Find out how to Make Vietnamese Iced Espresso

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

Vietnamese espresso might be loved sizzling, however on this tutorial we’ll be making an iced espresso that is each wealthy and candy.

Though it’s common to make use of darkish roasted espresso for this drink, I’ve discovered that it’s completely superb to make use of medium roasted espresso. Nonetheless, evenly roasted coffees ought to be averted as they are typically overpowered by the sweetness of condensed milk.

What you want

  • Vietnamese Espresso
  • floor espresso
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Spoon
  • Cup or cup
  • Rock
  • (non-obligatory) fish sauce and toothpicks

Vietnamese coffee set

Set of Vietnamese Espresso Filters

#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 may at all times add condensed milk later. Do not add ice. That’s the final step.

Condensed milk and Vietnamese coffee machine

#2 Take away the Filter Prime Display screen

The espresso can be under the highest display, so take away it earlier than including the espresso.

#3 Add floor espresso to the filter

Add a spherical teaspoon. There are completely different opinions on the very best grind stage. Every little thing from uncooked French presses to superb espresso. How tightly screwed the filter is will play a task. Reasonable grinding is an efficient place to start out.

More Ground Coffee for Vietnamese baristas

Some variations of this recipe use chicory. That is non-obligatory. You need to use a espresso like Cafe du Monde, which has chicory, or you’ll be able to add your individual. If you happen to’re mixing chicory your self, you do not want greater than 1/2 teaspoon.

#4 Cowl with Prime Filter

Twist the highest filter till it suits snugly. If you happen to determine to make use of the coarse grinding technique, you might should be somewhat tighter. Extra on that under.

Remove the top filter cover of the Vietnamese coffee machine

#5 Place the Brewer on a mug with a stand

The benefit of brewing espresso in a cup as a substitute of a cup is you can watch the brewing course of happen.

Setup Vietnamese coffee machine on cup

#6 Add sizzling water

Fill the Vietnam Espresso Filter with sizzling 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 move by way of the filter. If it runs too quick, you’ll be able to tighten the highest filter or use a much less coarse grinding technique. If it runs too slowly, the grind could also be too superb or the filter is screwed too tight.

There may be additionally a lid you can place on prime of the filter. I don’t use it. I want to observe the brewing progress so I do know if I would like to regulate the grind or alter the tightness of the highest filter.

pour hot water into Vietnamese coffee filter

#7 Anticipate Brew to complete

The best half. Simply anticipate the water to move by way of the filter. For the primary few brews, use a stopwatch. The espresso will drip by way of the filter. Set objectives between 4 and 5 minutes. See the recommendation in Step #6 if you happen to’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.

Coffee with condensed milk for Vietnamese iced coffee

#9 (non-obligatory) 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 a} small quantity of salt or salt has 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 will not be a darkish roast, I am going to skip this step.

#10 Use With Ice

Combine ice into the drink and revel in!

Vietnamese Iced Coffee


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

Condensed Milk – A Wikipedia web page that describes how condensed milk is produced utilizing steam and sugar in order that it may be preserved for a few years.

Vietnamese Iced Espresso – Wikipedia web page.

Title Lee Aik Quickly’s picture.

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

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