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 !
If use vietnamese coffee press (phin) (yield ⅔ cup strong black coffee):
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.
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.
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.
Mix the hot coffee with dairy-free condensed milk then pour it over a cup of ice cubes for Dairy-free Vietnamese Iced Coffee !
If use French Press (yield ½ cup strong black coffee):
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.
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.