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Vietnamese Coffee Recipe – Tea Coffee & Drinks

Vietnamese Coffee is a strong, sweet, and rich drip coffee enjoyed either hot or iced. It is usually prepared with Vietnamese coffee grounds, and condensed milk using the traditional Phin or Vietnamese filter. The recipe I have shared here shows you how to make Vietnamese Coffee in both hot and iced versions with easy step-by-step instructions for you to try at home.

I have also shared a detailed video of this recipe to show the making process visually clear. This Vietnamese Coffee is one of the best drinks filled with an intensely rich flavor of coffee that can be enjoyed hot on cold winter days or iced to refresh your thirst buds on summer days.

Vietnamese Coffee in a glass
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What is Vietnamese Coffee?

Vietnamese Coffee is a intensely rich and strong dripping coffee brewed using a traditional Phin or Vietnamese filter. It is nothing but a stainless steel coffee filter that usually has a dripping tray, coffee cup chamber, coffee compress and lid.

The coffee grounds are usually added into the coffee cup chamber and then screw down with a coffee compress. The coffee filter with dripping tray is placed on a serving glass with condensed milk. And the coffee chamber is filled with boiling water and closed with its lid.

Finally, the drip brewed coffee collected along with condensed milk in the glass is mixed well and served as it is hot or iced with lot of ice cubes. The hot version is called café nong and the iced version is called cà phê sữa đá in Vietnamese language.

Even though the traditional recipe requires the stainless steel coffee filter or Phin which helps to achieve a strong and intensely rich coffee, you can also use other brewing methods. You could use moka pot, French coffee press or other dripping methods to achieve similar results.

Ingredients

The ingredients you will need to make this Vietnamese Coffee are simple. But you will also need the traditional phin or Vietnamese Coffee filter to enjoy the authentic flavor and taste. You can find the ingredients as well as the coffee filter in most Asian stores around.

Vietnamese Coffee Ingredients on a table
  • Coffee – Here I have used the Vietnamese Coffee grounds but you can also use other French roast coffee grounds that are handy to you. You can also find Trung Nguyen, Café du monde and similar Vietnamese coffee grounds that are easily available in online stores
  • Condensed Milk – It gives the perfect sweetness to your strong coffee. You can feel free to adjust the quantity based on how strong your coffee want to be
  • Water – Boiling water to brew your coffee

How to Make Vietnamese Coffee?

I have shared here how to make authentic Vietnamese Coffee both hot and iced using a traditional Vietnamese coffee filter. It is a strong coffee with a sweet condensed milk taste notes and the unique brewing method makes this drink special from other coffees.

Vietnamese Coffee in a glass

Following are the high-level instructions to make this drink but for detailed step-by-step instructions with photo and video, please check out the recipe card below.

  • Add Condensed Milk – In a serving glass, add 3 tbsp. of condensed milk
  • Place the Filter – Take the coffee filter or Phin and place them at top of the glass with condensed milk
  • Add Coffee Grounds – Now add the coffee grounds to the filter chamber cup and make sure to spread them evenly
  • Screw the Coffee Press – Press the coffee grounds with the coffee press and screw down slowly half the way. Make sure not to screw it tightly which makes it hard to filter
  • Wet the Coffee – Add 1 tbsp. of boiling water and close the lid. Wait for a few seconds and this helps to moisten the coffee grounds
  • Brew the Coffee – Now open the lid and fill the filter with boiling water and close the lid. Now the coffee will start to drip and wait until all the coffee is brewed into the glass
  • Mix and Serve – Mix well with the spoon and it is ready for you to taste and enjoy

Ice Vietnamese Coffee

For the iced version, bring down the hot coffee mixed with condensed milk to room temperature. Fill a glass with a lot of ice cubes and pour the prepared Coffee into it. Now the refreshing Iced Vietnamese Coffee is ready for you to taste and enjoy.

