5-Minute Vietnamese Iced Coffee

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Quick and easy Vietnamese iced coffee recipe made in a French press. Just 4 ingredients, made in 5 minutes!

Iced Vietnamese Coffee

Vietnamese Iced Coffee in a French Press

  • Made in 5 minutes, this Vietnamese iced coffee is easy and delicious.
  • Coffee is made in a French press.
  • It’s sweet and creamy, with a caffeine kick.
  • No need for a Phin, a traditional Vietnamese coffee maker and filter.
  • The French press mimics the Phin by letting coffee grounds steep in hot water.
  • This recipe takes a Vietnamese coffee (coffee plus sweetened condensed milk) and adds ice to make it a Vietnamese iced coffee.

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Vietnamese iced coffee ingredients

What you’ll need

How to Make Vietnamese Iced Coffee

STEP 1: Combine coffee and hot water in a French press.

The French press does the same thing that a traditional Vietnamese coffee maker does — it steeps the coffee in hot water.

Make sure to use medium-coarse grind coffee, which is the French press setting. (It’s setting #28 on the Baratza coffee grinder.)

If you’re using an electric kettle to boil water, set the water temperature to 200°F.

Use filtered water whenever possible to make better tasting coffee.

It’s 2 tablespoons of coffee and 3/4 cup of hot water.

STEP 2: Steep for 4 minutes and press down plunger to strain.

STEP 3: Spoon sweetened condensed milk into a cup.

STEP 4: Pour coffee from French press into cup.

Stir.

If you want hot Vietnamese coffee, you can drink it as is.

STEP 5: Add ice.

To make it nice and cold, add ice to cool down the coffee quick. It’s now ready to drink!

VIETNAMESE ICED COFFEE TIPS

  • Making iced and hot Vietnamese coffee is the same — just add ice to make it iced.
  • Use medium-coarse grind coffee for the French press. If the coffee is too finely ground, it’ll pass through the filter and make your coffee cloudy.
  • Any dark roast coffee like French roast would work but Cafe Du Monde is the most popular coffee to use for Vietnamese coffee.
  • The more ice you add, the more watered down the coffee will get.

QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

What kind of coffee should I use?

Cafe Du Monde with chicory is commonly used but any strong brewed coffee will work.

Do I have to use sweetened condensed milk?

Yes, the sweetened condensed milk is essential in making Vietnamese coffee.

Can I use a coffee maker instead of a French press?

A French press is better for making small amounts of strong coffee than a coffee maker.

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Iced Vietnamese Coffee

5-Minute Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Author: Jee Choe
Quick and easy Vietnamese iced coffee recipe made in a French press. Just 4 ingredients, made in 5 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 4 mins
Brew Time 4 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine coffee and hot water in a French press.
    The French press does the same thing that a traditional Vietnamese coffee maker does — it steeps coffee in hot water.
    If you're using an electric kettle to boil water, set the water temperature to 200°F.
  • Steep for 4 minutes and press down plunger to strain.
  • Spoon sweetened condensed milk into a cup.
  • Pour coffee from French press into a cup.
    Stir. Mix the coffee and sweetened condensed milk.
  • Add ice.

NOTES

The recipe is the same to make hot Vietnamese coffee — just don’t add the ice.

NUTRITION

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 148mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 114mg
Keyword Easy, Iced Coffee
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