistency of matcha.

          Alex wrote on July 4th, 2014
  7. This sounds amazing, can’t wait to try it. Has anyone tried making enough for a couple of days? Would it keep?

    AImee wrote on June 29th, 2014
  8. “Your comment is awaiting moderation? Again? I’ve sent it hours ago… oh well

    Time traveler wrote on June 29th, 2014
  9. Sounds great, will try this soon.

    I recently made “bacon jam” for the first time and I have to say this goes with about anything, any time.:)

    Curtis wrote on June 29th, 2014
  10. Is there any way to get it done without a blender?

    John Finn wrote on June 30th, 2014
  11. Being a bulletproof coffee drinker for so long I just recently tried the Primal egg coffee. Wow. What a wallop. I added three egg yolks and a 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric to the MCT oil and butter, and now I can’t get enough of that coffee.

    To get a frappe I just double the coffee strength and add ice. Yum-tacular.

    C L Deards wrote on June 30th, 2014
  12. This sounds so good! I love adding eggs to drinks. I will definitely be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing.

    Caitlin wrote on June 30th, 2014
  13. Nice, will be trying this recipe out in the Aussie Summer! 😀

    Angie wrote on June 30th, 2014
  14. I agree with one of the above posters. If I am going to spend 20 minutes preparing an egg meal, then I would just as soon scramble of hard boil the eggs and drink a cup of coffee.

    PaleoJoe wrote on July 2nd, 2014
  15. What about the antinutrients in raw egg whites?

    Adrian wrote on July 4th, 2014
  16. I made this this morning, and I’m drinking it (and loving it) right now. I used two eggs instead of three, about two teaspoons honey, and also included a scoop of vanilla protein powder (shameful, I know). ‘Twas delicious and a nice change from the usual bacon and eggs or dinner leftovers.

    Holly wrote on July 9th, 2014
  17. Can’t wait to try!! thank you!

    Holly wrote on July 20th, 2014

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