Vietnamese Style Coffee – Iced or Hot

Iced Vietnamese Style Coffee

Iced Vietnamese Style Coffee

   
The recipe for homemade condensed coconut milk was a sweet revelation. It has only two ingredients, canned coconut milk and agave syrup. The two ingredients were easy. The difficult part was watching it for hours while it cooked down to the desired consistency. But, oh, what a result!

I was going to be in the kitchen most of the day anyway converting another recipe to gluten-free and vegan so it’s not like I stood around patting my foot and waiting for the timer every 15 minutes. But it did take much longer than I expected – like maybe 5-6 hours. As it thickened the heat had to be constantly adjusted to keep it from boiling over, ‘glurping’ spatters all over the stove, or scorching.

Homemade Condensed Sweetened Coconut Milk

Homemade Condensed Sweetened Coconut Milk

Condensed Coconut Milk Recipe at -> And Love It Too

I declared it ‘done’, poured it into a glass jar, and put it in the refrigerator. It looks like ‘dulce de leche’  which is an incredibly decadent caramel sauce thought to have been invented in Argentina. This vegan version is better – it has a toasted coconut undertone which makes it even more scrumptious!

Combine this condensed sweetened coconut milk recipe with the recipes for Vietnamese Iced Coffee found on the internet and you have an awesome beverage. I don’t have the dark roast coffee beans or the fancy little press specified for the classic recipes. Just using my favorite instant coffee produced a wonderful taste experience without the expense of a coffee shop version. So give it a try with your coffee preference or whatever you have on hand.

Vietnamese Style Iced Coffee – single serving
4 ounces of double-strength coffee
2 tablespoons condensed sweetened coconut milk
4 ounces of other non-dairy milk (I used Almond Breeze)
5 drops vanilla
6 drops liquid stevia (adjust for your personal taste)
Ice cubes (preferably made with stevia sweetened coffee)

Preparation:
Pour the hot (or lukewarm) coffee into a 12-16 ounce glass. Heat helps to dissolve the condensed milk which is quite thick. Stir vigorously. Add the remainder of the ingredients and then the ice. Stir again.

Prepare a pitcher full of this for multiple servings to share with family and friends!

Vietnamese Style Hot Coffee – single serving
4 ounces of double-strength coffee
2 tablespoons condensed sweetened coconut milk
4 ounces of other non-dairy milk (I used Almond Breeze)
5 drops vanilla
6 drops liquid stevia (adjust for your personal taste)

Preparation:
Pour the hot coffee in your cup. Heat helps to dissolve the condensed milk which is quite thick. Add the remainder of the ingredients and heat in the microwave.

This could easily be prepared it in a small sauce pan on the stove. Or use a larger pan for multiple servings.

This post is linked to:
Wellness Weekend October 20-24, 2011
at Ricki Heller’s Blog – Diet, Dessert, and Dogs.

Elsie says 'Just the dulce de leche, please!'

Elsie says 'Just the dulce de leche, please!'

Gretchen

Notes: While the sweetened condensed milk is like candy, using stevia for the remainder of the sweetening keeps the calories per serving (SWAG) to about: 188 and the carbohydrates to about 13 net carbs. The coconut oil accounts for most of the calories. Not bad for such a special treat.

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  2. Wonderful site, great recipes and another GREAT option for me and for those I share allergen free site info with. Thank you for that.
    Elsie looks SO much like my so sweet beloved and recently departed Boo (Boom Boom Malle). Thank you for including her!!!

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