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Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream
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5 from 6 votes

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream (with Chocolate Chips)

Get ready for summer with this easy recipe for Vietnamese coffee ice cream. It includes espresso powder, condensed milk, and as a bonus, also chocolate chips!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time6 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Vietnamese
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: vietnamese coffee ice cream, vietnamese coffee ice cream recipe
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Becca Du


  • Combine whole milk and heavy cream in a sauce pan. Heat for 1-2 minutes until hot. Turn off the heat.
  • Whisk together egg yolks, condensed milk, and granulated sugar. Add 1/4 cup of the hot cream into the egg mixture to temper the eggs. Mix the eggs and hot cream, and then pour that mixture into the sauce pan.
  • Add espresso powder and vanilla extract. Turn the heat back on and mix the ice cream base until well combined.
  • Continue heating the ice cream base until the cream reaches 170 degrees F. Use a candy thermometer to measure the temperature of the cream.
  • Pour the cream through a fine mesh sieve into a large bowl. This will get rid of any egg or milk solids in the cream.
  • Put ice cream base in the fridge for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  • Pour the cream into an ice cream maker and churn for 10-15 minutes.
  • While the ice cream is churning, combine the chocolate and coconut oil. Microwave in 20 second intervals until the chocolate is melted. Mix together.
  • After the ice cream has churned for 5 minutes, drizzle the melted chocolate into the churning ice cream. The cold ice cream will harden the chocolate.
  • The resulting ice cream after 10-15 minutes should be slightly harder than soft serve.
  • Spoon the ice cream into a freezer safe container and freeze overnight.


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 952IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1mg