Iced coffee is a refreshing and delicious alternative to regular hot coffee, especially in summer.

It’s easy to make, and you can make it to suit your taste in many different ways.

Here’s a super-easy way to make iced coffee with condensed milk to add to your summer collection.

What is iced coffee with condensed milk?

Iced coffee with condensed milk is a popular way to enjoy your morning cup of joe. It’s made with freshly brewed coffee that has been cooled completely, served over ice, and sweetened with condensed milk.

Iced coffee with condensed milk.

This version of iced coffee uses sweetened condensed milk to flavor the coffee. You won’t need to add sugar to it because it already tastes sweet.

It’s the perfect drink if you like to drink iced coffee but you’re not a fan of the robust flavors that come with it.

You just have to open a can of sweetened condensed milk and mix it with the iced coffee to make a sweet and refreshing iced coffee!

What ingredients are used in this recipe?

You’ll need three main ingredients to make an iced coffee with condensed milk. Have a look below for the full breakdown:

  • Freshly brewed coffee
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Ice cubes
All ingredients that are used to make an iced coffee with condensed milk at home.

That’s all you need to make a refreshing iced coffee at home! You probably already have these items at home, which makes it even better.

The sweetened condensed milk can be bought in small cans and stay perfectly well in the fridge once opened, meaning you can make this drink multiple times within a week or even longer.

If you plan to sit outside and slowly sip on this iced coffee, I recommend making a few coffee ice cubes beforehand.

Coffee ice cubes are made the same way as regular ice cubes made with water. Fill an ice cube tray or ice cube bag with freshly brewed coffee that has been cooled and freeze it.

Once completely frozen, you can use them for this recipe. It’s great because you’ll never dilute your delicious iced coffee with water; you’ll just add even more coffee flavor!

Tip: You can check out the full recipe for coffee ice cubes here.

What coffee is best used to make this iced coffee?

Coffee makes up for the biggest part of this recipe, so it’s essential to use good quality coffee. But which coffee is best used? And what about the coffee beans? I’ll answer all those questions below.

You can make iced coffee with any coffee you like the most. I prefer using freshly brewed coffee with the following coffee brewers for the best flavor:

  • French press
  • Chemex
  • Hario V60

I’ve been brewing coffee with these brewers for a long time, and they work remarkably well served over ice.

Pouring Chemex coffee into a glass with ice.

If you’d like to make this coffee with espresso instead, I suggest checking out the recipe for Café Bombon here. This coffee recipe uses equal parts espresso and sweetened condensed milk!

Now, the next important thing is choosing the correct coffee roast that suits your preferred flavor profile.

Depending on the coffee brewer you plan on using, I suggest the following:

Coffee brewer:Coffee roast:
ChemexLight to medium roast
French pressMedium to dark roast
Hario V60Light to medium roast

The roast level makes each coffee unique and will completely change your iced coffee flavor.

I like to use lighter roasts for coffee brewers that use a coffee filter for the most part. This will create a nicely balanced iced coffee with enough robust coffee flavor to handle the sweetness of the condensed milk.

I recommend using a darker roast when using the French press so you can create a fuller and more robust iced coffee if you prefer this.

Medium roasted and dark roasted coffee beans next to each other.
Medium roast on the left, dark roast on the right.

The darker roast will help with that stronger flavor, and because the coffee is steeped with the water in the French press, this is the best option if you prefer stronger tasting coffee.

Tip: Are you going to use the Chemex to brew the coffee? You can check out this great article about the best coffee beans for the Chemex.

What does condensed milk in coffee taste like?

Sweetened condensed milk in coffee tastes amazing. The sweetness of the condensed milk will make the coffee slightly sweeter while keeping the robust flavors of the coffee.

This is a traditional Vietnamese recipe for iced coffee, but it’s not only popular here. It’s also hugely popular in Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and other Asian countries.

It’s a great coffee to cool down with on a hot day or whenever you prefer drinking iced coffee over a hot coffee.

Now that you have all the information needed to make this recipe, let’s brew some coffee:

Iced Coffee With Condensed Milk

Homemade iced coffee with condensed milk, ready to drink.

This 5-minute iced coffee with condensed milk is easy to make and will have you chilling in the sun in no time!

Prep Time 4 minutes
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3/4 cup (0.18 l) of freshly brewed coffee
  • 2 tbsp (30 grams) of sweetened condensed milk
  • Ice cubes


  1. The first step to making excellent iced coffee is choosing a coffee brewer and the right coffee beans for your taste. Once you've chosen those, brew the coffee and move on to the next step.
  2. After brewing your coffee, cool it down slightly. I like to add a few ice cubes to the coffee, so it cools quickly. You can also leave it to cool slowly if you've brewed it in advance.
  3. Then, grab a tall glass and add the sweetened condensed milk to it.
  4. Add a handful of ice cubes to the glass. I like to fill the glass to about halfway, so I'm sure that the coffee is icy.
  5. Now all there's left is pouring the cooled coffee into the glass.

Give the coffee a quick stir before drinking it, or serve with a straw so you (and your guests) can stir the sweetened condensed milk through the coffee. Enjoy!


You can also brew the preferred amount of coffee and store it in the fridge overnight. The next day, you'll have cooled coffee and can make this recipe even faster!

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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 22gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

Iced coffee with condensed milk calories

Sweetened condensed milk is heavily sweetened, meaning that this iced coffee with condensed milk has 130 calories.

Coffee has virtually no calories, so all the calories are from the added condensed milk.

If you prefer a sweeter version, you can consider adding a bit more condensed milk to your iced coffee, increasing the number of calories. Each tablespoon of condensed milk adds 65 calories to your iced coffee.


Making iced coffee with condensed milk is easy in just five minutes. I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe and that it will help you enjoy a refreshing drink on a hot day!

And yes, if you’re wondering, you can also make hot coffee with condensed milk.

If you want more recipes, let me know. There are plenty of ways to mix up your morning routine without taking too much time out of your busy schedule.

Do you love sweetened coffee? You can try adding vanilla or chocolate into the mix for an even sweeter taste! Have a look below for more iced coffee recipes that you can try.

Do you like iced coffees that are sweetened? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!

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  1. A good tip for the opened can of condensed sweetened milk is to put it into a glass Mason jar, secure a lid on it and put it in the freezer. It will keep for months and it won’t freeze solid making it easy to spoon out only what you need. I do this all the time.

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