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How to Make Iced Coffee with Nespresso: 3 Easy Recipes


Brandon Pierce
March 5, 2023

There's nothing better than a nice cold iced coffee to cool off in the summer heat, but if you are anything like me, you're enjoying cold coffees year round.

This article describes some awesome iced coffee recipes using Nespresso pods and machines. Our mentioned recipes are easy and quick. 

With the Nespresso Vertuo Machine and the Nespresso Barista Coffee, you can make coffee-shop quality coffee in the comfort of your home and at a fraction of the price.

To make the Nespresso iced coffee, you will need:

  • Nespresso pods (Any Flavor)

  • a Nespresso machine

  • Milk of choice

  • Cinnamon

  • Nutmeg

  • Chocolate shavings

But before that, let's introduce you to what an iced Nespresso coffee is.

What is Nespresso Iced coffee?

An iced Nespresso coffee is a cold beverage made from Nespresso coffee capsules. The intense flavor of the coffee is perfectly balanced with notes that match your taste buds because you can choose whichever Nespresso pod flavor.

With the power of choice, making your Nespresso iced coffee is the perfect refresher for any time of day.

Nespresso Iced Coffee contains:

  • A coffee pod per your taste

  • 3-4 Cubes of Ice 

  • Milk of choice

  • A sweetener (can be any sugar or coffee syrup)

Which Nespresso pod is suitable for making the best Iced Coffee?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question since everyone's preferences vary. Something special to note is the intensity levels on the Nespresso pods.

Nespresso intensity levels range from 1 to 13. They are based on the concentration of coffee, its body, bitterness, and degree of roasting aimed at producing varying flavors, with light coffees having lower intensities than dark ones.

In other words, the lighter the roast, the lower the intensity number, and the darker the roast, the more intense

Using dark-roasted with an intensity of 8-9 with your Nespresso coffee pods is recommended to enhance your cup of coffee. This is because your iced beverage will contain milk.

If you have a high-intensity Lungo pod, just be cautioned while adding the cold milk because there is a naturally creamy, rich texture.

How to Make Delicious Iced Coffee using a Nespresso Machine

This recipe is perfect for iced coffee lovers! It requires a Nespresso Iced, Coffee Maker. I'm using a Nespresso Vertuo that already has an Aeroccinno milk frother. 

The Aeroccino milk frother is not a requirement, but it sure does help making iced coffee with Nespresso machines easier.

This amazing machine is equipped with things you need to prepare Iced Coffee. 

We are making our iced coffee with cold milk froth, as we don't want to use hot milk for its preparation.  

Are you ready for the step-by-step guide? Dive in!

Materials Needed:

  • Nespresso machine
  • Milk frother with a cold froth function
  • Nespresso pod per your taste
  • Half a cup of choice of milk (120 ml)
  • Ice cubes 
  • Your favorite sweetener (optional)

Step 1

Turn on your Nespresso machine and ensure the quantity of water is in the reservoir.

Step 2

Heat your Nespresso machine by running water through the machine by pressing the Lungo button. Bring an empty coffee cup to catch the water.

Step 3

Take out some milk from the fridge. Pour the milk into Aeroccino milk frother and turn the machine on. Hold the button for 3-5 seconds until the blue circle blinks. 

Check out the color of the milk frother. It gives off a red color to make the milk warm. The blue light indicates that it froths cold milk. 

Step 4

Add your Nespresso pod to the machine and press the button. The hot brewed coffee will begin to squeeze out. The Nespresso machine will pour the coffee into your cup.

Step 5

Add ice cubes to your coffee cup; pour the hot espresso coffee on top of the ice cubes and allow it to blend.

Step 6

Take your fluffy milk from the Aeroccino milk frother and swirl it around in your glass. Make sure all the milk is mixed well with the foam. 

Step 7

Pour this fluffy and frothy milk on top of your coffee. Your iced coffee is ready to take a sip. You can add some extra things like your favorite sweetener or sprinkle it with some cinnamon, nutmeg, or chocolate shavings. 

Selecting the Best Milk for Better Taste.

The better the milk, the better the taste and foam; because this recipe calls for a half cup of milk or 120 ml.

