Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thai Iced Coffee

I have made the switch from hot beverages to cool beverages.  Kinda like switching off the heater and turning on the air conditioner.    The other day I was in the mood for some good iced coffee.  I  found a recipe from Williams- Sonoma for Thai Iced Coffee. The recipe called for sweetened condensed milk,  I had to try it.    In this recipe you  grind the coffee beans with  cardamom pods  then brew the coffee.  Caution:  You are brewing very strong coffee.   The recipe stated to add 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk per glass of coffee but I added a little more.  The coffee was tasty and refreshing but a little too strong for my taste.   Next time I make it, I will not use a dark roast, I'll  use a lighter one.   I did love the flavor the cardamom gave the coffee.

Thai Iced Coffee
From Williams-Sonoma

Green Cardamom Pods
3/4 cup French roast or other darkly roasted coffee beans
5 green cardamom pods
4 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
Crushed ice as needed


1. In a coffee grinder, combine the coffee beans and cardamom pods and pulse until finely ground, about 15 seconds.  Transfer the coffee mixture to the filter of a drip coffeemaker.  Fill the top of the coffeemaker with the water and brew according to the manufacturer's instructions.

2. Transfer the coffee to a heatproof pitcher and let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
3. Pour 1/3 cup coffee into each of 12 small glasses.  Add 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk to each glass and stir to combine.  Add ice and stir again, then serve.

Serves 12

Brewed Coffee With Cardamom


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  2. Looks very good, I will definitely have to try this recipe! Following your blog now, looking forward to sharing with you.

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  4. I like the idea of using cardamon in there, that is a spice use a lot, but I never would have thought of putting it in coffee! Iced coffee is getting to be more favored in our house as well with the change in the weather. Thanks for the inspiration, I will need to try this. Have a great day.

  5. I'm no longer a coffee drinker, but I think I would come out of retirement for a cup of this cool drink! I think Id prefer a lighter roast, too :)