Have you always wondered if making iced coffee using a Nespresso machine is possible? Then you are in the right place!

This article will tell you all about making some amazing iced coffee using Nespresso coffee pods. The recipe is easy to follow, and you can make it in an instant.

Quick Answer: Can Nespresso make iced coffee?

Yes, absolutely! Nespresso machines are great for making iced coffee. Making iced coffee with a Nespresso machine is a quick and easy way to enjoy a delicious and refreshing summer drink.

Making this iced coffee recipe is not hard at all, and because of this, it’s ideal for those hot summer days when you want a nice cold drink.

How to Make Iced Coffee Using a Nespresso Machine at Home

Are you ready to learn all about it? Let’s go over how to make iced coffee with Nespresso!

What is a Nespresso iced coffee?

A Nespresso iced coffee is an iced coffee made with coffee from a Nespresso pod of your choice.

The fun part about making iced coffee using this method is choosing what coffee flavor you’d like the coffee to be.

This iced coffee will be made using the following items:

  • A coffee pod of your choice
  • Ice cubes
  • Milk of your choice
  • A sweetener like sugar or a coffee syrup (optional)

That’s all you need for this delicious iced coffee recipe!

What Nespresso pods can be used for iced coffee?

This is the most important part of this iced coffee recipe. You will need to choose your favorite Nespresso coffee pods to use.

But what if you don’t have any experience with Nespresso pods? This is where I come in.

Because of the amount of milk used in this recipe, you want to pick a Nespresso pod with a good amount of flavor in it.

The coffee pods that I recommend for this iced coffee recipe are the coffees that have been dark roasted.

These coffee pods start from level 9 of the intensity scale of Nespresso. Choose an espresso variant for this recipe to really give that amazing iced coffee feeling.

If you’d like to use a Lungo pod instead of an espresso coffee pod, please feel free to do so. But be careful with the amount of milk you’re going to add.

The Lungo pods will produce more coffee than the espresso pods, and you might want to add less milk to balance it out.

Also, make sure the Lungo coffee pods are strong in flavor. You need to balance the flavors between the milk and coffee.

And yes, there are ways to reuse and recycle your Nespresso pods so you can become more environmentally friendly.

Related article: 6 Best Nespresso Pods for Iced Coffee (Refreshing Options)

How to make iced coffee using a Nespresso machine

For this recipe, you’ll need a Nespresso machine. I use a Nespresso Vertuo, which comes equipped with an Aerocinno milk frother.

This coffee machine is amazing, and the Aerocinno milk frother is amazing to make this iced coffee with. Because this milk frother has many options to foam the milk, it’s perfect for this recipe.

Tip: If you haven’t bought a Nespresso machine yet, or if you’re wondering what other great Nespresso machines are out there, check out this great list of options here!

We will use the cold foam froth for this recipe, as this is an iced coffee, and we don’t want to use hot milk.

Make sure you have the following items to get started with this recipe:

  • Nespresso machine
  • Milk frother with a cold froth function (check out the best milk frothers here)
  • Nespresso pod of your choice
  • Half a cup of milk of your choice (120 ml)
  • Ice cubes
  • Your favorite sweetener (optional)

Now that you’ve gathered all the equipment that you will use for this recipe, it’s time to get started.

Here’s how to make an iced coffee using a Nespresso machine:

  1. Start by turning on your Nespresso machine and ensure enough water is in the reservoir.
  2. Preheat your Nespresso machine by running water through the machine and pressing the Lungo button once.

    Make sure there’s an empty coffee cup to catch the water. Throw this water out and place the cup back under the Nespresso machine.
  3. Now, get your milk out of the refrigerator, pour the milk of your choice into the Aerochinno milk frother, and turn the machine on.

    Press and hold the button for 2-5 seconds until the blue circle turns on.

    This can change depending on what version you’re using at home. The milk frother should not give off a red color because this is for making warm milk. The blue circle indicates that cold milk is being foamed.
"Blue button lighting up on the Aerocinno"
  1. Add your coffee pod to your Nespresso machine and press the button. The coffee will now start to come out. The Nespresso machine will pour the coffee into your already preheated coffee cup.
  2. Grab some ice cubes and add them to your cup; pour the hot espresso on top of your ice cubes and stir them:
"Espresso and ice cubes combined in a glass cup"
  1. The milk is all fluffy and frothed. Swirl the milk around inside its container. This is to make sure that milk is thoroughly mixed with the foam on top:
"Foamy soy milk for the iced coffee recipe"
  1. Pour the frothed milk on top of your cold coffee. Your iced Nespresso coffee is now finished. Now is the time to add your favorite sweetener and other add-ons you like to use:
"Foamy milk added on top of the espresso and ice mixture"

I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon on top of my iced coffee because the slight taste of cinnamon is delicious in iced coffee. You should give it a try; you’ll love it.

