Vietnamese Iced Coffee…& Philips One Touch Espresso & Cappuccino
October 13, 2013 § 5 Comments
Iced Coffee sounds a tad bit late for the season right now. Especially when the summers have already departed, and autumn is at it’s peak. Kitchens are buzzing with apples, pears and pomegranates. And probably, a month from now, there’ll be a sweet nip in the air, which would leave us all craving for a big bowl of hot simmering soup.
So, before it gets even more out of the place, I thought of posting about this simple yet deep flavor Vietnamese Iced Coffee. I really like the simplicity of this iced coffee recipe, and I wanted to write about it from a very long long time. But somehow, it didn’t occur to me, until I got this wonderful One Touch Espresso & Cappuccino machine for review from Philips.
I have had made Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream before, which primarily is based on this condensed milk cold coffee. Deep dark espresso pairs really well with super sweet condensed milk and that shone through the ice cream too. In fact, I am so in love with coffee, that it has become my second most favorite after vanilla. The aroma of brewing fresh hot espresso wafting through the entire house is really magical. It feels like you are in some coffee heaven.
Now to chill my espresso, I freeze my espresso into ice cubes and use them to chill my coffee. It just prevents the coffee getting watery from the melting ice cubes and the slight creamy texture from the condensed milk remains intact. Talking about the Philips One Touch Espresso & Cappuccino machine, it’s a wonderful magical creation from Philips. It’s unbelievable one-touch only.
One touch espresso, one touch cappuccino and even one touch cleaning, free of any boring and difficult descaling. The machine has got a pair of ceramic grinders, which help maintaining the temperature of coffee beans while grinding them. This prevents your coffee from getting burnt, and that adds to a real barista experience. It offers to use both beans and espresso powder. I was highly impressed by the ease of use, this gadget has got.
It comes with a easy to follow user manual and an audio visual CD. And silver metallic finish just adds the beauty to your kitchen counter. It starts with a price range of 75000 INR. Of course, it sounds a whoopee sum of amount for a coffee machine. So should you buy it or not? I would say that if you are a casual coffee lover, like I am. This machine isn’t for you. But, if you are passionate about your coffee and really do care about the blends and just can’t live without having at least one good cup of coffee in a day, this highly programmable and automatic mean machine is worth the investment.
Strong brewed espresso, at room temperature
Sweetened condensed milk
- Freeze some espresso to make ice cubes from it.
- Pour espresso in a long tumbler.
- Add the espresso ice cubes to it.
- Pour condensed milk, as per your liking into it, stir and serve.