Vietnamese Iced Coffee is known for the unique taste of dense and thick black coffee, sweetened condensed milk and of course the ice cubes. But the question is, what is a recipe for Iced Vietnamese Coffee so that it tastes as if you were in at a Cafe in Saigon?
Making a Vietnamese Iced Coffee is quick and easy and on hot summer days or really anytime of year can be an enjoyable and delicious drink either whether you are at home or on road. Read on to find out more details on how to make this traditional coffee.
If you want make Vietnamese iced coffee, you will need to gather up a few items before you get started.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee Recipe
Ingredients You’ll Need
- A Vietnamese filter or phin, which can be bought at most Vietnamese or Asian stores. If not you can always find one on Amazon.
- 2-3 tablespoon of ground coffee, preferably coffee from Vietnam, such as Trung Nguyen brand. Alternatively, coffee beans from Cafe Du Monde would also do.
- Water – Preferably Filtered
- 2-3 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk
- Ice cubes or crushed ice if you would like it cold (optional). In the winter, a warm milk coffee is also very welcoming.
How to Make Vietnamese Iced Coffee: Step-by-Step
Step 1 – Heat Water
Heat your water to between 195 – 205 F or 30 seconds off boil
Step 2 – Add Condensed Milk
Put 2-3 spoon fulls of sweetened condensed into a mug or small glass. Personally, I would use a small glass, as it is easier to calculate the amount of condensed milk and coffee. I recommend the amount of brewed coffee to be double to triple to the amount of condensed milk.
Step 3 – Put Phin on Cup
Put the phin on top of your mug or glass. Add 2-3 tablespoons of ground coffee in the phin, (depending on how strong you would like it to be). Press the ground coffee with the screen included with the phin set.
Step 4 – Pour the Water
Pour the hot water into the phin until it is ¼ full then wait a few seconds to let the coffee powder is absorbed. Then put more water until the phin is 2/3 full or completely full. |
If you would like to add ice, then do not fill until it is completely full, as the coffee should still be fairly thick. The ice cubes will water it down later, so if the liquid is too light, the coffee can turn out too watery in the end.
Step 5 – Put the Cap on Brew Coffee
Place the cap on top and Let the coffee drip into the glass. It should take about 4 minutes
Step 6 – Remove the Phin
When all coffee has been filtered through, remove the phin.
Step 7 – Stir the coffee
Use a spoon to stir until the coffee has a delicious brown color. Taste the mixture to see if it is sweet enough. If it tastes too watery, add more sweetened condensed milk.
Step 8 – Enjoy
Add crushed ice and enjoy!