Iced Coffee


What does this mean? It means that I stayed up too late last night, and I still have many things to do! I first discovered this delicious drink at a Vietnamese restaurant years ago. They called it “Vietnamese Coffee”. My friends called it “liquid cigarettes”. Whatever you call it, it is tasty, and it will wake you up.

Start with a layer of sweetened condensed milk in the bottom of a tall glass. How much depends on the strength of the coffee and how sweet you like it… I usually begin with about 1/8 to 1/4 cup. The Vietnamese restaurant used a special little drip pot that sits right on top of the glass. A shot or two of espresso will have the same effect. I used our little Moka Express to make my espresso. Stir the espresso into the sweetened condensed milk and then add ice… lots of ice. Stir a little bit more and then enjoy! If you’re like me and don’t often indulge in high amounts of caffeine, you will soon be bouncing off of the walls.

One Response to “Iced Coffee”

  1. Megan Kyanka Says:

    Hey Erin! When I use to work at a Japanese Teppanyaki resaurant (ran by Vietnamese) we use to drink this mix every morning. Definitely the best tasty energy drink!

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