Primal Egg Coffee 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.

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

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.

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    1. 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!!

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 🙂

    1. 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:)

      1. Gotta find my ice trays…gotta find my ice cube trays….where’s the ice cube trays?!?

        1. In this day and age of refrigerators with automatic ice makers, don’t you mean “WHAT are ice cube trays?” 🙂

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. (-:

    1. 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.) .

      1. 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.


        1. 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.

  6. This sounds amazing, can’t wait to try it. Has anyone tried making enough for a couple of days? Would it keep?

  7. “Your comment is awaiting moderation? Again? I’ve sent it hours ago… oh well

  8. 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.:)

  9. 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.

  10. This sounds so good! I love adding eggs to drinks. I will definitely be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. when i make this first time it experiene is unforgetable after that i make it daily in the morning this experience in this website is wonderful whenever pain on my head then i make for my stress release i love this

  14. For those who are afraid of eating raw eggs. I have SIBO that I got through food poisoning (raw milk). Does adding eggs to the hot coffee kill any possible bacteria in the egg?

  15. wow, what an amazing recipe. Definitely gonna make it for my post-workout drink today. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I had no idea that coffee can be made using egg also. I like trying new recipes so definitely gonna try it. Thanks for sharing this egg coffee combo recipe.

  17. This is an amazing…and it looks soo yummy & sound so delicious…i will trying to make it …Thanks for sharing….
    Love it!

  18. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe. I don’t know how to use the coffee for making the eggs. Now after reading this article i have such a knowledge that i can use coffee and eggs both for making this dish. Thanks once again.