Vietnamese iced coffee is known for being strong, sweet, and refreshing. Luckily, you don’t have to fly to Vietnam (or your favorite coffee shop) to enjoy it. It’s very easy to make at home using just a few simple ingredients. You can buy a Vietnamese coffee press (we recommend the Thang Long Vietnamese coffee filter set), but you can also use a coffee brewing method that you already own.
For this guide, we’re using a drip coffee machine, but you can also use a pour-over, French press, or Chemex. Make sure you buy Vietnamese ground coffee if you want it to be authentically chocolatey and rich.
Ready to get started? The ingredients and supplies you need are listed below. Then we’ll show you how to make this international coffee delight.
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How to Make Vietnamese Iced Coffee:
1. Set up your glass.
Put the half cup of ice into the glass you are drinking your iced coffee from. Then place this directly under the pour spout, if you can. If you are using a carafe instead, put the glass aside for later.
2. Set up your brewer.
Scoop two to three tablespoons of the Vietnamese ground coffee into the coffee filter. If you want to make multiple servings, add more, sticking to the proportion of eight ounces of water for every two to three tablespoons of coffee.
3. Start brewing.
If your machine has an iced coffee option, select it and let the brewing begin! Otherwise, brew a cup of coffee as usual, straight onto the ice. Once it has finished brewing, remove the glass from under the drip spout.
4. Add sweetened condensed milk.
Drizzle a spoonful of the sweetened condensed milk over the coffee and ice. Add one more spoonful if you want it sweeter. Stir vigorously and enjoy!