Vietnamese Coffee is a rich, dark roast that is slowly dripped through a small metal filter. More often than not, the coffee grinds are mixed with a chicory blend that gives the coffee a “woody” flavor profile. With a spoonful of rich condensed milk, it’s called Cà Phê Sữa and without it’s called Cà Phê Đen.
For this month’s Delicious Vietnam, I decided to utilize Cà Phê Sữa to make one of my favorite treats — Sinh Tố or Vietnamese Shake. In Việt Nam, Sinh Tố is usually made with fruits such as pineapples, mangoes, and avocados. It’s blended with milk, condensed milk, and ice to make a deliciously refreshing treat. But since I’m a major caffeine addict, I thought a Cà Phê flavored Sinh Tố would be the best of both worlds.
Instead of milk, I opted for Vanilla Ice Cream. And with the use of slow dripped Vietnamese coffee, this “shake” has a completely different flavor than any coffee shake you’ve ever tasted. It’s all in the chicory!
Don’t be surprised if your nearest mega-coffee-shop started offering Sinh Tố Cà Phê!
Sinh Tố Cà Phê (Vietnamese Coffee Shake)
5 Ounces Freshly Brewed Vietnamese Coffee
2 Heaping Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
1/2 Cup Crushed Ice
1 Tablespoon Condensed Milk
While the Vietnamese Coffee is slightly warm, stir in the condensed milk until it’s combined. Allow the coffee to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, pour coffee mixture into a blender and add ice cream and crushed ice. Pulse/blend the contents until smooth.
**This is my submission to Delicious Vietnam #12, a monthly blogging event celebrating Vietnamese cuisine which was started by Anh of A Food Lover’s Journey and Hong & Kim of Ravenous Couple. For more information, please visit Delicious Vietnam**
11 thoughts on “Sinh Tố Cà Phê (Vietnamese Coffee Shake)”
Oh my…that looks delightful!! I want to dive into that lovely froth…..yummmmmmo!
Oh my! I love Vietnamese coffee so much that I even make one at home (with the drip)! But I never thought of adding ice cream in it… I have all the ingredients already. Tomorrow is a dangerous sugar high day for me! Yippieeeeee! =P
I have totally limited my cafe sua da intake for only in the mornings because any later, I’m still wired past my bedtime. I would totally make an exception for this! Now must find good quality vanilla ice cream in HCMC.
Hi Jen!!! When you find some quality vanilla ice cream, let me know. I’d love to keep that in mind next time I’m in HCMC! 🙂
i love Vietnamese coffee!! It gives the BEST buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Adding to ice cream is GENIUS
Awww, thanks Tina!
DELICIOUS! My two favorite combinations – coffee and ice cream!
John-John’s Magic Bullet would be awesome for this!
What a great idea!! I am trying this sinh to recipe out really soon!!