If you’ve been on TikTok lately, you might’ve noticed the new trend in coffee: the Freddo cappuccino.
Making an at-home Freddo cappuccino may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually pretty simple. The secret to making a good Freddo cappuccino is to use the right equipment and the right recipe.
In this article, I’ll go over every step, so you can quickly try this new TikTok trend at home. Let’s get started!
What is a Freddo cappuccino?
Before getting into the full guide to making a Freddo cappuccino at home, what exactly is it?
A Freddo cappuccino is an iced coffee made using two espresso shots that have been shaken on ice for a foamy constancy; this is poured over ice and topped with cold foam and a dusting of cinnamon or cocoa powder!
Below, you’ll find the complete ingredient list and all the steps to make this amazing Freddo coffee yourself.
What ingredients are used to make a Freddo cappuccino?
If you want to make a Freddo cappuccino, you’ll only need three main ingredients. Have a look below for the full list:
- Espresso coffee
- 2% fat milk (to make cold foam)
- Ice cubes
Those are the only ingredients you need to make a delicious iced coffee at home. You can choose to sweeten your Freddo cappuccino with some sugar or coffee syrup.
I’ve listed some delicious coffee syrup recipes a bit further down that I think go very well with this iced coffee.
I’ll talk more about espresso coffee and how to make cold foam at home below.
But first, let’s talk about the ice cubes to use. If you want to enjoy this iced coffee while slowly sipping on it, I suggest making a few coffee ice cubes beforehand.
Coffee ice cubes are made by freezing brewed coffee in an ice cube tray or ice cube bags, and they look like this when frozen:
I like adding coffee ice cubes to most of my iced coffees because they’ll release more coffee flavor instead of diluting the coffee with water from regular ice cubes.
If you want to make some coffee ice cubes at home, you can follow this easy step-by-step guide.
How do you make the best espresso?
If you want to make an amazing Freddo cappuccino, you’ll need a good espresso basis to start with.
Making espresso at home can be done using several brewing techniques, all resulting in different flavors and strengths. Have a look below for my recommendations:
- Use an espresso machine. This will result in the best espresso coffee with the most amount of flavor and great crema.
- You can use a Moka pot to make espresso-like coffee that has almost the same strength and still tastes great.
- Try using an AeroPress if you want to use the most versatile coffee brewer on this list. You can make great-tasting espresso-like coffee with it, which tastes great with the other flavors of this drink.
If you have an espresso machine at home, make sure to pull two espresso shots from it. The other coffee brewers are great alternatives that are much cheaper and a bit more versatile.
Are you interested in learning to brew coffee with these coffee brewers yourself? You can read through my beginner’s guide to brewing coffee to get all the information you need!
What is the best way to shake the espresso coffee?
For the Freddo cappuccino, the espresso is shaken, resulting in a fluffy layer of foam on top and cooling it in the meantime.
There are a few ways to shake the espresso and get this recipe started. Have a below for the different ways to do so:
- Use a mason jar to shake the espresso coffee with a few ice cubes (or coffee ice cubes).
- Use a cocktail shaker for the quickest shaken espresso.
I prefer using a jar of any sort, with the mason jar being the easiest. Do you have a different resealable jar? You can use this instead.
The best way is using a cocktail shaker. It’ll make great foamy espresso in just a few shakes; it’s great and will have you enjoying an iced coffee in just a few minutes!
How do you make the best cold foam?
The best cold foam is made with low-fat milk. Any low-fat milk will work for this, but I recommend using 2% fat milk for this recipe.
I’ve been making cold foam a lot lately, and 2% fat milk has been working great for me, so I suggest giving it a try.
Lower-fat milk makes for the best cold foam that holds its structure for a long time, which is great for topping any iced coffee. It looks like this:
You can make cold foam using different techniques. Depending on the equipment you have at home, you can make cold foam at home with a:
- Handheld mixer
- Milk frother
- French press
- Mason jar (or another resealable jar)
All of the techniques mentioned above will make a long-lasting cold foam that tastes delicious on top of the Freddo cappuccino.
You can check out my guide to making cold foam at home here. Over there, I’ll show you how to make cold foam at home with the techniques that are listed above.
Is a Freddo cappuccino sweet?
A Freddo cappuccino is not sweet on its own. You can choose to add a bit of sugar to your drink or a coffee syrup to sweeten it to taste.
If you want to sweeten your Freddo cappuccino, the best way is to add the sweetener to the hot espresso coffee so it dissolves easily.
Then, you can follow the same steps in the recipe listed below, so you have a Freddo cappuccino that is perfectly sweetened for your taste!
- Two espresso shots
- 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of 2% fat milk
- Ice cubes
- Optional: sugar or a coffee syrup
- Brew the espresso shots. Use a coffee brewer you like the most.
- After brewing the espresso shots, you can add a bit of sugar to it to make this Freddo cappuccino a bit sweeter.
- Add the espresso shots to a mason jar, cocktail shaker, or another resealable jar.
- Add a handful of ice cubes to the espresso shots and give it a good shake until the espresso is cooled entirely and has a foamy layer on top.
- Then, grab a tall glass and fill this to about halfway with more ice cubes (or coffee ice cubes)
- Pour the frothy espresso coffee into the glass.
- Cold foam the milk using a technique of choice.
- Once the milk has a nice thick layer of foam, add it to the frothed espresso coffee.
- You can add a dusting of cinnamon or cacao powder to finish your Freddo cappuccino.
- Now, all there's left to do is enjoy this drink!
You can brew the espresso shots before going to bed and store them in the fridge so that you can make this recipe even quicker the following day.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 2.4gSaturated Fat: 1.5gUnsaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 5.7gSugar: 6.2gProtein: 4g
How do you drink a Freddo cappuccino?
The best way to drink a Freddo cappuccino is by slowly sipping on it when it’s just made.
It’s best not to stir the cold foamed milk through the espresso base, so you can have different textures with every sip you take.
At first, you’ll have a thick foam sitting on top, which will make your first few sips more milk-forward.
The longer you wait to drink your Freddo cappuccino, the more the cold foam will slowly turn to liquid again, incorporating more with the espresso base.
It’s a fun experience to go through. I like it because you get so many textures and different flavors while slowly sipping on a delicious iced coffee!
The best coffee add-ins you can add to your Freddo cappuccino
If you love to drink your coffee with a bit of sugar, you might appreciate it to add it to this drink as well.
There are so many different add-ins that go well with this coffee that I’ve listed them below, so you can easily check them out yourself:
- Cinnamon brown sugar syrup
- Pumpkin spice syrup
- Gingerbread syrup
- Blueberry syrup
- Brown sugar, or white granulated sugar
These are just a few sweeteners that I think will work well with this recipe. You can check them out by clicking on the name; this will take you to a complete step-by-step recipe.
If you want to try a different take on the cold foam, you can also try using pumpkin spice cold foam for a unique flavor to your Freddo cappuccino!
If you’re looking for a quick, easy coffee recipe that’s also delicious, this Freddo cappuccino is the perfect option. It only takes 5 minutes to make and tastes great!
Let me know in the comments below if you find a great combination with a sweetener so that I can give it a try as well!
Either way, I hope you’ll give it a try yourself soon. It’s such an easy recipe to make at home and tastes so good.