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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 11 reviews

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

Yield: 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


  1. Combine: in a pitcher, add coffee, sweetened condensed milk, and almond extract. Stir well. If desired, add ground cardamom and stir.
  2. 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 ♡


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 281
  • Sugar: 46.9 g
  • Sodium: 114 mg
  • Fat: 7.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.9 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 29.2 mg
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: beverage, drink
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: Thai Iced Coffee, Iced Coffee Recipe

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    WOW! this coffee looks so delicious and I love the recipe, just a few ingredients and I’ll have an amazing drink! I can’t wait to try it out. Thank you for sharing.

      • chewoutloud

      Glad you like it!

    • Moop Brown

    This coffee looks great- love how it allows for easy making at home also. Thanks for sharing!

      • chewoutloud

      You’re welcome!

    • Jacqueline Debono

    I have always wanted to try Thai iced coffee but for some reason thought it was more complicated! It’s so simple and so delicious. Will be a staple drink for us through the summer! Thanks for sharing!

      • chewoutloud

      It’s surprisingly simple!

    • Jenny

    Usually, I make the greek frappe coffee when the water gets warmer. Your recipe is a great alternative; the flavor is fantastic, still strong and lovely, creamy. I especially loved the cardamon. That was a surprise and a revelation! Thank you, I will add this Thai iced coffee to my coffee afternoon menu from now on.

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, so happy you liked this 🙂

    • Marisa F. Stewart

    This recipe came at the perfect time. I wanted a pick-me-up after I’d been working all day in the house and the Thai iced coffee was perfect. I was so hot working in the garden and once I finished I decided that a cold coffee would cool me off. I had all of the ingredients and it was so simple to throw together. I’ll be making this recipe often.

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, Marisa!

    • Anna

    I can’t believe how easy this was to make, and how utterly delicious and refreshing it tastes! I think I’m never going back to my regular cuppa again 🙂

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, so happy you liked it, Anna!

    • Colleen

    I can’t believe I visited Thailand and never had a Thai iced coffee! That will be remedied this weekend. It will be perfect for the hot weather we’re expecting!

      • chewoutloud

      Absolutely, Colleen! 🙂

    • Ginny

    Well, now I’m happy! This was the best iced coffee I’ve ever had. How could I never have thought of this simple recipe. Thank you so much!

      • chewoutloud

      SO happy you enjoyed the coffee, Ginny!

    • Janet Wells

    I used your recipe as a guide for a Paleo-friendly variety and it turned out great!!
    Instead of Sweetened Condensed milk I used the Almond Coconut Unsweetened Creamer and Monkfruit Sweetener…tastes great!

    • Lolobao

    Only one person tried this recipe? Dozens of “this looks great” comments? Why don’t people try it before commenting? I want to know if it tastes good, not if it is an “instagram worthy” photo. One review of the taste, which isn’t a stellar recommendation. Not good.

    • Gen

    My god, it took 10 minutes just to scroll past the garbage and get to the recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      So sorry, Gen. My “Jump to Recipe” button should be working soon. Thank you!

    • Jeff

    Where is the video??

      • chewoutloud

      Hi, Jeff! Video should be right in middle of the article; do you maybe have pop-ups disabled?

    • Kelly Burchfield

    My Thai food truck people left today to go to Thailand for a month and a half, so I will be trying this to keep from withdrawal.

    • Dominique

    I tried this recipe tonight and I was unable to obtaim the layering effect that traditional Thai iced coffee has. It was good flavor, the cardamom was a bit much for my taata, so I will add a tad bit less next time. I think I will try subbing either coconut milk or sweetened creamer next time. Thanks for the recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      Sounds like a great idea. Glad you enjoyed the flavors!

    • Leigh Anne Borders

    I want to make this for my husband. He would enjoy it. I am not a coffee drinker, but he is.

    • twinspirational

    This looks so delicious! We don’t like coffee, so will need to make it for a coffee lover friend.

    • Riley

    Wow, that video looks AMAZING! Love the cold brew idea, too! I know what I’m making this weekend, thanks for the awesome recipe.

    • adventuregirleliana

    Wow! I love Thai food but never ever ordered a Thai iced coffee before! This definitely sounds delish!! Will have to try making it!

    • Marielle Altenor

    I absolutely love iced coffee! I wonder if I can find this exact brand in my local grocery store.

    • Amanda

    That looks delicious. It’s always great when you perfect something at home rather than go out. You can make it any time!

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