Coffee jelly, beverage edition


The coffee jelly, dessert version, was posted three and a half years ago. Here is the beverage version. It was a very hot day, what can I say? I wanted coffee but the thought of drinking something hot just didn't appeal to me. Neither did the thought of all that sugar in the usual iced coffee concoctions. A glass of coffee jelly drink is cold, refreshing, definitely not … [Read more...]

Vietnamese iced coffee (ca phe sua da, cafe sua da)


Coffee fiend that I am, the first time I saw this concoction in an episode of Bobby Chinn's TV show on the Travel & Living Channel, I knew I was going to try it at home. It's iced coffee, Vietnamese style -- very strong brewed coffee (think espresso) mixed with sweetened condensed milk and stirred with ice.You'd be amazed how something so simple, and with very … [Read more...]

Chocolate mint coffee


If there is one noche buena tradition in my husband's family that I never really got the hang of, it's drinking chocolate. If the noche buena meal consisted of bibingka and puto bumbong only, then an accompanying chocolate drink would be marvelous. But when the dishes in the meal are quite heavy -- ham, chicken, fruit salad -- drinking chocolate is simply too much for me. … [Read more...]