Vietnamese Egg Coffee
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The story of this seemingly unusual drink began way back in the 1940s. A bartender discovered an alternative pairing for coffee when the country was experiencing a milk shortage during this time. What was it made of? Egg yolks and sugar. Soon enough, coffee became very popular not only in Vietnam but all over the world.
Now, it's time to recreate this unique treat and see for ourselves why egg coffee is deliciously unforgettable!
Sanitize and preheat your Phin brewer. Position the brewer on top of your large serving vessel.
Add 12 grams of coffee into the chamber and then fasten the filter into the brewer.
Add hot water to cover the grounds and allow it to bloom for about 10 seconds.
Pour in the remaining water. It may take several pours since the brewer is pretty small to hold all at once.
While the coffee is brewing, place one egg yolk and 4 tablespoons of condensed milk inside a bowl.
Use a hand blender to whip the contents.
Continue whipping until the volume of the mixture doubles. Make sure you get a frothy consistency.
Once the coffee is finished brewing, set the brewer aside.
Top your whipped concoction onto your coffee.
You can stir the beverage to incorporate the topping or just drink it as it is.
Enjoy your Vietnamese egg coffee!
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