Vietnamese Iced Coffee with a Pour Over Method (4 Serving Batch)

Course Drinks
Servings 4 people


  • 8 tbsp medium ground coffee (Robusta or a blend with Arabica)
  • 5 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 18 oz hot water (200 degrees)


  • Assemble the dripper on top of the pitcher. Place a paper filter in the dripper and wet it with hot water. Swirl the water to ensure filter is thoroughly wet and dump the excess water and any of it that dripped down into the pitcher.
  • Pour sweetened condensed milk into the pitcher.
  • Place dripper with wet paper filter on top of the pitcher. Add coffee grounds into the paper filter.
  • Pour just enough hot water from your kettle in a circular motion to saturate the grounds. Wait for about 1 minute to let the grounds bloom.
  • Slowly and evenly pour the rest of the water from your kettle over the grounds in a circular motion, keeping the water level fairly constant in the dripper as the coffee drips down. Total brew time takes about 8 minutes.
  • Mix the coffee and sweetened condensed milk together. Pour over ice and serve immediately.


Adjust amounts of water and sweetened condensed milk to your taste and whether you want to account for the ice melting.
Coffee can be served hot, it's delicious that way too!