How to Make an Ube Iced Latte with Vietnamese Coffee

The Ube Latte during our 4-month pop-up, Cafe Phin, was hands down the most popular drink of the season. It caught the attention of New York Magazine, New York Times, and Instagrammers everywhere. 

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Now, you can bring the experience home.

Check out our easy and delicious (and vegan!) ube recipe below.

1) HOW TO MAKE THE UBE MIX

Tools:

  • Measuring teaspoon 
  • Whisk or fork
  • Can opener
  • Measuring cup
  • Quart or container to store ube mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of all-natural, unsweetened coconut milk = 13.5 oz
  • 4 teaspoons of ube extract
  • 6.5 oz of simple syrup (you can buy this, or make your own simple syrup with equal parts hot water and sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract 

Instructions: 

  1. Open can of coconut milk. Transfer to empty quart. Get the coconut cream/milk!
  2. Add ube extract, simple syrup, vanilla extract, and whisk together well. 
  3. Ready to enjoy with coffee!

 

2) HOW TO MAKE VIETNAMESE COFFEE USING A PHIN FILTER

Tools:

Ingredients:

  • Our Loyalty blend, or, if you want a stronger coffee, use Grit

Instructions: 

  1. Add ground coffee to the phin (use 2 tablespoons for average brew, or 3 tablespoons for strong)
  2. Drop the filter press on top of the ground coffee
  3. Place the filter plate on top of your cup
  4. Place the brewing chamber on top of the plate
  5. Boil water to 195-200 degrees
  6. Add a little bit of water until it covers the filter press 
  7. Wait 30 seconds for the bloom
  8. Add water to the top of the phin. Then cover, and let the coffee drip until it's finished.

Next, let's put it all together!

 

3) HOW TO MAKE OUR UBE ICED LATTE

Tools:

  • Stepped jigger or measuring cup
  • A tall glass

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz of the ube mix
  • 2 oz of your milk preference
  • The phin coffee you just made. If you're making the coffee in large batches, use 2-3 oz of coffee.

Order of Instructions: 

  1. Add ube mix first
  2. Add ice to glass
  3. Add milk
  4. Add phin coffee 
  5. Enjoy!

Adjust any of of these ratios (more ube, more milk, etc.) to meet your personal preference!

You can save the ube mix and try other recipes with it as well. It's an excellent base for creative drinks.  

Check out our Coconut Coffee recipe here

Purchase our Vietnamese Phin Kit (filter + coffee).

Check out our brew guide with other ways to enjoy our coffee.