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Vietnamese Iced Coffee

When posed the question of how to save money when moving into your own place, I respond with three things: learn to cook for yourself, renovate on your own and learn to make your own coffee. But mostly I’d respond with make your own coffee, because it baffles me that so many people are deceived by the overpriced Starbucks concoctions spiel.

So when life provides you with the sweet luxury of a weekend lie-in, allow for a homemade Vietnamese iced coffee to step in and make you swoon. It’s quickly become my sought out fin de semaine breakfast treat. Make it yours, too!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2-3 tbsp sweet condensed milk (to taste)
  • 1 cup of ice cubes

 

Directions:

1:In a glass, add hot water to your 2 tablespoons of espresso powder. Stir well.

2: Add in the condensed milk and stir.

3: Have ice cubes ready in another tall glass. Pour coffee mixture over ice cubes. Enjoy!

Love,

TM

The Homemaker's Life is a Montreal-based creative lifestyle blog for the avid do-it-yourselfer, creative individual and travel devotee. Realizing how sweet of a friend simplicity is really changes you. It drops you into a place of pure creativity and endless possibility. It satisfies our primal need to work with our hands. Since being married in 2014, I've been interested in things that help me decorate my soul and in seeing the process. This blog was created for the everyday girl. Welcome to the Homemaker's Life! It's going to be a bumpy ride. ''When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4 KJV Love, TM

20 Comments

  • I have never tried Vietnamese iced coffee, but it looks good!

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    • It’s delicious! My now weekend pick me up πŸ™‚

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  • Love your photos, and the way you write, love how you incorporate le franΓ§ais! Love the breaky platter!!! πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you so much, that means a lot! πŸ™‚

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  • Thanks for the tips. I haven’t tried condensed milk. Thank you for stopping by our blog.

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    • Thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoy it, it’s one of my favourite ingredients πŸ™‚

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  • I love coffee! Does it have to have milk?

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    • To be honest, I’m not a huge coffee lover but recently I’ve been really been loving iced coffees πŸ™‚ And no no milk, only sweetened condensed milk πŸ™‚

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  • HI, TM. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post on 6 healthy reasons to eat spicy foods more often.. As a coffee lover, was intrigued by your recipe for cold Vietnamese coffee. Definitely worth a try. Wondered if you might be interested in another coffee treat. Check out cold brewing. I blogged about it, but as a DIYer, you might like it.You substitute time for heat. By not scalding the beans, but letting them s l o w l y absorb the water, they brew up a whole different, far more mellow flavor. Check it out. Good luck with your blog. I am not the every day girl, but I am enjoying my visit here.

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    • Hi Tony, thanks so much for the suggestion. So you wouldn’t use heat at all? What coffee brand do you normally use? Thanks again!

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      • I use Costco Decaf. It might be a Kirkland brand, coarse grind. Check out my post on cold-brewed coffee. Lots of good detail. I soak it 24 hours. Then pour the ‘liquor’ into containers and keep them in the fridge. BTW, makes a great affogato, too. Very smooth.

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      • Correct. You pour cold water over it and w a i t. It takes at least 12 hours. I prefer 24. That’s why I use a nearly a half pound of coffee at a time.

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        • Nice! I’ll try it out! Thank you for the suggestion πŸ™‚

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          • You’re welcome. Please let me know how it goes.

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  • I’ve fallen into the overpriced coffee trap…help! I think I may give this a try πŸ™‚

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    • Please do! It’s my new weekend morning go-to! πŸ™‚

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  • What a great way to start off a sweet weekend!

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    • Absolutely! πŸ™‚

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  • I’m still working on a good Vietnamese iced coffee. I had some sweetened condensed milk left over this week so I made a big glass a couple of days ago. It’s a work in progress but it was good for a first try.

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    • I’m sure it was! To be honest I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but I do love a nice chilly iced coffee πŸ™‚

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