Vietnamese Iced Coffee


So last week I stated that the weather in Texas was going to be hot on Christmas Eve. The weather wasn’t fibbing either; it sadly got up to seventy-nine degrees. However, instead of me being a debbie downer about the heat, I chose to make the best of it and have a Christmas Eve celebration Texas-style.

I had so much fun doing several things, but one of the activities I enjoyed most was making this Vietnamese Iced Coffee as I had planned on doing. Although, I had to make this drink twice to get it taste just right. But it was very worth it because let me just tell you that this stuff is so so good, no, wait it’s delicious, very easy to make, and refreshing!

The main ingredient that makes this Vietnamese is the condensed milk (pictured top), not to be confused with evaporated milk (pictured bottom):

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Although, they are both canned dairy products, condensed milk is a thick, oozy, very sugary product that has an entirely different effect than evaporated milk, which tastes like plain milk to me. I use it for things like Libby’s Pumpkin Pie. You cannot replace one for the other. Condensed milk is the stuff you shower over your shaved snow, shaved ice, or use in a key lime pie. Evaporated milk is more similar to half-and-half. Be sure to get the correct one!

After you have combined all of your ingredients, make sure to mix it up extremely well. Otherwise, the condensed milk sinks to the bottom, and it will get too sweet at the finish. However, I suppose if it came down to it, you could only add more coffee and milk and then enjoy even more of this delicious drink either on a scorching day during the summer or on one of those really warm days during the wintertime. I promise you that this refreshing drink will surely take the stress of the heat off your mind.

 

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Ingredients

A handful Ice cubes 2/3 C Cold brew coffee or more if desired 

Half and half, heavy cream, or whole milk

2-3 Tbsp Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

Instructions

Pack a glass full of ice cubes. Fill your glass with cold brew coffee. Combine the healthy splash of milk. Add two-three tablespoons sweetened condensed milk and stir (or shake) well to combine. Taste and adjust milk or condensed milk as required.

Adapted from: The Pioneer Woman

Have a very Merry Christmas!


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