Hey friends! I’ve missed you…I sure hope the feeling is mutual. I disappeared for a little while but am happy to be back! If you are a follower on Instagram then you know that my husband and I just recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary!
For months we planned our trip up to Maine, Connecticut and NYC. I tell you no lies when I say that I was most excited to find all the yummy restaurants and coffee shops. We did just that. One thing I noticed when we got to NYC was I couldn’t get my typical hazelnut flavor added to my coffee like I normally do. I don’t like a ton…just enough to get that nutty flavor. Just about all the baristas that served us told me, ” We don’t do flavors but feel free to add our simple syrup to your coffee if you wish.” Oh, mmm. Bless their hearts. They just didn’t know what they were missing. I felt like I needed to add the entire bottle of syrup just to get a taste of sweetness! Wouldn’t you know, by the end of the trip I found myself enjoying my syrup free coffee.
We found one little shop on the corner of 26th Street and 6th Avenue called Koffeecake Corner. It was there that I discovered Vietnamese coffee. It was simple. Syrup free, of course, because we’ve already established that New Yorkers don’t know what their missing without hazelnut in their coffee. It was pretty though. I love pretty things. I almost didn’t want to stir it and mess up its beauty. But I had to. So I did. The rest is history. (But then I came home and got Shawn the Ninja coffee bar for Father’s Day and knew that I had to recreate the coffee I had on this day that will forever go down in history. So now you can count on getting a new recipe each month!) <–I said and typed that as fast as I could so I’m going to need you to go back and read it as fast as you can that way we are on the same level of excitement and windedness. Mmm’k, GO!
I give you July’s coffee of the month. *cue the singing angels* or in my case Ariel from The Little Mermaid. You know, when she sings and gives her voice to Ursula.*
Vietnamese coffee is simple y’all. It consists of 3 ingredients. It’s meant to be sweeter so adjust the recipe accordingly. If you don’t like a really sweet coffee then I’d start with 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk.
Start by mixing 1/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk and 1/3 cup of regular milk in your tall glass. Then add your ice.
Like I said, we now use the Ninja Coffee Bar system so put your settings on the XL cup setting and hit “Over ice brew”. Allow it to brew. It will beep when it’s done. Enjoy it’s beautiful ombre color and then stir it up.
Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble. Psalm 119:165