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Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles

A few years ago, I got to traverse Vietnam from the south to the north. The food was noticeably different at each stop, but one constant was the Vietnamese coffee, a dark roast that drips into a cup of ice and sweet, condensed milk.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Normally I like my caffeine hot, but when it’s 90 degrees outside, that jolt is better served cold on the cusp of the muggy monsoon season. The only issue with the drink is that it doesn’t last long enough–it’s a little coffee and a lot of ice–but these Vietnamese coffee popsicles deliver the ice and coffee together, melting slowly to maximize the chill factor and help you cool down a hot afternoon.

Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles Recipe

Recipe Ingredients

Here is what you’ll need to make these Vietnamese coffee popsicles:

  • Coffee Grounds
  • Hot Water
  • Condensed Milk
  • Coconut Milk or Whole Milk

How To Make This Recipe

Here is how to make these Vietnamese coffee popsicles:

  1. Make The Coffee: Use a French press to make strong coffee.
  2. Make The Base And Freeze: Combine the coffee with sweetened condensed milk and whole or coconut milk then pour into the popsicle molds and freeze.

Other Frozen Sweets Recipes

Now that you’ve made these Vietnamese coffee popsicles, here are some other delicious frozen desserts to try:


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Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles Recipe

Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles Recipe

A few years ago, I traversed Vietnam, and though the food was very regional, one constant was the Vietnamese iced coffee. We turn that classic drink into these Vietnamese Iced Coffee popsicles made with coffee grounds and sweetened condensed milk for the height of summer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Freezing Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 94 kcal


  • 1/2 cup coffee grounds ground for French press
  • 2 cups boiling hot water
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or coconut milk


  • Pour coffee grinds into a French press, and pour over about 1/2 cup hot water and swirl coffee grounds and allow to bloom for 1 minute. Add remaining water and steep for 6 minutes, then press.
    Pour into a liquid measure cup and add sweetened condensed milk and whole milk and stir to combine. Fill the popsicle molds evenly and freeze for at least 4 hours or until frozen solid.



Serving: 1servingCalories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 44mgPotassium: 125mgSugar: 15gVitamin A: 101IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 0.05mg
Keyword adult popsicles, iced coffee drink
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