Vietnamese Coffee Granita

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Traditional Vietnamese Coffee is made by filtering dark roast coffee directly in a glass. Sweetened condensed milk is then poured in the coffee and mixed. It is served both hot and iced. This frozen version is a simple coffee granita served with sweetened condensed milk. Adapted from GourmetSleuth.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir sugar and hot coffee until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Pour into a 8 x 13" glass baking dish. You want the liquid to be no more than about 1 1/2 " high.
  3. Freeze at least 3 hours or up to 8 hours, raking the mixture with a fork periodically.
  4. Before serving, scrape frozen coffee into shavings using a fork.
  5. When ready to serve spoon coffee shavings into serving dishes. Serve with condensed milk drizzled over top. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Served this to guest over the July 4th weekend and it was a big success, very refreshing light summer dessert. I didn't serve it the Vietnamese way, insted, added a couple tablespoons of kahlua to the mixture and about 1/3 cup more sugar. Served with a dalop of lightly sweetened whip cream on top! The flavor is definitely a 5 star, however suggest changing the directions to indicate that the mixture should be raked with a fork periodically. Had difficult time getting shavings after 5 hours of freezing. Thanks Sharon for great recipe!

Galley Wench July 05, 2009

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