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How to Make Thai Iced Coffee with 3 Ingredients

This 3-Ingredient Thai Iced Coffee is so simply delicious, right at home. It’s about to become your new favorite coffee drink. 

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It’s surprisingly easy to make strong, sweet, creamy Thai Iced Coffee

Homemade Thai Iced Coffee

This easy Thai Iced Coffee is truly about to blow you away. It’s eye-opening, jaw-dropping delicious. Even we ourselves couldn’t believe how easy it is to create such magic in a cup, with just 3 little ingredients.

I can genuinely go on and on singing the praises of this triumphant Thai Iced Coffee. But I know you’re not really here to hear me sing, so I’ll give you photos and video instead. You’re welcome.

We’ve been long-time fanatics of Thai Iced Coffee. We go weak in the knees at all the Thai restaurants, falling for Thai iced coffee anytime it was on the menu. I’d always say we could share one, but sharing doesn’t typically happen when it comes to Thai iced coffee. Known for its bold, sweet, creamy flavors, this coffee beverage is popular for good reason.

Clearly, we were long overdue for creating our own Thai iced coffee at home. After about 17 cups of trial and tweaking, we zeroed in on just the right amounts and ingredients for the most wondrous cup of Thai Iced Coffee on the planet.

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All the flavors in just 3 ingredients

Here’s all you need to make Thai Iced Coffee:

  • Good, strong, smooth coffee 
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, which is basically just the yummiest combo of milk + sugar
  • Almond extract — though it’s just a teaspoon, this is an essential piece, so don’t skip it
  • A pinch of ground cardamom is optional, but provides a welcoming, aromatic essence

You can either brew strong, bold coffee and let it cool before using, or you use a great cold brew. Most of you know how exciting cold brew is, after its explosion onto the coffee scene several years ago. Cold brew is the magical slow-steep of coffee grounds in cold water that allows for a supremely smooth, rich flavor that you can’t achieve otherwise. It’s unbelievably easy to achieve at home.

Pure, creamy, smooth, rich, amazing bliss awaits your mornings [and afternoons.]

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Thai Iced Coffee, your way.

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So, that 👆🏼 just spoke louder than any words ever could. Every single sip of this Thai iced coffee will absolutely affirm skipping that long Starbucks line.

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3-Ingredient Thai Iced Coffee Recipe

5 from 12 ratings
This 3-Ingredient Thai Iced Coffee is so simply delicious, right at home. This strong, creamy drink about to become your new favorite coffee beverage. 
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 4


  • 4 cups bold, strong coffee, cooled to room temperature (I use cold brew)
  • 1 can, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, slightly warm
  • 1 tsp pure almond extract
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom and ice cubes


  • Combine: in a pitcher, add coffee, sweetened condensed milk, and almond extract. Stir well. If desired, add ground cardamom and stir.
  • Serve: Pour into 4 glasses filled with ice. Stir and serve immediately.


Feel free to use desired amount of sweetened condensed milk to taste. If reducing condensed milk for less sweetness, try replacing with some heavy cream or evaporated milk to retain creaminess.  
Serving ideas: top off with fresh whipped cream for a refreshing coffee treat. For an after-dinner coffee dessert, try adding a splash of Irish cream or Kahlua. 
If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ♡


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.9g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 7.5g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Cholesterol: 29.2mg | Sodium: 114mg | Sugar: 46.9g
Course: beverage, drink
Cuisine: Thai
Method: mix

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    • d. mabry
    • 5 stars

    so delish

    • Loreto and Nicoletta
    • 5 stars

    I love Thai coffee. Yours looks fabulous and it would be perfect tonight for dessert. Kind of an all in one dessert coffee. Condensed milk is so good we use it in our ginger turmeric icecream!
    Thank you so much for sharing!❤

      • chewoutloud

      You’re so welcome, and thank you!

    • Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer
    • 5 stars

    It’s a recipe like this that makes me wish I was a coffee drinker. This looks absolutely to die for and scrumptious! You may just convert me yet to being a coffee lover with this recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Lori! I use decaf if it’s in the afternoons 🙂

        • Ronald
        • 5 stars

        Yes, I too am impressed at how delicious this recipe is and it is definitely a favorite. I used French roast (pour over). It’s good to know that decaf can be used as well.

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