Vietnamese Iced Yogurt Coffee Recipe|越南優格咖啡

Yep, you read it right, Vietnamese yogurt coffee. It sounds weird but it is absolutely amazing. Great for mornings if you don’t have time for breakfast too. :p



Vietnamese know a thing or two about their coffee, there are some interesting combinations but I haven’t found one that I disliked. What can be weirder than yogurt + coffee you ask? How about an egg? You can read about the wonders of Vietnamese coffee in “A Cup of Joe in Vietnam“. IMGP1102.jpg

We love our Vietnamese coffee maker, it is just so easy to carry around and it makes a mean cup of joe. I can say that we cannot live without one now. The coffee that comes out of a Vietnamese coffee maker is strong yet smooth and fragrant, more like an espresso than your regular black coffee.

While traveling in northern Vietnam, we had more than one cup of coffee everyday and I would try any interesting combination that I came across in a coffee shop and yogurt coffee was by far my favorite in the hot summer heat. (Wait, it wasn’t even summer, it was just really, really hot.) The reason I loved it was because it wasn’t as sweet as the Ca Phe Sua (Coffee with condensed milk), it’s silky smooth, a bit tangy and the taste of yogurt blends perfectly with the fragrant of coffee. It is also like a dessert you can eat with a spoon. (Try it with Greek yogurt and don’t dilute yogurt with water)


The recipe is pretty simple, all you need is coffee, sugar, yogurt, water and ice. Coffee in Vietnam is usually a dark roast, oily and tasted sweet like it had been flavored. Most coffee stands used cheap coffee beans since they were selling then for $1 a cup. Our new coffee bean addiction and actually works really well with this style of coffee making (and cold brew) is a light roast- Ethiopian blend from Peace Coffee. I like how fruity it is with a hint of burnt sugar yet still has some spiciness to it. It works heavenly with yogurt. If you live in Rochester, MN, you can buy it by a bag at the Rochester downtown farmers market or in bulk at People’s food co-op.

Leave a comment if you’ve tried this recipe and tell us your favorite beans to use. We love to experiment with beans!

I’ve had a lot of trial and error with this recipe (tasted pretty horrible when I had it wrong), but I’ve finally perfected it and it brought me back to Vietnam right away. Now you can try it in your own kitchen without traveling to Vietnam! (The street food will still be worth your trip tho. Check out Bún chả, that dish might be more addictive than coffee!)

Also try Grandma’s fluffily amazing Buttermilk Pancake recipe with this coffee for breakfast.

Vietnamese Iced Yogurt Coffee Recipe

  • Servings: 1 Glass
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A sweet, silky smooth cup of coffee


  • If you don’t have a Vietnamese coffee maker, try making a really strong cup of black coffee. (about 100ml) or use two shots of espresso.
  • Yogurt coffee is also great blended! Make yogurt coffee smoothie by adding 1/4C Yogurt and a extra 1/2T Sugar, omit water



  • 100ml Vietnamese style Coffee
  • 1/2C Plain yogurt (without sugar)
  • 1/8C Water
  • 1 1/2T Sugar
  • Glass of Ice



  • Mix until combined
    • 1/2C Plain yogurt (without sugar)
    • 1/8C Water
  • Mix until sugar dissolves
    • 100ml Vietnamese style Coffee
    • 1 1/2T Sugar
  • Pour over a glass of ice


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