What is vietnamese coffee you ask? It’s essentially a strong brew of coffee mixed with condensed milk. It’s typically served with the condensed milk on the bottom of the glass and a specific pour over coffee filter over top, dripping the coffee onto the milk. Then, because the condensed milk stays on the bottom, you mix it with your spoon and it’s good to go! It makes for a real pretty coffee experience, but since these are just popsicles I just did a regular pour over (though any strong brew will do just fine), dumped it in a bowl and mixed in the condensed milk. How unceremonious of me.
- 3 cups brewed dark roast coffee
- ½-2/3 cups sweetened condensed milk
- Brew your coffee very strong, preferably in a pour over or as espresso.
- Add condensed milk to the coffee and stir. I suggest starting out with ½ cup then taste test. If you like it sweeter, keep adding to taste.
- Place the bowl in the fridge and allow to chill for 1-2 hours.
- When thoroughly chilled, pour your coffee mixture into your popsicles moulds. Allow to freeze overnight before consuming.
If you haven’t had it before, condensed milk is super crazy sweet, so I highly recommend you use a dark roast for your coffee to balance out the flavours. I originally wanted to get the same look of vietnamese coffee with the coffee on top of the layer of milk, so I replicated that in my popsicle. I’ll tell you right now friends that condensed milk doesn’t freeze on its own, so perhaps unless you mix it with regular milk, don’t even bother.
You ready to make your own? Let’s go!
From The Ice Cream Archives