Vietnamese style iced coffee (ca phe sua da or cà phê sữa đá) is super easy to make and all you need is a stainless steel filter that costs around $7 USD online. If you live in a city with a Vietnamese grocery store, you will likely find them even cheaper.
Vietnamese coffee can be served hot, but for this tutorial, we are going to brew an iced coffee that is both strong and sweet.
Although it is traditional to use dark roasted coffee for this drink, I discovered it is perfectly fine to use a medium roast. However, light roasted coffees should be avoided as they tend to be overpowered by the sweetness of the condensed milk.
What You’ll Need
- Vietnamese Coffee Filter
- Ground coffee
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Glass or mug
- (optional) fish sauce and a toothpick
#1 Add Condensed Milk to Glass
You don’t need much, as condensed milk is very sweet….
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