Two ingredients are all you need to make this refreshing Vietnamese coffee drink. Let me show you how to recreate the best Iced Coffee with condensed milk at home in under 10 minutes!
If you are yet to try sweetened condensed milk in coffee then you are missing a lot, these two ingredients coffee drink is creamy, sweet, and can be enjoyed cold or hot. I prefer mine ice cold of course! This recipe is so easy to make and can be made with instant coffee, brewed coffee, espresso, or Vietnamese coffee.
It is a refreshing drink that is perfect in the hot weather and if you are like me that enjoys iced coffee or cold brew coffee all year round then this recipe is for you. It can be served to guests when entertaining and it is inexpensive too.
Related post: If you love ice beverages then you will love my homemade iced tea and iced coffee lemonade recipe.
Is Vietnamese coffee a lot more than condensed milk and coffee?
I shared this recipe on my YouTube channel and I had a few comments on how it is not authentic enough because of instant coffee. For reference’s sake, Vietnamese iced coffee is made with sweetened condensed milk and coffee.
Vietnamese iced coffee is also known as cà phê đá or cafe da which is translated to iced coffee. Traditionally, it is made with coffee brewed in a Phin (Vietnamese coffee filter) which then drips slowly and directly over a cup already containing sweetened condensed milk.
Not everyone owns a Phin or the type of coffee (Cafe Du Monde/ coffee with chicory) used by the Vietnamese, that is why I prefer to use espresso or instant coffee. For this recipe, you can use your regular French press coffee which is also known as cafetiere.
What you will need
Coffee: instant coffee, espresso or any other coffee roast of choice
Sweetened condensed milk.
Hot water if using instant coffee.
How to make iced coffee with condensed milk
Brew coffee as you would normally do or make 2 shots of espresso. For more authentic taste, Vietnamese coffee is usually strong but you can adjust to taste.
Add sweetened condensed milk to a cup
Add the hot brewed coffee into the milk and stir to combine. Taste and adjust to preference.
To a separate cup, add ice and pour the sweetened creamy coffee over it. Serve and enjoy!
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Iced Coffee with Condensed Milk ( Vietnamese Coffee)
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee or 1 to 2 shots of brewed espresso
- 4 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk.
- 1 cup Ice
- 200ml Hot water if using instant coffee.
- Brew coffee as you would normally do or make 2 shots of espresso. For a more authentic taste, Vietnamese coffee is usually strong but you can adjust to taste.
- Add sweetened condensed milk to a cup
- Add the hot brewed coffee into the condensed milk and stir to combine. Taste and adjust to preference.
- To a separate cup, add ice and pour the sweetened creamy coffee over it. Serve and enjoy!
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It should be made with chicory coffee brewed strong. thats the only way
Sarah Boan says
Made it and love it