When I wake up in the mornings- more typically during the summer than the winter- I always feel like a nice tall glass of sun tea, or some iced coffee. And I suppose it may be true that coffee is my favorite beverage, and as you know, I love sweets- so when I first tasted Vietnamese Iced Coffee, or cà phê đá more than five years ago, I fell in love. Since then I’ve treated Vietnamese Coffee like a delicacy. I order it whenever I’m in Cambridge, and it’s the only drink I’ll get at Bard. My grandmother gives me packets of instant Vietnamese Coffee called G7, but it’s nowhere near as good as the real thing. That’s why I’ve decided to share with you, the steps on making the best cup of iced cà phê đá you’ll ever have.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee / cà phê đá
5 tbsps of Cafe du Monde Coffee
5 cups of water
10 tbsps of condensed milk
5 tsps of whole milk
Brew the Cafe du Monde, and cool for an hour in the refrigerator.
Into a chilled glass, put two tbsps of condensed milk onto the bottom. Top with two-three ice cubes, and then one cup of the cooled Cafe du Monde.
Add one tsp of whole milk, and begin to stir, until the condensed milk dissolves into the coffee. You’ll know when it is done, because the color of the drink will be a light light brown.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
PS: Definitely told you it was easy!