While planning for the coffee series, I was just making a list of recipes I wanted to share with all you guys under this. And it was no brainer that I am going to start with the Vietnamese Iced Coffee recipe.
It's sweet, yet gives a good coffee kick, has a slightly creamy texture and takes about 2 minutes to make. The first time I had this coffee was in Thailand, and even though I didn't exactly know what it was back then, I was hooked. Since then I have made it umpteen times.
So, traditionally, for this recipe, we need to brew the coffee using a Vietnamese Coffee Press. It is nothing but a coffee filter that is very commonly used in Southeast Asia. But you can use any type of brewed coffee for this recipe.
I actually really love this recipe made with cold-brewed coffee. To make my cold brew, I add 1-liter water to 100 gms of coarse ground coffee beans and let it seep in for about 24 hrs at room temperature. I filter out the coffee liquid using a muslin cloth or a nut bag after 24 hrs and get rid of the beans.
This coffee liquid can be then stored in a refrigerator for use up to one month. The reason I love cold-brewed coffee is precisely this - make it once and use it multiple times. Perfect for a lazy lad like me.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee Recipe Using Cold-Brewed Coffee
Once we have this cold-brewed coffee ready, all we need to do is mix it up some condensed milk and top it up with ice.
- Cold-brew coffee - 125 ml
- Condensed Milk - 30 gms
- Ice - top the glass
- Any Milk - 50 ml *optional
- We start with about half a cup of cold-brewed coffee.
- Take 2 tablespoons (about 30 gms) of condensed milk and mix it well with the coffee. It takes some time to get fully combined, so do make sure you have that right.
- Take a glass jar filled with ice, and pour this coffee mixture on to the ice.
- Top it up with a little dash of milk (to balance the coffee out) and give it a stir. That's it.
Your Vietnamese iced coffee is ready to b devoured. This coffee is my best friend on a hot summer day and once you try it out, I promise you will have it many times more.
I'm going to come up with a lot many coffee recipes soon, so go ahead and make this one now to avoid the backlog!😁 And do let us know your experiences in the comment section below.