This incredibly refreshing pick- me – up Vietnamese Iced Coffee is the best summer workday companion guaranteed to drive your afternoon slump away!
My hankering for a rejuvenating cooler on a particularly hot dreary day of invoices and client calls brought me to make this Vietnamese Iced Coffee! For those of you who don’t know what it is, this drink is strong coffee mixed with creamy sweetened condensed milk and ice. Not only was the iced coffee an excellent thirst quencher, but it also tasted just like a creamy smooth dessert in a glass! The flavours in this are wonderfully bold and it has the perfect balance of sweetness and intense coffee.
Technically this isn’t the traditional Vietnamese Iced Coffee. For that, you need a Vietnamese coffee filter, which is not difficult to find online. I used my regular stovetop coffee maker for this. The brew was made separately and then added to the condensed milk. But I’m told the taste of the traditionally brewed Vietnamese coffee is unparalleled! This space will be updated as soon as I try that.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee is often made with dark roast coffee. Since I had none on hand so we made do with medium dark roast this time! Make sure the texture of your coffee is a medium-coarse grind. If it’s too fine, the coffee will just fall through the filter. I simply poured the freshly brewed coffee into a glass with 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk. Then all you have to do it stir it well and add plenty of ice!
It really doesn’t take much to make a good quality iced coffee at home. You can control the sweetness by reducing the quantity of condensed milk used or make the coffee stronger, simply by adding another tablespoon of ground coffee to your coffee maker. The better the quality of your coffee beans, the better your coffee will taste.
I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but this Vietnamese Iced Coffee is making my world go around! And the kids are now hands on with the whole process and loving their Iced Coffee afternoons!