Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Discover the ultimate morning treat with my Vietnamese Egg Coffee recipe, a simple yet decadent beverage! Combining the robust flavors of coffee with a velvety layer of raw egg yolk cream, this Cà Phê Trứng adds a delightful twist to your coffee routine. Indulge in this luxurious treat that not only satisfies your caffeine cravings but also doubles as a delicious dessert!

Vietnamese style egg coffee served in a glass mug being mixed with a wooden spoon.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you’re seeking a unique twist on your morning brew, my Vietnamese Egg Coffee is a game-changer! Similar to my Cream Cheese Foam Coffee, Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee, and Dalgona Whipped Coffee, this is an Asian-inspired beverage that introduces a delightful foam atop sweetened coffee, but this one is made from egg yolks!

It’s a creamy, sweet indulgence perfect for anyone craving an authentic Vietnamese coffee experience in just 5 minutes. Join us in savoring this simple yet sensational recipe and elevate your coffee routine today! Let’s brew up a cup and experience the richness firsthand!



  • Instant Coffee – strong dark roast instant coffee works best. We recommend Starbucks Premium Instant Coffee.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener. Can also use condensed milk.
  • Eggs – separate egg white from egg yolk.  Mix with a hand mixer for 2-3 minutes until thick and frothy.

☕️ Coffee Note

While bold instant coffee is convenient, Espresso or Bold Brewed Dip Coffee offer richer flavors.

Vietnamese style egg coffee served in a glass mug, top down shot.

Essential Kitchen Equipment


Step 1 Separate egg whites from egg yolks, setting aside the yolks.

Egg yolks.

🥚 Egg Pro Tip

Allow the eggs to come to Room Temperature before separating and whipping to achieve a fluffy foam.

Step 2 Use a hand mixer to beat the egg yolks until they become thick and frothy.

Yolks mixed in a bowl.

Step 3 Add coffee and sweetener to the cup, mix well.

Yolks mixed in a bowl.

Step 4 Layer the frothy cream egg yolk on top of the coffee mixture.

Vietnamese style egg coffee served in a glass.

🥄 Layering Pro Tip

Carefully layer the Frothy Egg Mixture on top of the brewed coffee for a visually appealing presentation.

☕ Serving Pro Tip

Enjoy the Immediately after preparation to savor its optimal taste and texture.

Vietnamese style egg coffee served in a glass mug.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to consume raw egg yolks in this recipe?

Yes, egg coffee is generally safe to drink, especially if you ensure that the coffee temperature is hot enough to neutralize any potential bacteria in the egg. Just make sure to prepare it properly and enjoy it while it's freshly made.

Can I use decaffeinated coffee for this recipe?

Yes, decaffeinated coffee will work for this recipe.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time and store it for later?

No, it's best to enjoy fresh because the frothy texture of the egg mixture tends to deflate over time.

How long does it take to whip the egg yolks to achieve the desired consistency?

To achieve the desired consistency, it typically takes about 2-3 minutes to whip the egg yolks.

Storage Tips

For the best experience, it is ideally consumed right after preparation. It doesn’t store well due to the frothy egg layer losing its texture over time.

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Vietnamese style egg coffee served in a glass mug.

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Elevate your morning routine with Vietnamese Egg Coffee, a unique twist on your favorite caffeine fix. Indulge in the rich flavors of espresso topped with a luscious egg foam, all in the comfort of your own home.
5 from 7 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Keyword: egg coffee, Vietnamese egg coffee
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
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Calories: 70kcal


  • 12 oz Hot Water
  • 4 tsp Instant Coffee
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sweetener can substitute with condensed milk
  • 2 Eggs


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for Vietnamese style egg coffee.
  • Separate egg whites from egg yolk and set yolk aside. You can discard egg whites or make some eggs with it.
    Egg yolks.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add egg yolks and mix with a hand/stand mixer on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until thick and frothy.
    Yolks mixed in a bowl.
  • In a heat resistant cup, add Instant Coffee, sweetener, and hot water. Mix, combine well and pour coffee into 2 cups.
    Instant coffee and sweetener in a cup.
  • Top each cup with egg mixture. To enjoy, you can either sip as is or use a spoon (traditionally, a spoon is used for sipping).
    Vietnamese style egg coffee served in a glass.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 131mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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  1. Low Carb Ted

    Fun recipe. I enjoyed this this morning with brewed coffee! I found Swerve Confectioner’s sugar blends in well with the egg yolk, FYI.

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