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Thai Coffee

Thai Coffee

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and if you make one of the desserts I posted last time, you might want a little coffee to go with it.  I mean, let’s face it, what goes better with gooey desserts than coffee?  Usually people don’t have a slice of Boston cream pie with Sierra Mist. 😉  Not to judge if you do.  Do your own thing!

If you do choose to go the coffee route with your Valentine’s dessert, let me suggest this Thai coffee. Recently I went to a really great coffee house.  It was inside a refurbished old house. The kitchen had been redone to be the front counter of the coffee shop where you order and buy bulk coffee.  But then the rest of the rooms like the living room and bedrooms had all been redone with wood floors and cushy sofas and tables to drink your coffee. You could actually take your coffee upstairs and hang out drinking coffee in a bedroom.  It might sound a little weird, but you just had to be there.  I love weird mom and pop coffee places.

Thai Coffee

Anyway, what this tangent has all been about is that one of the items on the menu was Thai coffee, which I knew I wanted to try to recreate.  I’ve had Thai coffee many times recently, and each time I like it more and more.  The only problem is there are so many different ways to make it!  There are some basic elements that are the same in each recipe, but others are more open to question.  You can add a little whole milk, evaporated milk, or sweetened condensed milk if you are feeling ultra indulgent.  But one thing you must add is the cardamom.  It totally makes this drink.  It’s such a unique coffee that you don’t see everyday.

Now I think this Thai coffee is just begging to be paired with a pie of some kind, perhaps bananas Foster cream pie?  Or how about a slice of turtle pie if you want to go ultra rich and gooey.  Of course this and a good ol’ scone is also a match made in heaven…and now I’m in the mood for scones.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thai Coffee

(Adapted from a Thai coffee recipe from Food.com)

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Thai Coffee
  • 4 cups brewed coffee
  • 4 tbsp evaporated milk, whole milk, or heavy cream, depending on preference
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp almond flavoring
  1. Brew your coffee, then pour it into a heat-proof pitcher.
  2. Add in sugar, cardomom, and almond flavoring, then give it a stir.
  3. Refrigerate for a couple hours until cool.
  4. If you desire, fill your glass with ice before adding the coffee. For each cup of coffee, add 1 tbsp of your preferred milk.

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  • Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop February 13, 2016, 8:40 am

    I do love coffee! And it goes perfectly with dessert! This sounds delicious!

    • Amanda February 13, 2016, 10:30 am

      Thanks! I pretty much have a Gilmore Girls level love for coffee!🙂

  • lucie February 13, 2016, 10:11 am

    This looks so damned good! I love everything coffee (and drink way too much of the stuff!) so mixing things up a little with this Thai coffee for valentines is just perfect! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Amanda February 13, 2016, 10:30 am

      Thanks! I know I drink way too much of it too! 😀

  • Aria February 13, 2016, 3:37 pm

    This is such a good idea. I love Thai tea, but haven’t had Thai coffee. However, it sounds amazing!

    • Amanda February 15, 2016, 9:01 am

      Thanks so much! I love Thai tea too! 🙂

  • Jessica @ Sweetest Menu February 14, 2016, 4:16 pm

    Wow, I’ve never had Thai coffee before but I love spices, particularly cardamon. This sounds just lovely!

    • Amanda February 15, 2016, 9:03 am

      Thanks! I recently started cooking with cardamom a lot more lately. I used to get pancakes at a breakfast place that had chocolate chips and cardamom, so I’m trying to recreate it.

  • Mir February 15, 2016, 6:05 am

    Is pairing the coffee with pie optional? Because it should not be. 🙂
    I’ve never had Thai coffee before, so it’s now on the list!

    • Amanda February 15, 2016, 9:04 am

      Thanks, Mir! It definitely should be required, especially if there is any chocolate it that pie. 🙂

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice February 15, 2016, 6:16 am

    Oh I love the sound of thai coffee, Amanda! Finding new flavors of coffee is so fun for me…I love jazzing up my favorite drink, and this sounds just perfect! I love how easy this is to make, too. I could definitely curl up with a steaming mug of this deliciousness!

    • Amanda February 15, 2016, 9:05 am

      Thanks! Ooh, having it warm WOULD be really good! I’m trying that!

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary February 15, 2016, 7:53 am

    Mom and pop coffee shops are the best! This coffee sounds delicious, Amanda! Love the cardamom and almond in here! Who really needs the pie when you can gulp this?! Can’t wait to try this! Cheers, dear!

    • Amanda February 15, 2016, 9:06 am

      Thanks so much, Cheyanne! I’m really getting hooked on almond flavor lately. I love experimenting with it

  • Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks February 15, 2016, 9:09 am

    I’ve had Thai iced tea before and love that stuff, but I’ve never had Thai coffee. I’m going to have to put it on my list of new things to try because this sounds delicious!

    • Amanda February 15, 2016, 2:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Rachelle! I think if you like the tea version, you’ll really like this.

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes February 15, 2016, 7:55 pm

    I bet this would be awesome if you turned it into an ice cream too!!

    • Amanda February 16, 2016, 2:33 pm

      Thanks! That sounds really good!

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