Thai Iced Coffee

Thai Iced Coffee

I love Thai iced coffee! I have been drinking it for almost 50 years. What?!?


My brothers and I lived in Thailand with my mom’s side of the family while my dad was in Vietnam. Every morning I would hear a bicycle bell and go running to find my mom. It was the oliang lady on her bike! 


What is oliang? It was a version of a Thai iced coffee. She would put coffee in a plastic bag with ice, tie it off with a rubber band, and stick a straw in it. She would then hang it off of her handlebar and drive down the street ringing her bell. Everyone would come out of their house, me included, and hand her money. This was like Starbucks and DoorDash all rolled into 1 and it was 1976!


The real recipe has brown sugar and spices but I have found an easy way to make it that always brings back those wonderful childhood memories. Whenever I make it, everyone always asks for the recipe. Since the weather is getting warmer, I thought I would share it. 


Start with a good coffee. I like using a medium dark or dark roast because I feel it pairs nicely with the creaminess of milk.  Make an iced coffee. I use my over ice button on my Ninja but if you don’t have one, no worries. Just make a strong cup of coffee and chill it. Take that coffee and mix it with 1/4 cup of condensed sweetened milk and 1/4 cup of milk. Throw in some ice, go to your back porch, and enjoy. Now you are ready for Summer! Here are a few of our fair trade coffee that would make a great Thai iced coffee! 


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