Years ago I was first introduced to cà phê sữa đá by a friend. There are numerous Vietnamese restaurants in the DC/MD/VA area and after tasting this delicious drink once, I began traveling to get it on a regular basis. Vietnamese iced coffee is creamy, rich and gives me that great burst of energy you can only get from sugar and caffeine. Bliss! Now that I realize how simple they are to make, I can enjoy them at home whenever I please. You need a Vietnamese coffee filter, which can be found online or at most Asian markets. You also need chicory coffee, which can be found at most supermarkets. I prefer Cafe Du Monde.
- Coffee with Chicory
- Sweetened condensed milk to taste
- Pour some sweetened condensed milk into a glass. Personally, I like this drink very sweet. I'd start with 2 tablespoons and see how you like it.
- Boil some water. Add 2 tablespoons of coffee to the filter, screw the top on and set it on top of the glass.
- Fill the filter all the way with boiling water, place the lid on, and allow the liquid to slowly drip into the sweetened condensed milk. This will take several minutes.
- Once the coffee has finished dripping, stir the mixture together and pour it into a fresh glass over ice. Enjoy!