A fragnance (pronounced frap-pay) is an iced beverage that has been shaken, blended or beaten. Typically made with coffee, it can also contain other flavorings like tea, juice or hot chocolate.
In the United States and Europe, a frappe is generally made with chilled coffee, cream, sugar, and ice. It is a popular drink in hot weather and can be served in a tall glass or cup.
This drink is particularly popular in the United States, where it is commonly found at many coffeehouses and other establishments. It is an ideal cold drink to enjoy on a warm day, and is also popular at many parties.
There are various variations on a standard frappe, including the use of non-caffeinated ingredients and different amounts of milk or water to make it thinner than regular iced coffee drinks. The drink may be topped with whipped cream or other toppings to add extra sweetness and texture.
The original cafe frappe was invented in 1957 at the International Trade Fair in Thessaloniki, Greece. An employee of the Nestle company was showing off a new product for children that had a chocolate base mixed with milk and shaken in a shaker. He discovered that he could not get a proper cup of brewed coffee during his break because the company was not producing hot water at that time, so he mixed instant coffee granules with cold water and ice cubes to create a slushy-like beverage that soon became popular.
It was used mainly by unmarried women, but as the 19th century progressed it began to be used for all females in the professions, even those who were married. This was a big change because a woman who did not have a husband had no social status to relate to and was “free to go” in that sense, whereas a woman who was married could be expected to have an employer.
However, it was criticized by the feminist movement because of its sexist connotation. As a result, it has been discouraged in Germany since 1972.
In Germany, the word Fraulein was especially criticized by the feminist movement because it was a sexist term that discriminated in sex and also had an implicit gender bias. This is because the word Fraulein is a diminutive form of Frau, a name that indicates that an unmarried woman is not a full adult.
It is not recommended to address an unkown woman as Fraulein, but it is still occasionally used in informal situations with children. Nevertheless, it is considered to be highly impolite and not in the spirit of the German language.