This nontraditional Vietnamese Iced Coffee recipe is as easy as it can be, especially if you already have my cold-brew coffee concentrate ready in your fridge. Combine the strong coffee with sweetened milk and you have a cool summer coffee treat!
My poor Judah was sick all week last week. His fever started Sunday morning and did not break until during the night, Thursday night (early Friday morning). It was crazy. He’s never been this sick! He was in bed all day every day, yet still held a good spirit and positive attitude. Sweet thing.
The doc thought he had strep, but the test came back negative so they poked his finger to check his blood. Judah, of course, was crazy crying during this whole episode of finger poking. Simon started screaming, too, so I was in the doctor’s office with two screaming kids — so fun. Turns out it wasn’t viral (thank the Lord we hopefully won’t catch whatever it was) and probably something bacterial. One week later, he’s 100% now.
The week before last, Judah was at Vacation Bible School (VBS), so my neighbor said he probably caught the sickness there and diagnosed him with “VBS Disease”. Ha! It does get me nervous for the nearing school season where sickness dives right back into your kids again. Are you all ready??
This is the last week for many of you before school starts! CRAZY! My kids don’t start up until the day after Labor Day, but the rest of the schools start next week. I’m a little jealous. But, y’all should be jealous that I get to hang out with my kids a little longer, right? 😉 I’m actually hosting a playdate tomorrow for Judah’s classmates from last year because they are all returning to the same class this year. Should be fun!
Anyway, before the summer comes to a real close…you know, not just the summer school break but the actual summer weather… make sure you try out this sweetened iced coffee that I know you’ll love. Just whip up a batch of my cold brew coffee, first! Traditional, authentic Vietnamese iced coffee is made with hot coffee, but this method is quicker for me as I always have my cold brew coffee concentrate on hand!
- Ice cubes
- Cold brew coffee concentrate , to taste
- 2-3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk , more or less to taste
Fill your cup with ice and pour in cold brew coffee concentrate, to about half way. Stir in sweetened condensed milk until combined. Add more coffee or condensed milk, to taste.
Note: This is certainly not the traditional method of making Vietnamese coffee. An authentic version would require mixing hot coffee with the sweetened milk, then adding the ice. This is the way I like to do it, since I always have cold brew coffee concentrate on hand.