| Dominik Osele

Exotic Vietnamese coffee recipes for summer

In this article, we would like to show you another way to make your favorite drink even more varied. For this, we have chosen a real classic of Vietnamese coffee culture: the sinh tố cà phê, also known as a Vietnamese coffee shake.


Sinh Tố Cà Phê – Vietnam’s very special iced coffee

No other type of coffee is drunk as often in Vietnam as iced coffee. No wonder, given the average annual temperature of a tropical 25-35 °C and extremely high humidity. Usually, a strong, dark coffee is freshly brewed and poured into a glass with ice cubes and sweetened condensed milk. This the weather is fine (Vietnamese coffee with sweetened condensed milk and ice cream) is a real treat in itself, but if you want to give your iced coffee that certain something in Vietnam, you can prepare it as a shake. The basic version is simple! A strong espresso is enough to prepare it. We recommend the Preparation in a Vietnamese coffee filter and one of our stronger varieties (e.g. the Coffee24 Strong or the Hello5 Original). Wait until the coffee has cooled down a bit and then stir the sweetened condensed milk Let the mixture cool to room temperature and then put it in a blender together with vanilla ice cream and crushed ice cubes. Mix well until the consistency is nice and creamy and voilà: the classic Vietnamese coffee shake is ready – sans sais quoi or sinh tố cà phê kem (coffee shake with ice cream) ! Ingredients for 1 cup or 1 person

  • 125 ml strong espresso
  • 2 large tablespoons vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup crushed ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon sweetened condensed milk
Bring a little bit of Vietnamese lifestyle home with you.


Alternative with fruits: The Sinh Tố Cà Phê Chuối Bổ or Sinh Tố Cà Phê Sapoche

The recipe described above is only the basic version of the sinh tố cà phê ! A true coffee shake expert spices it up with a few vitamins. The coffee shake is then enriched with a variety of fruits. Two variants are particularly popular in Vietnam. The the price of food is not what it seems (coffee shake with banana and avocado) – which is particularly popular in the north around Hanoi – and the sinh tố cà phê sapoche (Coffee shake with sapodilla) – a speciality in the south of the country around Ho Chi Minh City. The sapodilla (or mashed apple; more background information on the muscari tree at Wikipedia ) is a tropical fruit that is rather unknown in Germany and tastes like a mixture of pear, banana and caramel. The best thing to do is to ask at your local Asian market and try it out. For a European-international sans sais quoi In addition to bananas, fruit options include oranges, strawberries and mangos. Ingredients for 1 cup or 1 person

  • 2-3 pieces of each fruit
  • 125 ml strong espresso
  • ½ cup crushed ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon sweetened condensed milk
  • Some milk/cinnamon/cocoa powder (optional)
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