There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a creamy iced coffee on a those hot summer days. Let me show you hot to make iced coffee with Nespresso Vertuo! It’s so simple, and it tastes delicious.
I love coffee, and I’ve had many types of coffee machines over the years. The Breville Barista is still my ultimate favourite to make delicious espresso shots from freshly ground beans, however the Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine is a close second. It makes a pretty darn good cup of coffee when I’m in a rush!
This machine makes delicious hot coffee or cold coffee, and it’s so fast! We have one in each of our vacation rentals too – our guests love them. With summer around the corner, I’ve been experimenting with the best way to make iced coffee recipes with my Nespresso Vertuo, and I’ve come up with the perfect, easy recipe. This one even has creamy cold foam on top by using a magical setting on the Nespresso Aeroccino. Let me show you!
(P.S. You can use an original Nespresso machine to make iced coffee, too. I’ll share some coffee capsule recommendations for that machine below.)
- Nespresso Vertuo Coffee capsule (I use Melozio for an iced coffee with less milk, and Altissio for an iced latte style coffee with more milk)
- ice cubes
- milk of choice (I use oat milk)
- sweetener of choice (I use maple syrup)
See recipe card for quantities.
Open your Nespresso Vertuo machine and place the coffee capsule inside. Make sure the water tank is full of cold water (cold water makes a much tastier brew than starting with hot water). Close the machine and press the Start button to brew your coffee into a glass.
Once your coffee is brewed, place it in the fridge to cool. Meanwhile pour some milk into your Aeroccino. Add some sweetener like maple syrup.
Next, press and hold the power button on the Aeroccino until it turns blue. Let the Aeroccino froth your milk into a cold foam.
Take your coffee out of the fridge and add some ice cubes to the glass. Pour the cold frothed milk over top of the coffee and spoon over any remaining foam. Enjoy your delicious iced coffee!
Hint: You don’t have to cool the coffee in the fridge before adding the ice, but I do find it helps keep my ice in tact much longer! Cooling the coffee down even slightly in the fridge before adding the ice and cold foamed milk makes for a more refreshing drink.
Try experimenting with different Nespresso capsules, sweeteners, and milk or milk alternative types until you get the combination that you like the best. My favourite combination is the Nespresso Vertuo Melozio pod (it’s a light roast) with oat milk, but you might enjoy something else. The Altissio double espresso pod also makes a nice iced coffee with more of a latte feel because you can add up to 3/4 cup foamed milk instead of 1/4 milk.
- cow’s milk (a fuller fat version makes a better foam)
- soy milk
- almond milk
- pea milk (one of my newest favourite milk alternatives)
- oat milk (I default to this one for the creamy taste, but pea milk is gaining ground for me!)
- maple syrup
- brown sugar
- sugar-free syrup
You can sprinkle some extras on top of your iced coffee like chocolate shavings or cinnamon, but I like to keep my drink nice and simple!
More on Nespresso Capsules
I think the best Nespresso pods are completely subjective to the individual coffee lover… test out a few and see which ones suit your fancy. Nespresso does a good job of sharing the intensity level of each capsule flavour plus the flavour notes on the packaging and on their website.
If you’re using an original Nespresso machine to make an iced coffee, I recommend trying the Volluto capsule from Nespresso’s original line for a light roast or the Arpeggio capsule for a dark roast.
Here’s the black version of the Nespresso VertuoPlus machine I have in my home. This is the one I use to make my own iced coffee, but I also have this Nespresso Vertuo Next machine in each of our rentals and love it too. I think either of these are the best Nespresso machines currently on the market. I have zero complaints after using them for a few years so far!
The machine I used to froth the milk into a cold foam for iced coffees is this Nespresso Aeroccino 3 milk frother. The default setting is to heat and froth the milk to add hot milk to your hot lattes. However, if you press and hold the start button instead of just pressing it you can create the cold foam. This is such a yummy and handy feature that I only recently discovered!
Click here to shop my favourite Nespresso coffee station essentials like mugs, cups, canisters, and the Nespresso VertuoPlus machine.
Keep lots of ice cubes on hand to make these all summer long. My favourite little ice cube tray is this one. It has a compartment at the bottom to store the ice, and it makes the cutest little ice cubes!
How to Make Easy Iced Coffee with Nespresso Vertuo
- Nespresso Vertuo machine
- Nespresso Aerocinno milk frother
- 1 Nespresso Vertuo Melozio coffee capsule
- 1/4 cup oat milk
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- Open your Nespresso Vertuo machine and place the coffee capsule inside. Close the machine and press the Start button to brew your coffee into a glass.
- Once your coffee is brewed, place it in the fridge to cool slightly.
- Meanwhile pour some milk into your Aeroccino milk frother. Add the maple syrup to the milk.
- Press and hold the power button on the Aeroccino until it turns blue. Let the Aeroccino froth your milk into a cold foam.
- Take your coffee out of the fridge and add some ice cubes to the glass. Pour the cold frothed milk over top of the coffee and spoon over any remaining foam. Enjoy!
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