Vietnamese Iced Coffee Recipe

Vietnamese Iced Coffee
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook time: 5 Minutes
  • Total time: 10 Minutes
  • Serves: 1


  • 1 Tbsp medium-coarse ground coffee
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Ice


  1. Add the sweetened condensed milk to a glass.
  2. Next, add the ground coffee to the coffee press. Add the top filter onto the coffee, don't tighten it too much.
  3. Place the press on top of the glass.
  4. Now, pour boiling water into the press, and it should start to drip slowly.
  5. While it is dripping, fill a different glass with some ice.
  6. Once the press has finished dripping, remove the press and mix the coffee with the condensed milk.
  7. Pour the coffee mixture into the glass with ice.
  8. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • If the coffee press is dripping too slowly, you can loosen the screw. Alternatively, tighten the screw if it is dripping too fast. Not all presses use the screw method so this may not be possible.
  • As I mentioned above, if you’re unable to find a Vietnamese coffee press, then you can use an alternative method for brewing coffee. Just make sure it makes espresso strength coffee; otherwise, you might find this recipe won’t taste as good.
  • If you find your coffee is too sweet, then you can reduce the amount of condensed milk. The amount of coffee to sweetened condensed milk just comes down to preference.
  • Any brand of coffee will work just fine, but if you want to be as traditional as possible, I would recommend a Vietnamese dark roast coffee.
  • Sweetened condensed milk is sweet, thick, sticky, and delicious. Also an essential ingredient for our Vietnamese iced coffee recipe. You should be able to find it at your local supermarket or online at shops like Amazon.

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