16 Nespresso Iced Coffee Recipes To Cool You Off This Summer

iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso

Ahh, the Nespresso. I can remember when I first got my Nespresso Vertuo machine years ago. It was the most exciting day.

Not only are Nespresso machines like art for your kitchen counter, but they make truly good coffee in a matter of seconds. And, with a little extra effort, you can get delectable coffeehouse style drinks that make your every day coffee feel luxurious (without the hefty price tag).

Plus, I’m so glad we sprang for the bundle with the milk frother, because that has turned out to be one of my favorite coffee gadgets of all time and I use it to make incredible cold foam infused with flavors, like my homemade vanilla syrup, for coffees that are absolutely delicious.

Which Nespresso Pods Should You Use?

I find that these recipes work best with either Nespresso espresso pods or iced coffee pods. That way, the coffee is strong enough to handle the ice and add-ins.

For my top recommendations for Nespresso Vertuo coffee and espresso pods, head to this post here. Iced coffee does need to start with a more concentrated base if you’re adding anything to it, even ice, although one hack for the ice – especially if you’re making it at home – is to create coffee ice cubes. Just pour iced coffee into them. Use silicone trays and they pop right out.

Or, what I like to do is brew the espresso shots into a small espresso glass and then add it to my drink after it’s cooled for a couple minutes. This really reduces how much ice the coffee melts. 

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16 Nespresso Iced Coffee Recipes:

nespresso iced coffee recipes

Now that we’ve got the Nespresso machine and those sweet, sweet iced coffee pods, it’s time to serve up some delicious iced treats. (If you’re more of a hot coffee drinker, check out this post with 7 hot Nespresso recipes.)

If you’d like these recipes – and a lot more – in an easy to read, ad-free format, check out our Nespresso, or Iced Espresso Recipe ebook with the best recipes from the blog and much more. Check it out here.  Now, let’s feast our eyes on these coffee creations that will be sure to cool us all down for summer:

1. Nespresso Vanilla Sweet Cream Iced Coffee:


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Are you as obsessed with the Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew as I am? It’s so easy to make at home and you can use Nespresso iced coffee pods to do it!

Just mix up some heavy cream or half ‘n half with vanilla syrup in a cold milk frother. A sweet barista told me it’s a 50/50 ratio, but I like a little less vanilla in mine. But, make it your own.

Then, brew 1-2 iced coffee pods over ice, add some vanilla syrup to your coffee, too, if you want, and then top with the cream! Delicioso! I wrote up an entire recipe on how I make it – check it out in this post. 

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2. Nespresso Iced Caramel Macchiato: 

starbucks iced caramel macchiato recipe

I recently discovered Nespresso espresso pods! I was trying to make some coffeehouse drinks and couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t tasting quite right. Now that I’ve picked up some Starbucks espresso pods for Nespresso, I am completely obsessed with recreating my favorite drinks at home, like this delicious iced caramel macchiato! Here’s a video to walk you through it: 

It’s so easy to make and tastes super close to the real thing. Totally delicious. 

To make it, you add ice to a cup, add some vanilla simple syrup (1-2tbsp). Then, add your choice of milk. Brew two espresso pods and add those to your cup. Top with caramel sauce. Yum!

Check out the full recipe in this post. 

3. Nespresso Iced Mocha: 

iced mocha

This is the best iced mocha ever. It’s also my most watched Instagram Reel of all time. I stole a hack from Dutch Bros and used chocolate milk instead of regular milk and it just adds a really delicious, chocolatey, creamy texture to the whole coffee. Here’s a quick video of how to make it: 

Other than that, one or two espresso pods (or one double espresso pod) is perfect when combined with a couple tablespoons of chocolate sauce. Stir together with the hot coffee. 

Add a teaspoon of vanilla simple syrup to round out the flavor, add ice, add chocolate milk and don’t forget to top with whipped cream and drizzle. Yum!

Read the whole recipe with a lot more detail here.

4. Nespresso Iced Brown Sugar Latte:

iced nespresso brown sugar latte

By far one of my most popular recipes on the blog, this iced brown sugar latte is sweet, creamy and delicious. It can be made with brown sugar syrup or with just scoops of brown sugar, like I show in the video. 


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It’s time for the good part. Putting all those delicious ingredients together. 

  1. Start by putting 2 tablespoons of brown sugar in your glass
  2. Brew up one or two espresso shots. I used a double for this one. 
  3. Pour espresso shots into glass and stir with the brown sugar until dissolved
  4. Add ice
  5. Add milk of choice
  6. Froth some of your milk if desired and pour on top
  7. Stir together
  8. Enjoy!

It’s seriously so easy and the results are divine. You’ll want to make this one again and again. 

Read the whole recipe in a lot more detail here.

5. Nespresso Affogato: 

affogato recipe

Have you had an affogato? It’s the easiest dessert ever and it creates the best tasting coffee ice cream you’ve ever had. You can customize it with different flavors of ice cream and even add toppings, like caramel and whipped cream. In this video, I make the classic affogato with vanilla ice cream and top with caramel sauce! To recreate at home, use the Starbucks espresso pods for the Nespresso. 

Read the full recipe in this blog post.

