Easy Thai Iced Coffee Recipe

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 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings Thai Iced Coffee
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Step aside Starbucks, because this authentic Thai iced coffee is just as good (or better), plus it's easy to make and costs just pennies a cup.

If that's mot enough, making it yourself means you get to choose your favorite blend or brand of coffee bean.

This drink is sold on all the streets and beaches in Thailand. It's the perfect to quench your thirst on a hot day when served simply over ice.

Adding your favorite liqueur kicks it up a notch for a delicious afternoon/after-dinner drink. Make a jug of Thai iced coffee and keep it on hand in the refrigerator for whenever the mood strikes you and whenever a jolt of caffeine is in order.

What You'll Need

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

How to Make It

  1. Pour hot coffee into a glass jug or other container for mixing/pouring.
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk to taste 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 tablespoons of the evaporated milk or heavy cream.
  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 evaporated milk/heavy cream if it's too strong or for a richer taste. (Note that this iced coffee is meant to be rather sweet.)
  1. This iced coffee is excellent as is, or serve with a shot of Cointreau, Bailey's Irish cream, Kahlua, or your favorite liqueur.

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