Vietnamese Egg Nog Coffee

how to make vietnamese egg nog coffee holiday recipe
You've probably heard of traditional Vietnamese Egg Coffee by now.  For the holidays, we thought it'd be fun to combine Vietnamese coffee with an American tradition -- egg nog! 

The nutty, bold profile of our robusta coffee (Loyalty or Grit) pairs perfectly with an egg nog recipe. (Note: this is not recommended with high acidic, sour-tasting coffee). 

First: How to make the Egg Nog


  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cups sugar 
  • 2 cups light cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • cinnamon stick & star anise for garnish


  1. Combine milk, cloves, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes. Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together until fluffy. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs. Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick. Do not allow mixture to boil. Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about an hour. 
  3. Stir in cream, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before serving. 

Next: How to make the Vietnamese coffee

Make the Coffee Using a Vietnamese Phin Filter (here)
  1. Follow the instructions to brew the coffee here.
  2. If you don't have a phin, brew 2-3 ounces of strong coffee via another method, such as French Press or an espresso machine.

Assemble the Drink

  1. Add ice to a cup or glass
  2. Add 4 ounces of egg nog
  3. Add 2 ounces of strong Vietnamese coffee (robusta blend)
  4. Top with a cinnamon stick and star anise 
  5. Stir & serve 



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how to make vietnamese egg nog coffee

how to make vietnamese egg nog coffee

how to make vietnamese egg nog coffee