Food Blog - Best Food Blogs - Gourmet Food Blog THE NIBBLE Blog » RECIPE: Thai Iced Coffee Recipe
THE NIBBLE (TM) - Great Finds for Foodies (tm)
Send An e-Postcard
Enter The Gourmet Giveaway
Print This Page
Bookmark This Page
Contact Us
Sign Up For The Top Pick Of The Week
THE NIBBLE (TM) - Great Finds for Foodies (tm) The Nibble on Twitter The Nibble on The Nibble on share this The Nibble  RSS Feed
THE NIBBLE’s Gourmet News & Views

Trends, Products & Items Of Note In The World Of Specialty Foods

This is the blog section of THE NIBBLE. Read all of our content on,
the online magazine about gourmet and specialty food.

RECIPE: Thai Iced Coffee Recipe

Recently we published a recipe for Thai iced tea, which had some readers asking if there is also Thai iced coffee.

There most definitely is (Vietnamese iced coffee is similar or identical, depending on who makes it). In Thailand, the drink is called kah-feh dahm yen, and the locals prefer it very sweet.

You can often find Thai iced coffee at Thai restaurants in the U.S. Or, make your own: It’s very easy. Prep time is just 10 minutes after the coffee is made. You also need chilling time.

The recipe uses strong, bitter coffee—such as espresso, French roast or Italian roast—which acts as a counterpoint to the rich cream and the sweetened condensed milk.

You can even use leftover coffee. While coffee purists may shudder at the thought, the sweetened condensed milk masks any minute note they might detect. You can also use strong instant coffee.


Thai iced coffee: strong coffee, sweetened condensed milk and cream. Photo courtesy Nescafé.

And, you can also add a liqueur to create an after-dinner drink: Bailey’s/Carolan’s, Cointreau/Grand Marnier, Creme de Cacao/Godiva, Kahlúa, or other favorite.

And, you can turn it into a dessert.

Here’s how to make Thai iced coffee:


Ingredients Per Serving

  • 8 ounces of strongly brewed coffee*
  • 2-4 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (the more you use, the sweeter the drink)
  • 1/4 cup cream, half and half or evaporated milk
  • Optional: ground cardamom or ground cinnamon†
  • Ice cubes
    *The coffee can be any room temperature. If it’s room temperature or chilled, your Thai iced coffee will be ready to drink all the sooner.
    †You can use both; we also like a dash of nutmeg. You can add or substitute ¼ teaspoon of almond, anise, vanilla or other extract.

    1. POUR coffee into a mixing container (we use a repurposed glass orange juice bottle).

    2. ADD 4-6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk and optional spices; stir well until dissolved. Refrigerate for one hour or longer to chill.

    3. ADD a few ice cubes to two tall glasses and fill with the cold coffee mixture. Top off with the cream. As the cream sinks, it makes an attractive swirl.

    After you make the first batch, taste it and adjust the recipe. Add more sweetened condensed milk if you want a sweeter drink, or more cream if you want a richer drink or if the coffee is too strong.
    Dessert Variation

    Add a scoop of coffee or vanilla ice cream; garnish with whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes.


    Related Food Videos: For more food videos, check out The Nibble's Food Video Collection.

    Leave a Comment

    About Us
    Contact Us
    Privacy Policy
    Media Center
    Manufacturers & Retailers
    Facebook Auto Publish Powered By :