Egg Coffee Recipe: How to Make Egg Coffee

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Egg Coffee Recipe

Egg coffee is a unique and delicious Vietnamese beverage that combines the richness of coffee with the creaminess of egg yolks. This velvety concoction is a popular choice among coffee lovers looking for a twist on their regular cup of joe. The combination of strong coffee and a frothy, sweet egg mixture creates a delightful and indulgent drink that is perfect for any time of the day. how to prepare egg coffee

Egg Coffee Recipe

Explore the creamy texture of Vietnamese Egg Coffee, a unique and delicious coffee treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vietnam
Servings 2 People
Calories 0.15 kcal


  • Vietnamese coffee filter coffee brewing equipment of your choice
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Whisk
  • Cups


  • 2 Tbsp Vietnamese ground coffee (or any dark roasted coffee of your choice)
  • 2 Tbsp Sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Hot water
  • Pinch of salt Optional


1. Start by brewing the coffee. You can use a traditional Vietnamese coffee filter or any other coffee brewing method you prefer. Brew the coffee with the 1/4 cup of hot water and let it drip into a cup or pot. Set aside.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt (if desired) until well combined and frothy.
3. Fill a larger bowl or basin with hot water to create a water bath. Place the bowl with the egg mixture into the water bath. This will help gently heat the mixture without scrambling the eggs.
4. Using a hand whisk or an electric whisk, vigorously whisk the egg mixture for about 5-7 minutes, or until it becomes thick, creamy, and frothy. The goal is to create a light foam on top.
5. Once the coffee has finished brewing, divide it equally into two cups.
6. Carefully spoon the whipped egg mixture on top of the coffee, allowing it to float and create a layer of foam. Gently stir the foam into the coffee just before drinking.
7. Serve the egg coffee hot and enjoy its unique flavors and textures

FAQs on How to Make Egg Coffee

Q: Can I use instant coffee instead of ground coffee? A: While traditionally made with Vietnamese ground coffee, you can use instant coffee if you prefer. However, the flavor may differ slightly. Q: Can I use egg whites instead of egg yolks? A: Egg yolks are essential for creating the creamy texture and rich flavor of egg coffee. Using egg whites will not yield the same results. Q: Can I make egg coffee without condensed milk? A: Sweetened condensed milk adds sweetness and creaminess to the coffee. If you prefer, you can substitute it with regular milk and sweeten it with sugar or another sweetener of your choice. Q: Can I make egg coffee in advance? A: It is best to enjoy egg coffee immediately after preparation to maintain its creamy texture. However, you can prepare the whipped egg mixture in advance and refrigerate it for a few hours before serving. Just give it a quick whisk before spooning it over the coffee. Q: Can I make egg coffee without a coffee filter? A: While a coffee filter is traditionally used for brewing Vietnamese coffee, you can use any coffee brewing method you prefer, such as a French press or espresso machine. Adjust the coffee-to-water ratio accordingly. Now that you have the recipe and some FAQs answered, it’s time to indulge in the delightful and unique flavors of egg coffee. Enjoy!

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