Vietnamese Iced Coffee Recipe

Vietnamese Coffee


  • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground Vietnamese coffee (preferably Trung Nguyen or Cafe du Monde)
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • Ice cubes
  • Boiling water


1. Brewing the Coffee:

  • Use a Vietnamese drip coffee maker (phin) or a French press.
  • Place the coffee grounds in the coffee filter chamber.
  • Assemble the phin or French press, placing it over a heatproof glass or cup.
  • Pour a small amount of boiling water (about 2-3 ounces) into the filter chamber.
  • Allow the coffee to bloom for about 20 seconds.
  • Add more boiling water to the filter chamber until it reaches the top.
  • Place the lid on the phin or cover the French press with its lid and let the coffee drip/steep for about 4-5 minutes.

2. Preparing the Coffee:

  • Once the coffee has finished dripping or steeping, remove the phin or press the plunger down on the French press.
  • You should now have a strong brew of Vietnamese coffee.

3. Sweetening the Coffee:

  • In a glass, add 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk.
  • Pour the brewed coffee over the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Stir well to combine until the milk is fully dissolved in the coffee.
  • Adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more sweetened condensed milk if desired.

4. Serving Vietnamese Iced Coffee:

  • Fill a separate glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour the freshly brewed and sweetened coffee over the ice.
  • Stir to chill the coffee and combine it with the ice.
  • Serve your Vietnamese iced coffee with a straw.

5. Enjoy Your Refreshing Vietnamese Iced Coffee:

  • Sip and savor the rich, sweet, and bold flavors of this classic Vietnamese drink.
  • Customize the strength and sweetness of your coffee to suit your taste preferences.

Note: You can also serve Vietnamese iced coffee with a small glass of water to cleanse your palate between sips and fully enjoy the complex flavors of the coffee.

Now, you can savor the taste of Vietnam with your homemade Vietnamese iced coffee!