13 Nespresso Iced Coffee Recipes To Cool You Off This Summer

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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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13 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.)

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 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.

5. 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.

6. Iced Coffee and Iced Latte:

In these two recipes, she shows how simple it is to just brew and drink your favorite iced coffee. For the latte, she uses the milk frother to create cold foam, pours it in the glass over ice first and then adds coffee. Easy!

You could easily add syrups to add flavor and sweeten. Try a couple tablespoons of our homemade vanilla syrup. 

Or, to add some vanilla cold foam like Starbucks, use the foam part of our iced vanilla latte recipe.

7. Iced Caramel Coffee:

YUMMMM. To be clear, this is more like a frappuccino or coffee milkshake. With two scoops of ice cream, it’s not the healthiest, but it might be the most delicious.

9. 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.

10. Iced Chocolate Coffee:

Another delicious iced coffee recipe using chocolate ice cream. I feel like this is going to be absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try it.

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.


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

Get roasted,





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