How To Make Vegan Thai Iced Coffee
Thai iced coffee is one of those delicious treats that we know aren’t really good for us, but we still crave them.
If you haven’t had one before, Thai iced coffee is sweet, spiced with cinnamon and cardamom and made with condensed milk for that thick mouthfeel and sweet flavor.
But what about those of us who are looking for a healthier option?
Can you get the satisfaction of a Thai iced coffee without bundles of sugar?
The answer is yes, you can!
And better still? This recipe is vegan. Read on to learn more!
The Health Benefits of Vegan Thai Iced Coffee
This recipe isn’t just defined by the sugar and dairy that’s been left out of it.
The ingredients all come together to produce a drink that tastes great and has bundles of health benefits as well.
What You'll Need
So here’s what you need to make it:
WHAT YOU NEED
How To Make It
Step 1 - Grind your coffee
The amount you use will depend on how strong you like your coffee. The recipe that inspired this one called for making a hot brew coffee with 4 tbsp espresso blend and 12-14 oz of water.
So if that’s the method you’re using, those are good quantities to start with.
There are a few brewing options, but regardless of which you choose, you’ll want a coarse grind.
Step 2 - Brew
If you have a French press, you can simply make a regular hot brew coffee.
Add coffee to your French press, pour over water, and let it brew for 3-4 minutes before pressing the plunger. (If you want to get the very best from your French press, read our guide).
Alternatives: If you’re making iced coffee, you can always start with a cold-brew. You don’t need fancy equipment, just a mason jar and a sieve will get you started but you can always use your favourite cold brew maker if you have one.
Just add the cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg to your beans when you grind so you infuse the flavor.
Want to make it extra hydrating?
Use coconut water instead of the regular one.
Step 3 - Wait
Once you’ve made your coffee, combine it with the rest of the ingredients (no need to cool first) and chill - it’s perfect to do this overnight.
While you can cold-brew coffee on the countertop, this infusion is best done at cooler temperatures to discourage the growth of bacteria.
Step 4 - Enjoy!
Pour the mixture over ice, or enjoy it straight from the fridge. Either way you have a cup full of flavor that will pep you up and keep you going.
Cheers To Your Vegan Thai Iced Coffee!
We love bringing you new and interesting ways to enjoy coffee. So, what do you think?
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Let us know in the comments below if you’ve tried this recipe, and especially if you’ve tweaked it to improve it.
Let’s share the coffee love, and make the world a happier, healthier place.