It. Is. HOT. I don't know if you've heard, but two-thirds of the United States will be experiencing dangerously hot weather this weekend. Here in DC, it'll be 99 degrees, but it will feel like 115. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN. Luckily I work from home on the weekends, so I have no intention of going outside. Instead, I'll be eating my way into a caffeine fueled panic attack with these Vietnamese Coffee popsicles.
These popsicles are SO easy to make, I'm almost embarrassed I'm writing a recipe for it. You just make some strong coffee, mix in condensed milk, and put it in your popsicle mold. It's almost foolproof, really.
Coffee was introduced to Vietnam like most things were: By French missionaries. It's usually made with dark roast coffee in a French drip filter. For fun, I used a French drip filter to make my coffee, but you can use any form of coffee machine you like, as long as you make that coffee STRONG.
To use a French drip filter to make Vietnamese coffee, pack your coffee into the bottom of the filter, and add the screen on top of the coffee. Set the whole device over a cup and pour hot water over the screen. It should take four or five minutes for the water to slowly drip into your cup.
Because fresh milk wasn't wildly available when coffee was first introduced to Vietnam, people sweetened their coffee with sweetened condensed milk. In my biased opinion, it's the best way to sweeten coffee. It gives coffee a rich, creamy sweet flavor without diluting it. If you haven't tried it yet, go buy a can of sweetened condensed milk and pour it in your coffee ASAP.
I use the Zoku popsicle molds, so all I had to to was pour my mixture in and pop in the sticks. If you're using a moil that doesn't have these sticks with the drip guards, you will need to pour your coffee into the molds and freeze for about an hour so that you can add the popsicle sticks in without them sinking to the bottom. Then continue to freeze until fully set.
These Vietnamese Coffee popsicles are so addicting, but be careful! It's still coffee. As of the moment I'm writing this, I've already eaten three and I am WIRED.
Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles
- 2 cups strongly brewed coffee
- 1 can (12 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- Mix condensed milk and coffee together until milk is dissolved
- Pour coffee mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze according to instructions, at least 8 hours
Perfect as a treat this summer while needs to stay awake. Ohh I miss that old coffee from japan.
Yum! Great substitute for coffee in summer.
This looks like an amazing recipe. I will be trying this soon.
Thats an amazing way to have some coffee!
Thanks for sharing the recipe.Have to try this for sure.
Nice. I would definitely like to try that out at home.
Binge on Basics
I never had coffee popsicles but this sounds delicious. I am going to get myself some in this summer heat. It would be relaxing
Anything with the word coffee in it grabs my attention, would love to try them out.
I didn't know what Vietnamese Coffee was, but it sounds delicious! I love sweetened condensed milk, and it makes sense to have a sweetener that does not dilute coffee. These popsicles sound wonderful!
My kids would absolutely love these. This would disappear in no time at our house! This is my kind of weekend treat.
This looks nice and simple to put together but so delicious! Perfect for a weekend treat!
Catherine Santiago Jose
A kind of a nice way to beat the heat this summer and to enjoy your delicious taste of coffee. I am going to try this at home, thanks for sharing!
Those popsicles look divine. I would love to have one right now. Thanks for sharing.
OMG... thank you for sharing. I'm so going to try these tomorrow. I love coffee!
My caffeine addiction’s dream! This looks great (:
I would love to try Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles. From your images and description they sound so yummy and delicious!
I would never have thought to make coffee Popsicles but I love coffee so this sounds amazing!
I will make it tomorrow! All my favorite ingredients are included 🙂 Thank you!
I've never had sweetened condensed milk in my coffee but I bet it's amazing! I mean...that stuff is pretty good on it's own. lol And yes, it is crazy HOT down here, too.
Once you try it you'll never go back to creamer!
Oh my gosh! I never thought of turning coffee into a yummy popsicle! Great idea, and I can't wait to try it!
Tracy @ Cleland Clan
I love that these are so easy to make--it's hard to believe that two simple ingredients, mixed and frozen, make such a delicious summertime treat!
Adult popsicles! I love that there are only two ingredients--so easy to make. Can't wait to try them.
I am a coffee fiend! Love this recipe and so great for summer!
How nice & refreshing for the summer! I might have to give these a try...but sub coconut milk for the condensed milk!
-Madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com
Remember to add sugar if you're using coconut milk, and use the kind in a metal can, not the boxed kind 🙂
Oh my goodness, this looks like such a great recipe! The perfect thing to make on these summer days.
This looks nice and easy to make. I think I will enjoy making it and of course eating.
Such a delicious idea! I am like why have I not been making these all my life. LOVE COFFEE!
This look so delicious ???? and so easy to make ! I will definitely be using this recipe to create my own . Is mind blowing you used coffee . Thank you for sharing.x
OMG these sound heavenly! It's getting hot again here in Prague and I would love a sweet cold treat like this. I love Vietnamese coffee and I can't believe how easy it is to make!
Jenn ~ onehoppymomma
So easy and a great way to use coffee that is left over.
This looks very delicious. I've never tried condensed milk in coffee before. Will do just that. Thank you for this recipe.
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