vietnamese egg coffee (cà phê trứng)
you will definitely get a caffeine kick & sugar high! ☕️ this vietnamese egg coffee (cà phê trứng) is sweet and creamy from the egg yolks & condensed milk. it is bold from the strong vietnamese coffee. this recipe pays homage to cafe giang in hanoi, vietnam – known for their cà phê trứng.
- 2 tbsp ground coffee
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp condensed milk
- a dash of salt
brew the coffee
- bloom coffee: add ground coffee to a phin filter and pour 1 tbsp of boiling water. let it bloom for 30 secs to 1 min.
- brew the coffee: add remaining boiling water.
pasteurize eggs (optional)
- skip this step if they are pasteurized. fill a small saucepan ½ way with water, and place on stove over medium-low heat.
- using a whisk, mix the egg yolks & condensed milk in a medium bowl.
- once the water has simmered, place the medium bowl over the saucepan and whisk until the mixture hits 160 f.
make the egg cream
- remove the bowl from the saucepan, and add a dash of salt.
- use a hand mixer to mix for 2 – 3 mins on high speed. the mixture will turn into a pale yellow color, and the volume will have doubled.
- remove the phin filter, pour the egg cream over the coffee, & optionally top with cinnamon.
- phin filter: this tool is a necessity when making vietnamese egg coffee. it’s also portable, so it’s perfect to bring with you when traveling.
- saucepan: this is my favorite saucepan. i have had mine for years; it’s durable & versatile.
- hand mixer: the ones by kitchenaid are long-lasting. i recently upgraded to a cordless one. i also would recommend a more affordable option – a corded one (mine is still working after nearly a decade).
- how do i use a phin filter? both nam coffee & nguyen coffee supply have great how-to articles on the phin filter.
- what vietnamese coffee brand would you recommend? my current favorite is nam coffee. their coffee is bold and rich in flavor.
- can i use regular coffee or coffee i have on hand? yes, you can; however, i have found the coffee is generally is not as bold as vietnamese coffee.
did you make this recipe? i would love to see your creations! tag michelleqgbui on instagram and hashtag it #letsbake.