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Vietnamese Iced Coffee

In Uncategorized on March 9, 2011 at 10:41 am

Today I needed a special kinda pick me up!  I normally stick with ice water and the occasional hot tea in the morning, but today I started with Vietnamese Iced Coffee – delish.

Now I don’t own a fancy smancy, albeit inexpensive, Vietnamese steel press – so I used my good ol’ french press.  Yes criminal I know, but the coffee police haven’t knocked down my door.  I am sure they are waiting for me to utilize my new doughnut pans…

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

2 spoonfuls of ground Vietnamese Coffee (or espresso, dark roast, etc.)
1 – 2 spoonfuls of sweetened condensed milk (to taste – and NO substitutions!!)
3/4 cup hot water

Directions: Heat water for press, to almost boiling; grind coffee beans (medium grind) and place grounds and then hot water in press, replace lid, but do not plunge and allow coffee to steep 2-4 minutes.  Meanwhile, pour sweetened condensed milk into bottom of glass.  Once coffee is ready, gently and slowly plunge press, wait 30 seconds after plunging for additional sediment to settle; pour hot coffee into glass.  Stir contents to combine – the coffee will turn a lovely mocha color.  Top the glass off with ice and enjoy!  (If you are not in possession of either kind of coffee press just brew a strong cup of joe in your coffee maker.)

* Note: Vietnamese coffee contains chicory, so if you are going for a more authentic taste use Trung Nguyen or Cafe du Monde.

One = great morning; Two = a destroyed to do list; Three = well I will keep you posted…