Cafe Sua Da -Vietnamese Iced Coffee
- Vietnamese coffee filter press (about $3-4)
- 2 tbs sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tbs French roast preferably with chicory, medium to coarsely ground (we like Cafe du Monde or Cafe Trung Nguyen)
- large glass of filled with ice
- hot water
In a small coffee cup, add about 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk (adjust amount to your tastes). In the coffee press, add about 2 tablespoons of ground coffee and screw press on snugly, but not too tight.
Place the coffee press over the glass of condensed milk. Pour a bit of hot water into the coffee press and check–if it flows right through, the filter is too loose (use the side of your spoon or a quarter to tighten, one to two turns clockwise. Fill the remainder of the press to about 1/2 inch from the top and cover. The coffee will drip slowly and take about 5 minutes to fully drip so be patient and browse our blog 🙂
When done, set the press aside and stir well. Pour over a large ice filled glass and enjoy.
How fast the coffee drips effects the strength of the coffee. The tighter the filter, the slower the drip, the stronger the coffee. I’ve also tried it with half the amount of condensed milk and used fat-free French Vanilla half and half and it turned out great with half the amount of calories!
This is the perfect beverage when I need a jump start in 115 degree weather in Arizona.