Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnamese Iced Coffee, also known as cà phê đá or café da is a traditional Vietnamese coffee recipe. At its simplest, cà phê đá is made using medium to coarse ground dark roast Vietnamese-grown coffee with a small metal Vietnamese drip filter. After the hot water is added, the drip filter releases drops of hot water slowly into a cup. This finished cup of hot coffee is then quickly poured into a glass full of ice making the finished Vietnamese iced coffee.

Origin: Vietnam

Pairing: Pho or other Vietnamese cuisine

Difficulty: Medium

Strength: High


  • 2 tablespoons dark roast coffee
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Ice


  1. Add coffee to a Vietnamese coffee press (Phin filter) and place it over a glass.
  2. Pour a small amount of boiling water into the press to allow the coffee grounds to bloom.
  3. After about 30 seconds, fill the press with the remaining boiling water.
  4. Cover the press and let the coffee drip through the filter into the glass.
  5. Once the coffee has finished dripping, remove the press and stir in the condensed milk.
  6. Fill a separate glass with ice, and pour the coffee over the ice.

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