My sister-in-law was from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, a small island country in the Caribbean just west of Barbados. She was an amazing woman with impeccable style, grace, and class. She was also one heck of a cook. I was always fascinated watching her move in the kitchen. I never knew whether or not her choices as a cook were cultural or if she was, in fact, a West Indian Wolfgang Puck. Either way, she came up with some interesting meals and drinks that were as delicious as they were unusual.
I remember, from time to time, she would relax with a glass of Guinness. I personally think Guinness is gross, but she used to mix it with condensed milk. It was kind of a weird version of a White Russian. Admittedly, I’m not much of a drinker, but I really did like the sweetness of that drink! If dry stout is your thing I would totally give it a try. If I liked it, you’ll love it.
Even though Guinness isn’t really my thing, it was a beautiful looking drink and I got to thinking about how I could recreate it with some other tasty beverage. There was just something about the way the condensed milk swirled around that glass of Guinness that was so divine! I truly am a big fan of condensed milk. It’s creamy. It’s sweet. What’s not to love? Anyway, i decided to take the look of that drink and make an iced coffee to die for. Apparently, the Vietnamese have been making this condensed milk iced coffee for some time, so I tried my hand at the recipe, and whoa nellie, is it good!
Condensed Milk Iced Coffee
- 6 cups of strongly brewed coffee
- 14oz can of condensed milk (if you need a vegan option, you can find it here)
- whole milk
- In a heat safe glass pitcher, slowly combine your freshly brewed HOT coffee with the condensed milk
- Place the pitcher in the refrigerator and allow it to cool
- To serve, pour your creamy coffee over ice and add some whole milk to taste.
***the proportions of this recipe are just a suggestion. I find coffee making to be a very personal ritual. Try it a couple of times to find the right balance for you. You won’t regret this!
***this post is in loving memory of my sister-in-law, Daphne. I miss you.