Vietnamese Iced Coffee

May 26, 2020 Most Recent

Vietnamese Iced Coffee is a rich, sweet, and delicious tradition that has blossomed out of Vietnam into the whole world. The thing that sets this iced coffee apart is it's typically a French roast coffee brewed through a Vietnamese coffee filter and mixed with condensed milk. The bold, dark flavor of the French coffee contrasts with the sweet creaminess of the condensed milk, which creates a full-bodied, unique taste. So let's give it a try!

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What You Need:

  • French Roast Coffee (if you don't have French Roast whatever you have will most likely be fine)
  • Vietnamese coffee filter - if you don't have one of these, then your normal method of coffee making will be fine.

How to Make It: 

  1. Start by boiling some water.
  2. Remove the metal filter and pour in 1 tablespoon of ground coffee.
  3. Twist the filter on gently until it just starts to have some resistance. Then turn it little more, a bit less than ⅛ a turn.
  4. Ideally you want to add the condensed milk to the cup before brewing because the boiling water actually cooks it. It does have a slight effect on the flavor. For this recipe we’ll add it after since you can more easily adjust how much condensed milk slowly. Once you know the amount you like you can add it straight to the cup before brewing.
  5. Pour a tiny bit of water in the filter just to wet the grind and to let the grind expand a bit. Also this will help rid of some small grinds that happen to make it through the filter. You can toss it out if you see any.
  6. Fill the filter all the way and let it drip. Ideal brewing time comes to about 3 to 5 minutes so adjust the filter tightness accordingly. Too loose and you’ll just have runny brown water. Too tight and nothing will drip through. The filter will be hot, so use a fork or another utensil to adjust. Place the cap on and watch the coffee drip!
  7. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of condensed milk.
  8. For iced coffee, fully dissolve the condensed milk first, let cool a bit, then pour into a glass filled with ice.
  9. Enjoy!

This recipe comes from Hungry Huy

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