For any coffee lover, “egg coffee” may draw suspicious intrigue – that’s how I felt when I heard about it initially. After gathering just enough bravery to try it out, I’m hooked on this decadent, amazingly delicious coffee.
Vietnamese egg coffee is a traditional and popular drink for any coffee lover. It is prepared with egg yolks, coffee and condensed milk. The drink is made by beating the egg yolks until fluffy, then pouring into the Vietnamese strong coffee to form two layers: black coffee on the bottom and egg cream on top.
The Vietnamese black coffee underneath is perfectly balanced with the silky, smooth and sweet of condensed milk and egg mixture on top, creating an unforgettable moment of a sweet treat. The coffee is rich, flavorful and has absolutely incredible taste.
How do you enjoy Vietnamese egg coffee?
You can drink straight as it is from the mug to experience the sweet and bitterness together as the coffee flows into your mouth. Or use a teaspoon and stir up the egg mixture into the black coffee.
It’ll be one of the richest, best coffees you’ll ever experience, my friends.
For any coffee lover, this ultimate cup of coffee is a must try!
Some notes and tips:
If you don’t have a Vietnamese Coffee Filter to create the Vietnamese black coffee, use strong espresso would work.
Use pasteurized eggs for safer, better consumption purpose.
Café Du Monte is a recommended brand to use for this type of coffee. They’re widely available at Asian grocery stores.
If you don’t have vanilla sugar, substitute with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Vietnamese Egg Coffee
- 2 egg yolks (pasteurized)
- 2 tablespoons condensed milk
- 1 package (0.2oz) vanilla sugar or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon coffee ground (prefer Cafe du Monte brand)
- 2/3 cup boiling water
- Vietnamese coffee filter
To make the vietnamese coffee: remove the middle metal filter and add in 2 tablespoons of coffee ground to the base. Close tightly.
To brew: Add a small amount of boiling water to the base. Then fill the filter with boiling water all the way to the top. Close lid.
To prepare the egg mixture: Place egg yolks, condense milk, vanilla sugar in a measuring cup or a bowl. Using a hand mixer, whisk the mixture on low speed until combine, about 30 seconds. Increase the speed to medium high and whisk for about 1 to 2 minutes, until egg is fluffy.
Pour the egg mixture over the coffee. Enjoy!
To keep the coffee warm, place the cup of brew coffee in a bowl of hot water bath while preparing the egg mixture.