Thai Iced Coffee



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This recipe contains a savory blend of coffee beans and cardamom. Make sure to brew the coffee extra strong so that it is not diluted with the ice and cream.


  • 4 cup double-strength brewed coffee
  • 2 cup half-and-half or cream
  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar (add more to taste)
  • 3 Cardamom pods (or 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Ice


Step 1:

  • Smash the cardamom pods (with either mortar and pestle or the flat side of a knife and a cutting board) in order to release the cardamom flavor and aroma.

Step 2:

  • In a saucepan, bring half-and-half or cream, sugar and cardamom pods to a simmer on medium heat, then turn off heat and allow to steep for 15 minutes.

Step 3:

  • Remove the cardamom pods and add the almond extract.

Step 4:

  • Fill 4 tall glasses to the brim with ice. Divide the flavored cream between each of the 4 glasses then pour the coffee into each glass slowly.

Step 5:

  • Enjoy.