Vietnamese Affogato

This has become one of our go-to, tasty options for something quick and sweet after dinner. Traditional affogato is a few shots of Italian espresso poured over vanilla ice cream. Quick stir and demitasse spoon are all that’s needed. Yum. We’ve taken the idea and added a few twists. Vietnamese coffee has a spectacular flavor of cinnamon and chicory. Certainly more French in inspiration than Italian. It’s often combined with sweetened condensed milk, chilled and poured over ice. A lovely relief to a warm summer day. Here we’ve mixed things up: combined warm Vietnamese coffee with vanilla ice cream, then drizzled a bit of the condensed milk over the top of the ice cream. Yeah. It’s a bit indulgent, but it’s oh so tasty and easy to make.


Serves 4

1 pint vanilla ice cream

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 cup Vietnamese coffee


Divide ice cream between serving dishes. Spoon sweetened condensed milk over coffee and serve immediately.