Cà phê Sữa đá, The Vietnamese Iced Coffee Recipe

Franco-Vietnamese cuisine is fusion food at its finest and perhaps its purest.

I first had the drink at a Pho Cafe in Oklahoma City’s Asian District and was completely blown away.

Here’s the recipe so you can try it at home and impress your friends:


2 tablespoons dark-roast ground coffee (preferably Trung Nguyen Premium Blend or Café Du Monde Coffee with Chicory)
2 tablespoons (scant) sweetened condensed milk

Special Equipment:
A single-cup Vietnamese metal coffee filter set

Café Du Monde Coffee with Chicory can be found at cafedumonde.com. The metal filter (phin) and Trung Nguyen coffee can be found at trung-ngyugen-online.com.


There are two ways to make Vietnamese coffee. The simplest method is to steep coffee grounds in a heatproof container with 2/3 cup boiling water for 4 minutes. Pour through a coffee filter into a heatproof glass.
Or use a metal filter, which we recommend. Bring 1 cup water to a boil. Remove top screen from filter, add coffee, then screw on top screen. Place filter over a heatproof 12-oz. glass or measuring cup.
Pour a splash of the hot water into filter; this will allow the coffee grounds to bloom. When coffee begins to drip through, add enough water to reach top of filter. Place lid on filter and let coffee drip for 4 minutes. If coffee stops dripping sooner, gently loosen screw to relieve pressure

Stir in condensed milk until blended. Add ice, stir, and serve.


source: Bon Appetite’s Website



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2 responses to “Cà phê Sữa đá, The Vietnamese Iced Coffee Recipe

  1. Eric Shupps

    Fantastic post. Very helpful. Thanks for the info.

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