6. Iced Honey Oatmilk Latte: 

honey latte

If you love drinks like the Philz Coffee Honey Haze, this one is for you! Honey and coffee are a match made in heaven here. Plus, you only need a few simple ingredients you probably have at home already to make this drink. Here’s a quick video to walk you through it: 

Start with some honey or honey syrup, add a double espresso pod to your glass and stir to melt the honey. Add ice, milk to your glass. If you like foam, add half ‘n half and more honey to a frother and cold froth. Add to glass and enjoy!

For more details and answers to all your questions, head to this blog post here.

7. Nespresso Iced Brown Sugar Cinnamon Coffee: 

nespresso brown sugar cinnamon coffee

I love brown sugar and cinnamon together. This combo is just delicious. It’s super easy with Nespresso espresso shots, too. 

Here’s how to make it: 

  1. Start by adding your ice to a glass. 
  2. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the brown sugar cinnamon syrup to the glass – more for sweeter, less for less sweet
  3. Then, add your cold brew coffee or your espresso shots to the glass
  4. Next, froth your milk with 1 tbsp of the brown sugar cinnamon syrup. 
  5. Pour your milk over your coffee mixture
  6. Stir
  7. Add a dash of cinnamon on top if you like – can also add whip or other toppings. 
  8. Drink and enjoy!

If you don’t have a milk frother, there are great options from $20 and up. Check out this post with my favorites. 

Read the full recipe in this blog post. 

8. Nespresso Iced Mexican Mocha: 

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Chocolate. Coffee. Cinnamon. What’s not to love? Easier than you might think to make a Mexican Mocha! Heres how to put it together: 

  1. Start by adding your chocolate sauce to a glass. I used around 2 tbsp. 
  2. Brew two espresso shots and add to the chocolate, stirring to combine.
  3. Add 2 tbsp. of cinnamon syrup and stir.
  4. Add ice.
  5. Add milk of choice, around 1/3-1/2 a cup, depending on your preference. 
  6. Add toppings, like whipped cream, drizzle and Cinnadust. 
  7. Drink and enjoy!

To see the video or read the full recipe, go to this post here.

9. Nespresso Iced Caramel White Mocha: 

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I love caramel and white mocha together. It’s just a delicious pairing. If you love the Dutch Bros Golden Eagle, you’ll love this sweet drink. 

Heres how to make it:

  1. Start by adding 1-2 tbsp of both caramel and white chocolate sauce to a glass.
  2. Brew 2 espresso shots and add to the sauces. Stir until combined. 
  3. Add 1 cup of ice
  4. Add up to one cup of your milk of choice, less if you want it stronger, more if you like it less strong. 
  5. Add either whipped cream or sweet cream on top. 
  6. Drizzle with caramel. 
  7. Drink and enjoy!

Yup. That’ll do it, friends. Just a few steps to creating a coffee drink you’ll want to enjoy over and over again. 

For the video and full recipe, go to this post here. 

10. Nespresso Chocolate Shaken Espresso:

chocolate shaken espresso

Big fan of the shaken espresso drinks at Starbucks? They are so easy to make at home. Here I tried to make a combo of the chocolate and espresso, shaken not stirred. 

  1. Brew 1-2 espresso shots. 
  2. Add espresso, 1-2tbsp of chocolate sauce, 1/4 cup of half ‘n half, and a cup of ice to a shaker. 
  3. Shake, shake shake!
  4. Add to glass, add more ice if needed. 
  5. Add 1/3 cup of oatmilk or milk of choice. 
  6. Drink and enjoy!

For the video and the full recipe, head to this post.

11. Nespresso Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso: 

iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso

  • Brew two espresso shots
  • Add espresso, 2tbsp. brown sugar, 1/2tsp. vanilla syrup, 1/4tsp. cinnamon, and 1/2 cup ice to a shaker. 
  • Shake, shake, shake
  • Add 1/2 cup or more of ice to a glass
  • Pour coffee mixture to the ice
  • Add 1/4-1/2 oatmilk to your glass
  • Stir if needed
  • Drink and enjoy!

Love this drink? Make it at home for a fraction of the price, especially since I just heard that Starbucks will be raising their prices again due to inflation. 

It’s easier than you might think!

For the video and full recipe, head to this post.

12. 4 Nespresso Iced Coffee Recipes:

I just love the simplicity and sweetness of this video and the coffee recipes. She takes you through four delightful Nespresso recipes:

  • Iced Spanish Latte
  • Vanilla Sweet Cream Americano
  • Iced Cafe Mocha
  • Iced Brown Sugar Cafe Latte

For any of these recipes, you can sub out the iced coffee pod for the Vertuo line or whatever iced coffee you have on hand.

Customizing Nespresso Recipes:

Remember that these recipes are just guides. Use them to craft your own using what you have on hand or what works for you. For example, swap out any milk for oatmilk if you prefer or sugar-free or low carb sweeteners if you’re keto.

Also, if you’re still shopping for the perfect Nespresso machine – check out this post with the 9 best Nespresso machines ranked.

More Nespresso Recipes: 

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Want more delicious iced espresso (Nespresso compatible recipes) just like this one? You’ll love the Crazy Easy & Delicious Iced Espresso Ebook! With our favorite Starbucks copycat, Dunkin’ copycat, Dutch Bros copycat, simple syrup recipes and much more in a super convenient digital download you can use on your phone, tablet, or have printed at a local printer! Check it out here. 


Hope you love these Nespresso recipes! I’ll be back soon with more Nespresso tips and recipes.

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