Vietnamese Iced Coffee

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Calling all you coffee lovers, it’s national coffee month! And what’s not to celebrate but by drinking tons of coffee? Oh wait, you already do that? Well, it’s time to try some Vietnamese iced coffee to quench that thirst!

I’m a coffee addict, but I have some friends who could not live a day without coffee. So to cut back on spending money at Starbucks or your local favorite coffee shop, why not take the time to brew some coffee at home?

Thanks to Bon Appetit for providing me with the directions on how to make the fantastic Viet Iced Coffee!

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons dark-roast ground coffee 
  • 2 tablespoons (scant) sweetened condensed milk

PREPARATION

  • There are two ways to make Vietnamese coffee. The simplest method is to steep coffee grounds in a heatproof container with 2/3 cup boiling water for 4 minutes. Pour through a coffee filter into a heatproof glass.
  • Or use a metal filter, which we recommend. Bring 1 cup water to a boil. Remove top screen from filter, add coffee, then screw on top screen. Place filter over a heatproof 12-oz. glass or measuring cup.
  • Pour a splash of the hot water into filter; this will allow the coffee grounds to bloom. When coffee begins to drip through, add enough water to reach top of filter. Place lid on filter and let coffee drip for 4 minutes. If coffee stops dripping sooner, gently loosen screw to relieve pressure.
  • Stir in condensed milk until blended. Add ice, stir, and serve.

 

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