Iced Coffee Central
Nothing says Summer like a tall, frosty glass of iced coffee.
This website has a wealth of information on selecting, creating, and enjoying iced coffees, both traditional Vietnamese and modern American styles.
We have everything you need to know to enjoy a summer full of iced coffee!
The ultimate in iced coffee convenience! Available in Traditional Milk and Sugar and lightly-sweetened Black. Authentic, fresh-tasting Vietnamese coffee is now as easy as getting a can out of the fridge.
Made with Highlands Ready-To-Drink Coffee! These recipes were developed by us, in our office (yeah, we have a rough job!) over the past several months, and they're amazing every time. Now you can have a drink that rivals the fanciest downtown club, in your own home!
Just want the short version? Here's a few key notes on iced coffee:
Vietnamese Coffeehouse Tradition: When iced coffee is served to a customer in a Vietnamese coffeeshop, the coffee is presented brewing hot in a single-cup filter/brewer, as shown in our picture here. The coffee drains into a glass, not a cup or mug. The patron is also given a second tall glass filled with cracked ice (not crushed, not large cubes, somewhere in-between).
When the coffee has finished brewing, the patron pours the coffee over the ice. Usually the coffee does not come to the top of the glass. The coffee is then sipped through the ice for a very chilled effect. What about cream and sugar? Usually it is served with sweetened condensed milk, if desired. Generally, a tablespoon or two of the condensed milk is placed into the first glass and the coffee brews onto the thick milk below. Before pouring into the glass of ice, the milk is stirred up into the coffee.
Best iced coffees to try:
Our favorite iced coffees include Trung Nguyen Legendee, Indochine Dark, Highlands Heritage Blend, and Trung Nguyen Passiona. The Passiona is a particular favorite because often when we are drinking iced coffee, we want a nice tall, frosty glass... but we don't want all that caffeine, so Passiona is a perfect solution.
And of course, Highlands' Ready-To-Drink coffee is always a great choice! We like the Traditional Milk and Sugar variety for its easy convenience, and it's usually the best one to try first; but we also really like the strong, dark Black variety for using as a mixer or adding our own milk to create intensely-flavored lattes. The Black is so potent that it's also a good choice for pouring over ice, since the melting ice won't dilute it the way it might dilute regular coffee.