If you haven’t yet tried homemade Vietnamese iced coffee, I’m jealous of you. The first experience really sticks with you. It is definitely one drink to keep in your coffee recipe repertoire.
Most recipes for how to make Vietnamese iced coffee at home call for buying a special roast of beans ground to a specific texture and then a relatively elaborate coffee-brewing process using either a pour-over filter or a Vietnamese press.
Why bother brewing when you could just use Ultra Coffee concentrate?
But you know us, when it comes to our coffee, we're all about skipping the whole rigamarole and getting right to the good part: actually drinking the coffee.
Which is why our recipe for homemade Vietnamese iced coffee uses Ultra Coffee concentrate in place of brewing the coffee yourself.
Specifically, we prefer Dark for this recipe since its blend of organic Colombian and Sumatran beans perfectly captures the classic bold, dark-roast flavor profile of a traditional Vietnamese iced coffee. (But if you only have Original on hand, don’t worry; it will still be delicious.)
And if you're vegan and want a recipe for non-dairy Vietnamese iced coffee, keep reading because we've got something special just for you....
Here’s how to make Vietnamese iced coffee at home, in seconds, with just one tablespoon of Ultra Coffee concentrate.
Jot’s Homemade Vietnamese Iced Coffee
- 6 oz cold water
- 1 tbsp Jot Ultra Coffee concentrate
- 2 tbsp condensed milk (to make vegan, see below)
Combine one tablespoon of Jot liquid coffee concentrate and cold water over ice. Pour the condensed milk on top – savor the image of that rich, creamy milk bloom – and then stir until well combined.
You can easily make this recipe non-dairy by simply substituting non-dairy condensed milk in the same quantity as above.
Here’s our favorite recipe for making vegan condensed milk at home:
Homemade Non-Dairy Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
- ⅔ cup sugar (or maple syrup or honey)
Warm ingredients and whisk until sugar is dissolved, then bring to a low simmer, without stirring, for 30–40 minutes or until milk has darkened and volume has reduced by half.
If you want more great ways to use your Jot Ultra Coffee concentrate, check out all our recipes.