Iced Coffee Recipe from Southeast Asia

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This Iced Coffee recipe is special because it’s made with a secret ingredient that is very popular in Southeast Asia– sweetened condensed milk! This drink is enjoyed often in Cambodia, but is so popular that it’s often called Thai Iced Coffee! It is made with one three ingredients (one of which is ice) and is the perfect way to liven up your morning brew.

I’m not really a coffee gal. Every now and again, I’ll get a chai latte from Biggby Coffee (a Michigan-based coffee chain that is the only thing I can stomach). It makes me feel warm and cozy and happy! It’s a treat for me on Fridays, mostly because I can’t taste all of that icky caffeine that’s inside. But normal coffee? Nah. 

The reason I don’t really like normal coffee is because it’s so bitter. I loooove sweet things, so drinking something so bitter is not the ideal way to start my day. The only time I can drink true coffee is when I add so much cream and sugar that it basically just becomes hot ice cream instead of a cup o’ joe (would you like some coffee with your sugar? LOL). 

Is This the Same as Thai Iced Coffee?

That’s why this Iced Coffee Recipe with Sweetened Condensed Milk is the PERFECT iced coffee recipe for me. Not only is this recipe famous in Cambodia, but it is well known across all of Southeast Asia. In fact, putting sweetened condensed milk in your iced coffee is often referred to as Thai Iced Coffee. Though, of course, they drink it in Cambodia as well.

two cups of thai iced coffee

Iced Coffee Recipe with Condensed Milk

Sweetened condensed milk is cow’s milk with all of the water removed and extra sugar added in. The result is a beautifully syrupy, thick, rich and downright delicious addition to your coffee. 

Adding the sweetened condensed milk means that you don’t need to add cream or sugar to your coffee, because this addition is sweet and creamy enough to supplement everything!

Making this Iced Coffee Recipe with a Blender 

When I made this recipe, I simply scooped a few spoonfuls of sweetened condensed milk into this cup of coffee and mixed it up by hand. However, if you really want your milk to be incorporated well, you can always put everything together in a blender! This is quick and easy, and a great way to make multiple servings at once. 

What is in this Iced Coffee Recipe?

  • Coffee, brewed to your liking
  • Sweetened condensed milk 
  • Ice cubes

For full ingredient measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post 

single mug of Thai iced coffee

How to Make this Iced Coffee Recipe 

Easy peasy! All you need to do is make the coffee to your liking, spoon some sweetened condensed milk into each glass, mix, and add four ice cubes. It doesn’t get much simpler than that, does it? I think not. 

Also, as I mentioned above, you can always put the coffee and sweetened condensed milk together in a blender to get a more well-mixed final product. 

Well… that’s all! What a fun way to switch up your coffee in the morning and get a taste of the deliciousness that comes from other countries! Thanks for stopping by to read about my post today. If you liked this drink recipe you’d might also like this: 

And, as always, if you liked this recipe, don’t forget to leave a comment on this post letting me know what you thought 🙂 Have a great weekend everyone! And don’t forget to stop by next week for more delicious recipes from Cambodia. 

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Iced Coffee Recipe with Sweetened Condensed Milk

This Iced Coffee recipe is special because it's made with a secret ingredient that is very popular in Southeast Asia– sweetened condensed milk! This drink is enjoyed often in Cambodia, but is so popular that it's often called Thai Iced Coffee! It is made with one three ingredients (one of which is ice) and is the perfect way to liven up your morning brew.

Course Drinks
Cuisine cambodian
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 3 heaping tbsp coffee grounds
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk more or less to taste
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Brew the coffee to your liking. Pour into 2-3 individual mugs

  2. Add 2-3 tbsp of sweetened condensed milk to each mug and mix to combine. Add in ice cubes. Enjoy!

  3. You can also add coffee and sweetened condensed milk to a blender and blend all ingredients together.

  4. Leave a comment on this post letting me know what you thought of the recipe Thank you!

Recipe Notes

Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 


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  1. 4 stars
    Instead of coffee grounds, I am much closer to instant coffee thing as we have plenty of availability for that. Coffee grounds are rare in our area. I hope that doesn’t affects the recipe much as it seems simple to make at home.

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