We’ve all been there, desperately awaiting a cool and creamy Vietnamese iced coffee after slurping down a fiery bowl of exotic, oriental spices. And let's face it, there is nothing like having an authentic Vietnamese style iced coffee! Here's the way to make one just like those you've enjoyed in your favorite Vietnamese restaurant.
Bring your water to a boil, and then remove it from heat and let it sit for 60-90 seconds. This will let it cool to somewhere within the range of 195–205°F (boiling water will burn your grounds).
Put two tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk into an empty heatproof glass. The amount is really up to you and your own personal tastes, so if you like your coffee a little sweeter, feel free to add a touch more.
Add 2 tablespoons of ground coffee into your Phin. You want medium-coarse ground coffee similar to what you'd use in a french press brew.
Insert the top screen/metal filter on your Phin, push it down and give it a twist. The amount of pressure you use will affect the final brew, so make a note of how much you pushed.
Place the Phin on top of the glass with sweetened condensed milk.
Fill the Phin nearly up to the brim with hot water, and cover with the little top. Wait for three to five minutes for all the water to drip down through the filter and into the glass.
Use a spoon to stir and dissolve the sweetened condensed milk at the bottom of the cup.
Fill the second glass with ice cubes and delicately drizzle your coffee concoction over it.