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Vietnamese Coffee Recipe

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When you think of strong coffee, you might expect a hot, steamy cup of joe with a bitter taste that gives you an instant surge of energy. That's not the case with a serving that channels the Vietnamese culture. In Vietnam, coffee is typically served with ice and a splash of condensed milk to cool it down and sweeten it up. Try this method in your own home for a unique variation on a morning classic.


  • Coffee grounds, dark roast
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1 tray of ice cubes
  • Vietnamese coffee filter, optional
Make a glass of Vietnamese coffee.

First, heat water using the Mr. Coffee® Electric French Press Hot Water Kettle. While it's heating up, prepare each mug by pouring in a splash of condensed milk. Then, scoop 1 tablespoon of ground coffee into the bottom portion of the filter. Screw on the top of the filter and place the contraption over the first mug. Pour hot water through the filter and into the mug. It should take a few minutes for the water to completely sift through the filter, so be patient. Repeat the process for each serving. Finally, vigorously stir the coffee and condensed milk together, add ice and enjoy immediately. Don't worry if the drink is still warm - that's how it should be.

For a simpler approach that doesn't require a special filter, brew a batch of dark roast coffee the way you normally would. While the prep work won't be as fancy or impress your guests like the first approach, it will still provide you with the ingredients necessary to make a unique cup of Vietnamese coffee. Pour a splash of condensed milk into each mug and fill with your batch of coffee. Add ice cubes and serve immediately!