make Vietnamese iced espresso

Vietnamese type iced espresso (iced milked espresso or milk ice coffe) is tremendous straightforward to make and all you want is a stainless-steel filter for about $7 USD on-line. In case you stay in a metropolis with Vietnamese groceries, you may discover them even cheaper.

Vietnamese espresso might be served scorching, however for this tutorial we will likely be making an iced espresso that’s each robust and candy.

Though it is not uncommon to make use of darkish roasted espresso for this drink, I’ve discovered that it’s completely positive to make use of medium roasted espresso. Nonetheless, calmly roasted coffees needs to be prevented as they are typically overpowered by the sweetness of condensed milk.

What you want

  • Vietnamese espresso filter
  • Floor espresso
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Spoon
  • Cup or cup
  • Rock
  • (elective) fish sauce and toothpicks

Vietnamese coffee set

Vietnamese espresso filter

#1 Add Condensed Milk To The Glass

You do not want a lot as a result of condensed milk could be very candy. Begin with simply sufficient to cowl the underside, possibly 1/3 inch (~1 cm). You possibly can all the time add extra condensed milk later. Do not add ice. That’s the final step.

Condensed milk and Vietnamese coffee machine

#2 Take away the Filter High Display

The espresso will likely be beneath the highest display, so take away it earlier than including the espresso.

#3 Add floor espresso to the filter

Add a teaspoon of floor espresso. There are totally different opinions on the most effective grind stage. Every thing from the uncooked press to the French espresso is sweet. How tight the filter is may even play an necessary function. Average grinding is an effective place to start out.

More Ground Coffee for Vietnamese baristas

Some variations of this recipe use chicory. That is elective. You need to use a espresso like Cafe du Monde, which has chicory in it, or you may add it your self. In case you’re mixing chicory your self, you do not want greater than 1/2 teaspoon.

#4 Cowl with High Filter

Twist the highest filter till it matches snugly. In case you determine to make use of a rough grinder, you might must be slightly tighter. Extra on that beneath.

Remove the top filter cover of the Vietnamese coffee machine

#5 Place the Brewer on a mug with a stand

The benefit of brewing in a glass as a substitute of a mug is you could watch the brewing course of happen.

Setup Vietnamese coffee machine on cup

#6 Add scorching water

Fill the Vietnam Espresso Filter with scorching water. I normally boil water and let it cool for about 30 seconds earlier than pouring.

The water will take 4 to five minutes to go via the filter. If it runs too quick, you may tighten the highest filter or use a much less coarse grinding technique. If it runs too slowly, the grind could also be too positive or the filter is screwed too tight.

There’s additionally a lid you could place on prime of the filter. I don’t use it. I want to watch the brewing progress so I do know if I want to regulate the grind or modify the tightness of the highest filter.

Fill the Vietnamese coffee filter with hot water

#7 Look ahead to Brew to complete

The simplest half. Simply anticipate the water to go via the filter. For the primary few brews, use a stopwatch. The espresso will drip via the filter. Set objectives between 4 and 5 minutes. See the recommendation in Step #6 in the event you’re out of that vary.

Discover how the espresso layers on the condensed milk.

Vietnamese coffee brewing finished

#8 Make espresso and condensed milk

Stir condensed milk into the brewed espresso. Some recipes name for added sugar. I discover the drink candy sufficient, however let your style determine.

Condensed milk coffee for Vietnamese iced coffee

#9 (elective) Add fish sauce

Some locations in Vietnam will soak the tip of a toothpick with fish sauce and stir it into the espresso. I consider the rationale for doing that is that small quantities of salt or salt have been recognized to scale back bitterness. Darker roasted coffees, particularly French Roasts, are typically extra bitter. So by including solely a small quantity of salty fish sauce, darkish roasted espresso can have a extra scrumptious style. If the espresso you are utilizing is just not a darkish roast, I am going to skip this step.

#10 Use With Ice

Combine ice into the drink and luxuriate in!

Vietnamese Iced Coffee


Directions for cooking Vietnamese iced espresso with inanimate objects – Comedian model of this information.

Condensed milk – The Wikipedia web page describes make condensed milk utilizing steam and sugar so that it’ll nonetheless have a shelf life for a few years.

Vietnamese Iced Espresso – Wikipedia web page.

Title Lee Aik Quickly’s picture.

Brewing images by Joseph Robertson of Extracted Journal, a digital espresso journal revealed for iOS and Android.

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