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Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee

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This Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee is extremely refreshing and easy to make, requiring only a handful of ingredients. It is perfect to have year-round and especially during spring and summertime when strawberries are in season.

Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee

I peeked out of the kitchen, making sure my mom was not nearby before leaning into her morning iced coffee and taking a big sip.

When I walk into the kitchen, I can smell the coffee brewing, our old coffee maker making gurgling noises when the coffee is almost done. Making coffee and tea first thing in the morning is always a part of my mom’s morning routine, an essential part too. She doesn’t buy any other ground coffee and doesn’t like any other coffee beside the Cafe du Munde one (the one that comes in an orange tin can). Whenever she is out of them, she would stock up 3-4 cans the next time she is at an Asian grocery store or even better when there is a sale because we were all about sales.

Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee

After she is done lighting incense to our ancestors, he would add 2 big teaspoons of sweetened condensed milk to it before adding the coffee and my favorite part, a little bit of French Vanilla creamer to it, making the coffee smell and taste even better. No matter what time of the year it is, how cold it is, she would always add ice to her coffee. After taking a few sips, she would head out of the kitchen, finishing up her morning routine. When she is out of sight, I would wake a few big sips of the coffee, savoring the taste of the coffee and hints of condensed milk.

I got some new Vietnamese coffee beans recently and have been having fun experimenting with new homemade drinks which led to this Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee (because you know how much I love strawberries). It only requires a few ingredients and is so refreshing to have especially during the summertime when it is hot out. If I convinced you to make some, let’s start making this Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee!

Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Here is an overview of this Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee.

Ingredients

Strawberries: You can use fresh or frozen strawberries to make the strawberry puree. I recommend using fresh, ripe strawberries if possible as that will bring out the strawberry flavor the most. However, you can still use frozen strawberries! If you use frozen strawberries, you can thaw it the night before to quicken the cooking process.

Plant-Based Milk: You can use any plant-based milk of choice. However, I recommend using oat milk as it is the creamiest. One of the key components of this Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee is the creamy milk. I find oat milk to be the creamiest.

Sugar: I used raw cane sugar, but you can also use coconut sugar if you want it to be refined sugar-free. You can use maple syrup but I find that using the cane sugar makes it more authentic to the original version.

Vietnamese Coffee: I like to use Cafe du Munde ground coffee as that is what my mom used but I also recently discovered Nguyen Coffee Supply’s coffee beans and absolutely love them. The founder imports coffee beans directly from the farmers in Vietnam and stays very true to the Vietnamese coffee culture.

Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Tips

How do I store this Strawberry Vietnamese Coffee?
This is best served fresh. If you have leftovers, store the strawberry puree separately in an airtight container for up to 3 days. When you are ready to have it, add the milk and freshly brewed coffee.

What types of plant-based milk do you recommend?
I prefer to use oat milk as it is creamier to me, but you can use any other plant-based milk of choice such as soy, coconut or almond milk. I recommend using ones that are not too watery.

Can I make this Strawberry Vietnamese Coffee refined sugar-free?
I recommend using coconut sugar when you are making the strawberry puree if you want to make it refined sugar-free! You can also leave out the sugar if you want a less sweetened drink or if the strawberries you are using are really ripe.

If you like this Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee, you might also like to try:
Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk
Iced Rose Matcha Latte
Vietnamese Grass Jelly Dessert

I cannot wait for you to try this Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee! If you do, please tag me on Instagram @_withhelen or leave a comment below letting me know you like it!

Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee
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Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee

This Strawberry Vietnamese Iced Coffee is extremely refreshing and easy to make, requiring only a handful of ingredients. It is perfect to have year-round and especially during spring and summertime when strawberries are in season.

  • Author: Helen Au
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Strawberry Puree

120g (1 cup) ripe strawberries, sliced (fresh or frozen)

50g (¼ cup) raw cane sugar, plus more if you want it to be sweeter

60g (½ cup) fresh strawberries, diced 

500ml (2 cups) unsweetened, plant-based milk of choice (I recommend oat milk)

 

Strawberry Milk

30-45ml (2-3 tbsp) strawberry puree

250ml (1 cup) unsweetened, plant-based milk of choice

 

250ml (1 cup) Vietnamese coffee, freshly brewed 

Fresh strawberries, diced

Instructions

  1. Make the Strawberry Puree. Add the sliced strawberries and cane sugar to a bowl and mix to combine. Allow the strawberries to sit for about 30 minutes so that some of the water will be released. If you are using frozen strawberries, combine the frozen strawberries and sugar in a pot instead.

Keywords: Vietnamese dessert, Vietnamese coffee, healthy drinks, vegan drinks, strawberry milk, strawberry puree

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