Take your keto iced coffee to the next level with this Vietnamese-inspired twist. It’s a delectable mix of strong dark coffee and keto condensed milk. It will be the highlight of your summer!
The warm weather is finally here and I plan on making this Keto Vietnamese Iced Coffee all summer long. It’s sweet and rich, with bold coffee flavor. And since it’s served over ice, it’s also incredibly refreshing.
It’s everything I look for in a coffee drink. Between this recipe and my Keto Frappuccino, it’s going to be a wonderful summer!
What is Vietnamese Iced Coffee?
If you’ve never heard of this iced beverage, you are certainly not alone. I only started hearing about it a few years back. And upon hearing that it was sweetened with condensed milk, I was eager to try a keto variation.
But I always do my research and I quickly discovered that it’s not just any old coffee that goes into Vietnamese Ice Coffee. The authentic version uses dark roasted Vietnamese coffee and a special metal filter called a Phin. The coffee drips through slowly, resulting in a unique bold flavor.
Thanks to this recipe on The Woks of Life, I learned quite a bit about the process.
An easier keto version!
For my keto iced coffee, I decided to take a simpler approach. As followers of the keto diet, we have to make our own sugar-free condensed milk. So that’s an extra step for us as it is.
And I already have plenty of coffee gear, so I decided to use the pour-over method to get the same slow drip into the glass. Other recipes suggest using French Press coffee or espresso to get a similar bold flavor.
Ingredients you need
- Keto sweetened condensed milk: This is incredibly easy to make yourself at home. All you need is heavy cream, sweetener, butter, and a little xanthan gum or glucomannan to help thicken it.
- Ground coffee: If you use my pour-over method, choose finely ground coffee. But if you use a French press or a real Vietnamese Phin, you should choose a coarse grind.
- Hot water for brewing the coffee.
How to make Vietnamese-style keto iced coffee
Add the keto condensed milk: I used about 2 tablespoons of my homemade condensed milk to get the right sweetness. You can do more or less, to your taste. You can also easily add more at the end.
Set the coffee filter over the glass: This is if you are using my pour-over method. Otherwise you can simply brew the coffee separately and pour it into your glass.
Add the coffee to the filter: I found 2 tablespoons of ground coffee to be just right for good, bold flavor.
Pour hot water slowly over the grounds: The key to Vietnamese coffee is the slow drip into the glass so take your time with this.
Add ice, stir, and enjoy!
Recipe Tips & FAQs
Absolutely! I have made my sugar-free condensed milk with coconut milk many times and it works quite well. It has a different flavor profile and it takes a bit longer to thicken up. Just skip the butter altogether.
As long as your ingredients are fresh when you make it, the condensed milk should be good for 7 to 10 days. Store it in a sealable glass jar in the fridge. I have one in mine right now and it’s still good after 8 days!
More easy keto beverages
Keto Vietnamese Iced Coffee Recipe
- 2 tablespoon keto condensed milk
- 2 tablespoon finely ground coffee
- 6 ounces hot water
- Crushed ice
- Add the condensed milk to the bottom of a glass. Set the coffee dripper on the glass and add two tablespoons of finely ground coffee.
- Slowly pour the hot water over the grounds, allowing the coffee to drip through into the glass.
- When all the coffee has dripped through, stir to mix into the condensed milk. Add ice to fill the cup and enjoy!