For this recipe, you can use 2% Cow's milk. It adds an extra foaminess and texture that will give you a perfect sensation. If you are lactose intolerant or plant based like me, you can try a dairy-free alternative like soy milk or oat milk (my favorite). These milk alternatives are perfect to use as it froths super easy and tastes delicious at the same time.

Also, if you want to add flavored milk, that will add a taste to your coffee, so just be sure it suits your tastebuds. For example, if you like coconut, almond or oat. It will leave you with a slightly different aftertaste.

No matter what, there are infinite choices you can choose from to make your dream iced coffee by brewing the perfect flavor that suits you.

How to make an Iced Cappuccino

To make a delicious Iced Cappuccino from Nespresso pods, you only need a few ingredients and less than 5 minutes.

Iced Cappuccino from OriginalLine Nespresso Pods


  • 1 Cup Nespresso Iced Coffee


  • 1 Nespresso capsule of Arpeggio or Arpeggio Decaf
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 100 ml of ice-cold full-fat or milk of choice
  • 1-pinch of chocolate shavings or syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon choice of sweetener (optional)

Prep Information

  • Prep time: 2 minutes
  • Brew time: 2 minutes


Add 4 grams of choice of sweetener to your coffee cup. Place the Arpeggio or Arpeggio Deca into the Nespresso machine, so the coffee drips right over the sugar. 

Cool and froth your milk by pouring it into the Aeroccino. Hold the button until the light turns blue, and pour it over the coffee after a chilled foam is formed.

Sprinkle chocolate shavings or syrup shavings and enjoy!

How to Make an Iced Coconut Nespresso

Don't have an OriginalLine machine? Try this coconut iced coffee recipe instead. To make a perfect Nespresso coconut flavor over ice, you need only a few minutes and a couple ingredients.

Iced Coconut Coffee from VertuoLine Nespresso Pods

Coconut iced coffee with ice cubes in tall glasses


  • 1 Cup Nespresso Iced Coffee


Prep Information

  • Prep time: 2 minutes
  • Brew time: 2 minutes


Place ice cubes and sugar in your coffee cup. Pour one pod of the tropical coconut flavor over ice. Top it with your cold milk of choice.

Cool your milk in the Aeroccino and hold down the button until the light turns blue. After it creates a chilled foam, pour it over your coffee.

Drizzle with caramel sauce

Alternative: Create Tropical Coconut Flavored Iced Cubes the night before by brewing, letting the coffee cool, and adding to your ice tray to let sit overnight. Use those ice cubes instead of regular water if you want a stronger, bold flavor.

Iced Vanilla Nespresso Latte

Treat yourself to a twist from your average Vanilla latte with these ingredients:


Place ice cubes into the bottom of your glass

Place 1 Nespresso pod in the machine; pour cold milk into an Aeroccino accessory. 

Once the milk is frothy, add it to your cup.

Drizzle with the desired pour of maple syrup

Nespresso Barista to make Delicious Iced Nitro coffee

Nespresso Barista has many fan-favorite features, but my favorite is the Nitro to make Iced Coffee. It is the easiest and quickest way to get the morning coffee that will give you all the comforts you need for a successful day. You need these ingredients to make this:

  • Three ice cubes (or around 90g of ice)
  • Nespresso pod of your choice
  • Sweeter of your choice
  • Salted Caramel syrup


Add all the ingredients to the barista jug. In settings, select the Iced Nitro, hit the button, and add your syrup, sugar, and ice cubes into your Barista to a drink you can pour into a coffee cup.

Barista's jug will create a thicker and fuller iced coffee 


After reading this, you'll learn how to make Iced Coffee with Nespresso by following our recipes. Iced Coffee with Nespresso is easy and fun, with a delicious way to start your day or to share with friends and family.

Happy Coffeeing!

Brandon Pierce

About the author

My name is Brandon and I love cold-brew coffee. If you're a fan of everything homebrew, then we'll get along just fine. I also enjoy riding my Onewheel around town, and going on adventures with my future wife! As an online work-from-home advocate, it's important that I stay connected to the world while being able to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

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