Thai Coffee Recipe -
Thai Coffee Recipe
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Thai Coffee

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"Thai coffee, as is served in Thai restaurants."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. Place coffee and cardamom in the filter of your coffee machine. Place enough water to make 2 cups of coffee in the machine. Turn on the coffee machine.
  2. Pour brewed coffee into 2 coffee cups, and stir 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk into each cup. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 13, 2004

I have to disagree with the last reviewer - this is almost EXACTLY like the Thai coffee that is served in our local restaurants, backed up by my sister-in-law who is Cambodian and made this for us (except we have ours on ice). The only tweak that is needed, I think, to make it more authentic is to probably double the amount of coffee - the coffee should be VERY strong to handle the addition of the milk (and ice, if it's served cold). Thanks, Talia!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 06, 2007

I am of Thai decent. This was a good attempt. Unfortunately, most Thai places are "Americanized" but you can buy real Thai Coffee in Asian supermarkets or online. You will taste the difference right away.


21 Ratings

Jan 07, 2004

My family and I didn't like it nor did it remind us of a Thai restaurant Thai coffee.

Dec 24, 2007

Well, maybe the recipe name should be changed to "Ameri-Thai Coffee", but in its own right it is a very tasty, homemade gourmet coffee recipe. It is especially nice that it can be made without an espressor machine. Take this from a woman who used to be a Starbuck's barista! ;)

Sep 11, 2011

I was looking up ways to use up sweetened condensed milk; I had been meaning to try this recipe because I like cardamom. I think I'd like this better served on ice because it is so sweet. I'll make it again but will use less of the milk next time for drinking hot.

Jul 05, 2011

Nice way to round off your homemade Thai meal! This reminds me a bit of the Malaysian style of adding evaporated milk or condensed milk to coffee (my mother's country), although she says you can't replicate the aunthentic coffee shop style she grew up with of course. I follwed this recipe for single serving and used 2 Tablespoons Illy decaf ground espresso in a one cup melitta filter, with 1/8 of the cardamom. So I agree with the reviewer who said make the coffee very strong so it can handle the condensed milk which is great. The cardamom not too overpowering. I drank it hot but I'm sure it would be great on ice too. Thank you!

Mar 29, 2011

I have never tasted Thai Coffee so I cannot speak for its authenticity, but this recipe is delicious!

Sep 22, 2006

This is Americanized. I lived in Thailand for 2 years. This tastes nothing like what they served.


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  • Calories
  • 64 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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