Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream Recipe


  • 1 (14-ounce/400 g) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (14-ounce/400 g) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) heavy cream
  • 2 ounces (60 g) coffee beans, ground (see note above)
  • Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean, or 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Generous pinch of fine-grain sea salt
  • TOPPINGS: Fine ground coffee, sea salt, store-bought caramel

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Combine the evaporated milk, condensed milk, cream, coffee, vanilla, and salt in a saucepan set over medium heat. Cook, whisking often, until the mixture begins to steam. Remove from the heat and let steep for 20 minutes.
  2. Using a fine-meshed strainer or a coffee filter, strain the liquid into a bowl. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours, but preferably overnight. Freeze according to your ice cream maker’s directions.
  3. To serve, top the Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream with a pinch of ground coffee, caramel and a pinch of sea salt.

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