"Cinnamon sprinkled on top of the finished drink"

Here’s the full Nespresso iced coffee recipe so you can easily recheck the steps or print it for future reference:

Iced Coffee Using a Nespresso Machine

Iced Coffee Using a Nespresso Machine

Making iced coffee with a Nespresso machine has never been easier with this easy-to-follow guide.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup (0.12 l ) milk of choice
  • One Nespresso pod of choice
  • Ice cubes
  • Optionally: a sweetener


  1. Turn your Nespresso machine on.
  2. Preheat the machine by letting the water run through. You can do so by pressing one of the buttons.
  3. Now, cold foam your milk using the milk frother.
  4. Press and hold for a few seconds until the light turns blue; this indicates that the milk will produce cold foam.
  5. Meanwhile, add the coffee pod of choice to the machine.
  6. Let the coffee run through the machine.
  7. Grab another glass and fill this with ice cubes.
  8. Pour the espresso on top of the ice-filled glass and give this a good stir.
  9. Lastly, add the cold foamed milk to your cooled espresso-filled glass.

You've now made an amazing iced coffee using your Nespresso machine!


You can add a sweetener of choice to the coffee whenever you want. I added a sprinkle of cinnamon to the coffee.

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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 3.9gSaturated Fat: 2.2gUnsaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 5.5gSugar: 6.4gProtein: 3.9g

The nutritional information is based on the use of whole milk. If you're going to use a different dairy, the number of calories may change.

Best milk or milk alternative to use for this recipe

This recipe calls for half a cup of milk or 120 ml. Because milk is vital in making a delicious iced coffee, I want to briefly touch on which milk or milk alternative I recommend.

For this recipe, I’ve used soy milk. This milk alternative is amazing to use as it froths super easy and tastes delicious at the same time.

But because there are so many milk choices and alternatives, I know it can be quite overwhelming.

Keep in mind the following when picking the milk of your choice:

  • Cow’s milk, like 2% fat, gives off amazing foam. Which will look and taste amazing in this recipe.
  • Any milk alternative will foam up a bit, but not as much as cow’s milk.

I recommend using cow’s milk if you want that foamy and creamy milk on top of your iced coffee; this will give you the best foam possible. The air bubbles it produces are amazing.

Do you want to use a milk alternative? Choose one that suits your flavor. If you’d like your iced coffee to have a slight coconut taste, go with coconut milk and so forth.

Neutral flavors will work best for this iced coffee. Because you want to taste the coffee, avoid using a milk alternative where the coffee completely disappears.

The choices are endless, and Your Dream Coffee is all about finding and brewing your favorite coffee that suits your flavor profile.

Differences between foamed and non-foamed milk

When you’ve chosen between the milk and milk alternatives, there is also a choice to be made between foaming or not foaming the milk.

For this recipe, I like to foam the milk. The foamed milk will give you an amazing taste sensation because the foamed milk and ice will start to mix and make for a great mouthfeel.

However, if you don’t own a milk frother, there is no need to panic.

Because this is an iced coffee recipe, the other option is adding your milk to the iced coffee without foaming it.

Although you won’t have that taste sensation, you will still get to enjoy this amazing iced coffee.

I used soy milk to make my iced coffee. You can see the foamy soy milk in the photos above.

It suits my flavor and is delicious to drink in an iced version of coffee. I think you’ll love it as much as I do.

If you have one of these handheld milk foamers at home, you can use this to foam the milk of your choice slightly.

This amazing little foamer will help you achieve the foam on your milk.

Tip: You can also check out my article about making cold foam five ways to learn more.

More great Nespresso coffee recipes

Ready to learn more about what kind of coffee you can make with your Nespresso machine?

Great! Below you will find all the Nespresso coffee recipes I’ve created so far:


This was a fun article to write. I’ve made this version of iced coffee many times already and wanted to share it with you.

Now you know how to make iced coffee using a Nespresso machine, and you can make this easy recipe whenever you feel like it.

Will you be making iced coffee with a Nespresso machine soon? Let me know by leaving a comment down below.

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