Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Cà Phê Đá)

Vietnamese Iced Coffee, also known as Cà Phê Đá, is a unique and bold coffee drink made from strong brewed coffee, often Robusta beans, and sweetened condensed milk. It's served over ice, making for a refreshing and indulgent treat perfect for hot days or when you're in the mood for something sweet and strong.

Glass Type: Tall Glass


  • 2 tablespoons of ground coffee (Vietnamese coffee preferred, Robusta beans for a traditional taste)
  • Hot water (enough to fill your coffee filter)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk (adjust to taste)
  • Ice cubes


  • Add the ground coffee to a Vietnamese coffee filter (phin) set over a glass or cup.
  • Pour hot water into the filter and let the coffee drip slowly into the cup. This process should take a few minutes.
  • Once the coffee has finished dripping, remove the filter.
  • Stir in the sweetened condensed milk until completely dissolved and well combined with the coffee.
  • Fill a separate glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour the coffee and condensed milk mixture over the ice.
  • Stir well and enjoy immediately.

Did You Know?

  • Vietnamese coffee is typically made with Robusta beans, which have a stronger, slightly more bitter flavor than Arabica beans, and a higher caffeine content.
  • The slow drip process of the Vietnamese coffee filter extracts a strong and flavorful brew, making it the perfect base for the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Cà Phê Đá is a staple in Vietnamese coffee culture and can be found in cafes and street stalls throughout Vietnam, offering a sweet, creamy, and caffeinated refreshment.