Vietnamese iced coffee (ca phe da) is a traditional Vietnamese coffee recipe which requires small metal Vietnamese drip filter. The medium or coarse ground coffee roast is used which provides a stronger coffee flavour.
This kind of coffee is brewed with a traditional Vietnamese-style press pot that can be placed over a glass, and then the coffee will slowly drip down into the glass. Once finished, the coffee is poured into a glass full of ice to make a refreshing Vietnamese iced coffee. A popular way to drink Vietnamese coffee is by adding sweetened condensed milk, which is called Ca phe sua da.
Ca phe sua da or Café Sua Da is a favourite beverage during hot days. It is a rich, creamy, sweet and cold drink with an intense coffee flavour that is well-liked by coffee lover. The medium-coarse coffee ground and sweetened condensed milk is a must to make this delightful drink. The Vietnamese coffee press is widely available at supermarkets and usually, only cost a few dollars.
However, using a normal French press is also acceptable. The other simplest method is by adding coffee and a cup of hot water, allow it to steep for a few minutes, and then pour through a coffee filter into a glass.
Start the day by making this strong and yet sweet coffee using Vietnamese press pot.
Ingredients (1 serving):
- 2 tbsp coarse ground coffee
- 2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
- 200ml hot water
- Ice cubes
- Put the sweetened condensed milk into a heatproof glass.
- Place the coffee ground at the base of the coffee press. Wet the coffee ground with a little bit of hot water.
- Screw the coffee press tight and place it on top of the glass with condensed milk. Then pour the boiled water into the coffee press. Cover the coffee press with the provided cover. (Refer the instruction manual that is provided with Vietnamese coffee press)
- It will take about 3 to 5 minutes to complete brewing as it drips very slowly. The longer it brews, the stronger the coffee
- In the meantime, place the ice in a tall glass.
- Once it is finished brewing, stir the coffee and milk well. Next, pour the milk coffee into a tall glass filled with ice and enjoy!
Note: Experiment with the amount of coffee and milk to get the perfect Vietnamese iced coffee with milk for your preferences.