Easy Thai Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee
Iced Coffee, like they make it in Thailand (I served it here in a wine glass over ice). Taken by D.Schmidt for About.com (Copyright)
    10 min
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Step aside Starbucks, because this iced coffee is just as good (or better), plus it's easy to make and costs just pennies a cup. Plus, making it yourself means you get to choose your favorite blend or brand of coffee bean. I learned the secret to making this drink in Thailand, where it's sold on all the streets and beaches. This drink is simply heavenly served over ice on a hot day, or add some of your favorite liqueur for a delicious afternoon/after-dinner drink. I like to make up a jug of it and keep it in the refrigerator to enjoy throughout the day. 

What You'll Need

  • 2 large cups of strongly brewed coffee OR strong instant coffee (if using leftover coffee, briefly reheat)
  • 4-6 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup Carnation evaporated milk OR fresh cream
  • Ice cubes

How to Make It

  1. Pour hot coffee into a glass jug or other container for mixing/pouring.
  2. Add 4-6 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk and stir well until dissolved. Add a few ice cubes and refrigerate 1 or more hours.
  3. To serve, place a few ice cubes in the bottom of each glass and pour the coffee over. Top with a few Tbsp. of the cream/carnation milk.
  4. Taste-test the coffee. You want it to taste strong and sweet. Add more sweetened condensed milk if you prefer it sweeter, or more cream/carnation milk if it's too strong or for a richer taste. (Note that this iced coffee is meant to be rather sweet).
  5. This iced coffee is excellent as is, or serve with a shot of Cointreau, Bailey's, Kahlua, or your favorite liqueur. ENJOY!