It’s National Coffee Day and coffee drinkers everywhere are rejoicing! There are free cups of coffee being given out from coffee shops everywhere, and coffee lovers have the green light to drink as many cups as they want, all in the name of proper celebration.
I’m a daily coffee drinker, but I usually limit it to a cup a day, maybe two if I’m feeling feisty or I pass a Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks and the iced coffee is calling my name. Of course the coffee habit can get expensive, especially if you’re grabbing it from a shop, and the $3 or $4 a day can total between $1200 and $1500 dollars a year! I mean, coffee is tasty, but that amount sounds more like a mortgage payment than a coffee budget.
I started trying more at home coffee creations when I found myself living in a town that closed its only Starbucks after only 10 months and the next closest was over an hour away. The daily coffee shop visit was not happening. One of the recipes I tried was for Vietnamese-Style Iced Coffee, and it was delicious. Even better, I could have as large a cup as I wanted–move over Starbucks Venti! This recipe makes several iced coffees, and it’s still cheaper than buying one Venti iced coffee. Of course you should treat yourself to coffee shop coffee whenever you’d like, and treat yourself to this at home version when you want to indulge both you and your wallet.
Vietnamese-Style Iced Coffee
4 cups strong Coffee, cooled (I used Starbucks Rwanda Single Origin)
8 Tablespoons Sweetened Condensed Milk
4 Tablespoons Half and half or Milk
Chocolate or Caramel syrup, optional
Place ice in 4 glasses.
Pour coffee over the ice. Top each with 2 Tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk and 1 Tablespoon of half and half or milk. Stir to combine.