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How to make Vietnamese Iced Coffee (cà phê sữa đá)

22/07/2016 (Last Updated: 31/10/2019)

The best coffee in the world tastes like chocolate. Wait, what? Learn how to make Vietnamese Iced Coffee and enjoy this deliciously chocolatey, smooth and super addictive pick-me-up at home. It’s quick and easy to make and may just be the start of a whole new addiction. Oops?

How To Make Vietnamese Iced Coffee - Learn to make this velvety, chocolate-esque drink and get your caffeine fix for the day! |

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So yesterday was my birthday (yaaaay!) and of course, birthdays always demand a few cringeworthy photos don’t they?

I have to admit, I’m still immature enough to look forward to a day of getting spoilt. And there was so much spoiling going on. Not just for breakfast, but lunch and dinner too, plus a healthy dose of shopping, and some rare sunshine in the middle of winter.

As with any good birthday there were also a few glasses of bubbles last night (too many? neverrrr). So Sarah’s final birthday surprise was teaching me how to make Vietnamese Iced Coffee this morning.

Let me tell you, it was just what the doctor ordered.  ????

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Drinks/ Recipes

Ayran Recipe – Turkish Yogurt Drink

09/04/2016 (Last Updated: 31/10/2019)

This delicious Ayran recipe (Turkish yogurt drink) is a refreshing and addictive way to rehydrate on a hot summer day. Mixed with sea salt, frothed to perfection and served icy cold, this healthy drink pairs perfectly with a hot and spicy meal.

Pouring Turkish ayran into a glass drinking jar.

Why We Love This Ayran Recipe

  • We adore this Middle Eastern yogurt drink because it’s so easy to whip up a fresh batch at home in less than 5 minutes. Made with only 3 simple ingredients – yogurt, water (or soda water) and salt – you can blend it up in no time. 
  • And because ayran contains no added sugar and just a pinch of sea salt, it’s a healthy way to rehydrate on a hot summer’s day. You’ll be free to enjoy the spiciest curry dish with an icy cold glass of ayran on hand to put out that fire. 

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Teh Tarik Recipe – Malaysian Pulled Tea

12/03/2016 (Last Updated: 16/08/2019)

This Southeast Asian sweet drink, locally known as teh tarik or “pulled tea”, is a blast to make in the kitchen (or out on the back lawn where it’s safe). Test your pouring skills to the max for the perfect froth on top of this addictive bitter sweet teh tarik recipe.

Close up of fresh, frothy teh tarik in glasses.

Why We Love This Recipe

Teh Tarik is pure bittersweet tea deliciousness whether you serve it hot or over ice. Hint hint: iced Teh Tarik in summer is the bessssst and totally addictive.

Either way, it’s the perfect sidekick to your favourite spicy Asian dish.

This morning we decided it was high time we recreated this recipe because:

  • We are totally addicted to hot frothy teh tarik during our Southeast Asian adventures and we love the buzz
  • We were just chatting with AiPing over at Curious Nut about our mutual addiction to jugs of Teh Tarik, (not that you usually find them in jugs, but you seriously should be able to, just saying), and
  • Because we absolutely needed to have one again like right now.

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