How to Make an Irish Vietnamese Iced Coffee

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There’s nothing we love more than an authentic cà phê sữa đá, it’s strong, sweet and delicious and the perfect balance of flavors. Not only is Vietnamese iced coffee refreshing, it’s also extremely versatile and you can use it as a base for loads of other coffee-based recipes.

Today, we’re giving a traditional Vietnamese coffee a twist by adding a splash of smokey whiskwhiskey and making it Irish! Read on to find out how to make an Irish Vietnamese iced coffee at home! 

For this recipe, we opted to use a can of SANG Traditional for convenience, but of course feel free to brew your own Vietnamese coffee using a phin

Is It Important to Use Vietnamese Robusta Coffee?


In short - yes it is important. 

As you already know, there are a couple of differences between arabica and robusta coffee, including caffeine content and flavor. Vietnamese coffee is celebrated for being one of the world's strongest coffees, and that's mainly because of the mighty robusta coffee bean.  So, if you use arabica coffee beans instead, you'll find that this iced coffee won't be as strong. 

 All our ready-to-drink Vietnamese iced coffees are made with 100% robusta beans sourced from small family farms in Vietnam, so you know you’re getting a strong cup of coffee, even if you don’t brew it at home.

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Ingredients for Irish Vietnamese Coffee

  • 1 can of SANG Traditional or SANG with OR 5 oz of brewed & cooled Vietnamese coffee
  • 1 oz of Irish whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • Heavy cream (to whip) 

Directions: How to Make Irish Vietnamese Coffee

Step 1

In a cocktail shaker, add about 5 oz of SANG Vietnamese iced coffee, 1 oz of Irish whiskey, and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.

Step 2

Shake the mixture until it’s well combined.

Step 3

Add ice to a glass and pour the coffee mixture. 

Step 4

In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until it forms soft peaks. Gently place the whipped cream over the coffee so that it creates a layer of cream on top.

Step 5

Garnish with a dusting of cocoa powder or cinnamon, if desired. Enjoy this boozy Irish take on SANG Vietnamese iced coffee!

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 The rich and smooth flavor of our Vietnamese coffee, combined with the warmth and depth of Irish whiskey and the creaminess of whipped cream, makes for a truly indulgent treat. This recipe is super easy to make and is sure to impress your guests, so definitely save it as we head into the hot summer months! Snag some SANG and get ready to experience the flavors of both Vietnam and Ireland in one delicious sip!