Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee with dairy-free condensed milk. This easy Vietnamese iced coffee recipe is dairy-free and can be made Whole30. Your favorite Vietnamese Iced Coffee just made healthier and better than Starbucks !

Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee with dairy-free condensed milk Recipe.

Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan, and with Whole30 alternative)

Nate and I love Vietnamese iced coffee. Whenever we visit Vietnamese restaurants in Brooklyn we always share a big cup of Vietnamese Iced Coffee (and without the condensed milk).

Healthy Dairy-Free Paleo Condensed Milk with coconut milk or dairy-free milk sweetened with dates.

Wait ! Vietnamese Iced Black Coffee ? Yes. We love Vietnamese coffee but not so much about the overly sweet condensed milk. So I decided to experiment and make my own healthier version of dairy-free condensed milk that’s sweetened with dates and hence the recipe today – Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee !

Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee with dairy-free condensed milk Recipe ingredients.

How to make Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee

If you want to go the traditional route which is what I’m sharing with you here today, you can use the Vietnamese coffee filter/maker called phin. However you can absolutely enjoy a lovely cup of Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee, using French press or any espresso (or dark roast coffee). More info on the type of coffee beans below.

Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee Vietnamese Coffee Ground Beans

In the restaurants, the size of the Vietnamese coffee maker (called phin) is usually between 6-8 oz. I bought an 8 oz. phin on amazon that costs about $10 dollars. It’s really simple to make Vietnamese coffee using the phin and takes about 3-4 minutes to brew the coffee.

Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee with Vietnamese Coffee Maker Phin

How is Vietnamese coffee maker (phin) different from pour over coffee maker ?

The main difference with a Vietnamese coffee maker is that the ground coffee is placed between two “filters” or perforated disks – one below the ground coffee and one above. The water is poured over the top filter disk and allowed to percolate through it, then the coffee, then the bottom disk. The result is that it forces the water to go through the beans slower and you end up with a stronger cup of coffee. It also doesn’t need a paper filter and works great for iced coffee because the melting ice cubes serve to dilute the strong coffee and make it perfect strength.

Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee with Vietnamese Coffee Maker Phin

Type of coffee beans for Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Many Vietnamese use Cafe Du Monde French Roast Chicory coffee and this is the coffee I use for my Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee recipe. Personally I really love it. The coffee has a nice dark roast chicory flavor that makes the coffee tastes really authentic. However, you can also use French roast coffee or any espresso beans as long as the coffee is medium coarse ground. Fine ground coffee will fall right through the little holes of the phin (Vietnamese coffee maker/filter).

Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee black coffee Whole30 Vietnamese Coffee

Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee with dairy-free condensed milk recipe

So friends this Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee is –

Easy
Healthy
Paleo
Vegan
& Sweetened with Dairy-Free Condensed Milk !

If you give this Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee a try, let me know ! Leave a comment and rate the recipe. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #IHeartUmami on Instagram. I’d love to see what you come up with. XOXO !

Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee with dairy-free condensed milk Recipe.

5 from 15 votes
Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee with dairy-free condensed milk Recipe.
Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan)
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
6 mins
 

Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee with dairy-free condensed milk. This easy Vietnamese iced coffee recipe is dairy-free and can be made Whole30. Your favorite Vietnamese Iced Coffee just made healthier and better than Starbucks !

Course: Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Dairy-Free)
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 19 kcal
Author: ChihYu
Ingredients
Instructions
If use vietnamese coffee press (phin) (yield ⅔ cup strong black coffee):
  1. Add 1 tbsp dark roast and medium ground coffee into an 6 to 8 oz. filter cup chamber. Gently tab the cup a little so that the finer grounds can fall through and won’t end up in your coffee. Place the perforated tray under the filter cup and insert the perforated disk (with a small handle) inside the cup and on top of coffee grounds.

    Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee Vietnamese Coffee Ground Beans
  2. Turn the disk handle 90 to 180 degree to level out the ground coffee. You do not need to pack down the coffee as the weight of the disk insert is enough to do the job. Place the entire phin on top of a heat-proof glass cup.
    Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee with Vietnamese Coffee Maker Phin
  3. Add 2 tbsp nearly boiling hot water (200F) into the chamber. Wait 20 seconds to allow the coffee to expand. Then add ⅔ cup hot water into the chamber and close with the lid. It will take about 3-4 minutes for the coffee to completely drip through the filter into the cup.
    Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee with Vietnamese Coffee Maker Phin
  4. Mix the hot coffee with dairy-free condensed milk then pour it over a cup of ice cubes for Dairy-free Vietnamese Iced Coffee !
    Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee with dairy-free condensed milk Recipe.
If use French Press (yield ½ cup strong black coffee):
  1. Add 2 tbsp medium ground dark roast coffee with ⅔ cup hot water. Steep for 5 to 6 minutes. Pour the coffee to a heat proof glass and mix it with dairy-free condensed milk then pour it over a cup of ice cubes for Dairy-free Vietnamese Iced Coffee. The recipe can be easily doubled.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  • Not sure how much coffee ground to use ? In general follow the 1 tbsp ground coffee to ⅔ cup hot water rule as Vietnamese coffee is quite strong. Almost similar to espresso. Some people, however, prefer to use 2 tbsp ground coffee to ⅔ cup hot water ratio.

 

  • Type coffee beans for Vietnamese coffee - I highly recommend using Cafe Du Monde French Roast. Alternatively, you can also use any medium-ground espresso beans or French dark roast beans.

 

 

  • To make Whole30 Vietnamese Iced Coffee, use Whole30 compliant coffee creamer such as Nut Pods.

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 19 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Paleo Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee with dairy-free condensed milk Recipe.

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