Vietnamese Coffee

June 27, 2014

Ok, let's put aside Vietnamese food for a second. We all know it and we all love it right? Right. What I want to talk to you guys about today is Vietnamese coffee (or iced coffee) and I can guarantee it is unlike any other coffees you've ever had.

It's sweet, it's bitter, it's a little bit naughty and it's addictive. More importantly of course, it tastes bloody amazing. Now do me a favour and throw out your coffee cards from Starbucks, Gloria Jeans and any other coffee shops because you won't be buying from them anymore!

Ingredients //

Strong brewed espresso (at room temperature)
Sweetened condensed milk
Ice cubes (optional)

Method //

1.  If you'd like to make your coffee iced, either freeze some espresso OR condensed milk in an ice cube tray.
2.  Brew fresh espresso (however you usually brew your coffee - coffee machine, plunger, drip etc) and leave to cool.
3.  Once the ice cubes are set, take them out and place in a glass.
4.  Pour espresso into the glass and top up with condensed milk according to your liking.
5.  Stir and serve. Add your ice cubes if you'd like to make iced coffee.

Note - the reason why I don't make normal water ice cubes is to prevent the coffee getting all watery once the cubes are melted and instead, will create a creamier texture because the condensed milk will remain in tact.

Also, if you have any leftover, try freezing them in popsicle moulds!


  1. My husband is half Vietnamese and we always end up eating out at the best (and cheapest) restaurants in the eastern suburbs so this is something right down our alley! Would definitely love to try this at home considering how simple it is, surely I can't stuff this one up right? ;)

    1. I don't believe anyone can stuff this little baby up! Enjoy x

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    1. Did you try it Dee?? I know you're condensed milk's biggest fan ;)