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Tips

  • For Rich Flavor – Using Vietnamese coffee grounds or fresh roast coffee gives a rich taste and flavor to your coffee
  • Condensed Milk – The quantity of condensed milk I have used here gives the moderate sweetness and moderately strong coffee flavor. But for intense coffee flavor feel free to reduce the quantity of condensed milk
  • Phin or Filter – I have used the 8 oz. Coffee filter with a cup attached to the dripping filter tray and a screw-down coffee press with a lid. The screw-down coffee press helps to control the coffee dripping which may vary with other models
  • Coffee Grounds – Even though Vietnamese Coffee grounds gives an authentic taste and flavor to this recipe, feel free to use any high-quality French Roast Coffee grounds to achieve similar results
  • Serving – Serve this delicious Coffee hot on cold winter days or iced to quench your thirst on hot summer days

Calories

This Vietnamese Coffee I have shared here contains 191 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may change if you add or alter any of the ingredients. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card below.

Storage Suggestions

This Coffee tastes strong and aromatic when brewed fresh and I would not suggest storing them which will not give you the best taste and flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this rich coffee drink hot to make yourself cozy on cold winter days or iced to quench your thirst on hot summer days.

You could also find similar drinks below and more at coffee recipes.

Vietnamese Coffee Recipe video

I have also shared a detailed video of this Vietnamese Coffee Recipe below that I hope will help you to make a delicious drink either a hot or iced version. And you could also find this recipe in story format.

📖 Recipe

Vietnamese Coffee in a glass

Vietnamese Coffee

Yield:
1 cup

Cook Time:
5 minutes

Total Time:
5 minutes

Vietnamese Coffee is a strong, sweet, and rich drip coffee enjoyed either in hot or iced version. It is usually prepared with the Vietnamese coffee grounds, and condensed milk using the traditional Phin or Vietnamese filter. This Vietnamese Coffee is one of the best drinks filled with intense rich flavor of coffee that can be enjoyed hot on cold winter days or iced to refresh your thirst buds on summer days.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Vietnamese Ground Coffee

  • 1 cup Boiling Water

  • 2 tbsp Condensed Milk

  • Ice Cubes (for iced version)

Notes

  1. For Rich Flavor – Using Vietnamese coffee grounds or fresh roast coffee gives a rich taste and flavor to your coffee
  2. Condensed Milk – The quantity of condensed milk I have used here gives the moderate sweetness and moderately strong coffee flavor. But for intense coffee flavor feel free to reduce the quantity of condensed milk
  3. Phin or Filter – I have used the 8 oz. Vietnamese Coffee filter with a cup attached to the filter and a screw-down coffee press with a lid. The screw-down coffee press helps to control the coffee dripping which may vary with other models
  4. Coffee Grounds – Even though Vietnamese coffee grounds gives an authentic taste and flavor to this recipe, feel free to use any high-quality French Roast Coffee grounds
  5. Serving – Serve this delicious Vietnamese Coffee hot on cold winter days or iced to quench your thirst on hot summer days

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 1

Serving Size: 1 cup

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 191Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 32gProtein: 5g

Disclaimer: Nutrition information comes from third-party apps and calculators. The information is purely an estimate and provided for information purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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FAQ

What is Vietnamese Coffee?

Vietnamese Coffee is a super rich, intensely strong and sweet dripped coffee. It is usually prepared with a Vietnamese ground coffee, and condensed milk using a traditional Phen or Vietnamese coffee filter. This Vietnamese Coffee is served hot as it is or filled with lot ice cubes to enjoy it as iced.

Is Vietnamese Coffee stronger than regular?

Yes, usually Vietnamese coffee are stronger than the regular coffee due to its unique brewing method. But the intense strong flavor of the coffee is balanced by the condensed milk which delivers a thick and creamy texture to your drink

What is different about Vietnamese Coffee?

This coffee is prepared using a unique drip brewing method using the traditional Vietnamese filter or Phin. This dripping method gives the perfect, thick and strong coffee that is different from other coffee brewing.

Does Vietnamese Coffee contain caffeine?

Yes, Vietnamese coffee usually uses Robusta Beans that drinks rich in caffeine compared to other coffee.

How to drink Vietnamese Coffee?

It is usually enjoyed hot along with breakfast, on cold winter days or iced to quench your thirst on summer days.

What are the calories in Vietnamese Coffee?

This coffee I have shared here contains 191 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may change if you add or alter any of the ingredients. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card above.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe that I have shared here and I would love to hear from you on how it turned out for you. Please let me know.

If you have any other questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Enjoy!

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