Vietnamese Yogurt Coffee (Sua Chua Cafe)

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Vietnamese Yogurt Coffee (Sua Chua Cafe) is a tasty and unique Vietnamese drink. It has a perfect combination of sweetness and tartness with an addictive aroma and intensity from coffee.

Vietnamese Yogurt Coffee (Sua Chua Cafe) is a tasty and unique Vietnamese drink with addictive coffee aroma. A quick and easy drink that gives you your caffeine fix and yogurt health benefits.

What is Vietnamese Yogurt Coffee (Sua Chua Cafe)?

You probably think yogurt and coffee don’t go well together and what a strange idea to combine them. Believe me, this is a very popular and addictive Vietnamese drink and perhaps my most favorite coffee drink.

Sua Chua Cafe is made by simply mixing together yogurt and Vietnamese coffee, and the result is a drink so much more interesting than yogurt or coffee alone.

The yogurt provides tartness, creaminess and richness while the Vietnamese coffee provides intensity and aroma with a chocolate note. Contrasting flavors complement each other to create a fantastic drink that gives you your caffeine fix as well as health benefits from yogurt.

Ingredients

A glass of Vietnamese Yogurt Coffee (Sua Chua Cafe)

To make Vietnamese Yogurt Coffee, you need just a handful of ingredients:

  • plain yogurt,
  • sweetened condensed milk,
  • Vietnamese ground coffee, and
  • crushed ice.

I like to use Greek yogurt because it has a thick consistency. Therefore, when we add ice, the drink won’t become too liquidy. You can use any yogurt you like, just make sure it’s plain yogurt.

For sweetened condensed milk, any brands you can find in your local grocery stores will work. In Vietnam, Longevity brand is like the household name :).

Ingredients and tools to make Vietnamese coffee (cafe sua nong): phin filter, ground coffee and sweetened condensed milk.

With regard to Vietnamese coffee, you can find detailed information about Vietnamese ground coffee in my Vietnamese coffee recipe post. Our favorite is Trung Nguyen Legendee Gold Creative 8 brand. If you visit Vietnam, I strongly recommend coffee blends from Cau Dat farm brand.

You can buy Trung Nguyen brand coffee at Asian grocery stores or on Amazon. A lot of Vietnamese families in the US. like to use Cafe Du Monde ground coffee.

Summary of What I Used to Make this Drink

How to Make Vietnamese Yogurt Coffee (Sua Chua Cafe)

First of all, you will need to brew some Vietnamese coffee. My Vietnamese coffee recipe post will provide you with all the information you need to brew Vietnamese coffee. You will need a Vietnamese phin coffee filter to do this, so if you have never used it before, make sure you check out that post :).

Brewing Vietnamese Coffee step-by-step: pouring hot water into the filter and let the coffee drip into the glass.
Brewing Vietnamese coffee using a phin filter

Once you have brewed the coffee, the final step will be whisking together all ingredients. And that’s it! Very quick and easy :). Feel free to tweak the ratio of yogurt, coffee, condensed milk and ice to your liking.

More recipes with Vietnamese coffee you may want to try:

I’d love to hear what you think about this dish, so please feel free to leave a comment. New recipes are added every week so let’s connect on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates. You can find my collection of Vietnamese recipes here.

Vietnamese Yogurt Coffee (Sua Chua Cafe) is a tasty drink that is rich and creamy with an addictive aroma and bitterness from coffee. Very quick and easy to make and you will get your caffeine fix as well as yogurt health benefits from this drink.

Vietnamese Yogurt Coffee (Sua Chua Cafe)

Vietnamese Yogurt Coffee (Sua Chua Cafe) is a tasty and unique Vietnamese drink. It has a perfect combination of sweetness and tartness with an addictive coffee aroma.
Author: Sophie
5 from 6 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 people

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tablespoons Vietnamese ground coffee
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • crushed ice

Instructions
 

  • Add Vietnamese ground coffee to the phin filter chamber and place the filter press on top, press gently. Place the filter over a clean glass and then add 1 tablespoon of hot water wait for about 10-20 seconds to let the ground coffee swell and settle.
  • Add the remaining hot water and cover the chamber with the filter cap. Let the coffee liquid drip into the glass. This may take a few minutes. If you need more detailed instructions with step-by-step photos to brew Vietnamese coffee, visit the link in the recipe notes down below.
  • While the coffee is being brewed, add yogurt and sweetened condensed milk to a bowl and mix gently to combine. Divide the mixture into serving glasses. You can add more condensed milk to taste.
  • Once the coffee is ready, divide into serving glass. Top with plenty of crushed ice and serve immediately.

Notes

For more detailed instructions with step-by-step photos to brew Vietnamese coffee, check out my Vietnamese coffee recipe post.
Feel free to tweak the ratio of ingredients to your liking. You can add more condensed milk or use more ground coffee to make the drink stronger.

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 284mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: yogurt coffee
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10 Comments

  1. Oh your recipe is so nice and easy !! Cant wait to try ! I looove your glasses too!!!! Oh whats their brand by the way ?

    1. Hi Line!

      The glasses are from Bormioli Rocco and I bought them at Sur La Table: https://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-3660875/Bormioli+Rocco+Romantic+Glass (looks like they are currently out of the clear ones). Amazon also sells them: https://www.amazon.com/Bormioli-Rocco-Refreshments-Beverages-Restaurants/dp/B072PZKBCL/. They are beautiful and the price is very reasonable.

      If you try the recipe, I would love to hear how it turns out for you :).

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Anita! This version is not popular outside of Vietnam yet. So far, I have only found one place in Chicago serving this drink. It’s very tasty so I hope you will give it a try.

    1. Haha I love condensed milk too. I grew up eating or drinking it almost every day :D. I’m not a heavy coffee drinker either but it’s hard for me to say no to the coffee and condensed milk combo. Thank you so much for your comment!

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