It's hot outside, which means it's time to start drinking Vietnamese Iced Coffee, or ca phe sua da. If you've never had it before, you're in for a treat. It tastes like drinking melted coffee ice cream! I've got the little coffee brewing cup that I purchased in Saigon, so I need to get to the store today for coffee beans and condensed milk. How had I forgotten about this treat until now?!
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My sister and I both love this drink. Thanks to our support group, we’re no longer as addicted; at least, that’s what we tell them. I was thinking about making a dessert using this coffee and now, I think I’ve got an idea!
Could someone suggest a quick recipe so I may try my hand at it?
Alyce, if you click on the link (where it says “Vietnamese Iced Coffee” with the underline) there’s a recipe for it! 🙂
The local Asian place here in Santa Fe, Jinja, got me hooked on Vietnamese Coffee as a dessert treat.
I never considered chilling it down! I’ll pull out my little silver widget and try it out this evening. Thanks!
True Vietnamese iced coffee calls for a standard, pre–ground Vietnamese brand. Trung Nguyen, or the Du Monde with chicory is quite popular. Lucky for you, these are quite cheap ($4 for 12oz) at many Vietnamese grocery stores.
If you get this at a Vietnamese restaurant, be forewarned in that it’s often extremely sweet and cloying. They’ll often use 1/2 coffee, 1/2 condensed milk.
I’m so embarrassed. Thx.
No problem! 🙂
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