If you like to drink iced coffee in the summer, you must try out this iced macchiato recipe.

You don’t have to visit Starbucks to get this amazing drink. You can literally make it at home and with your own recipe. Here are some important tips to make iced macchiato at home.

Iced macchiato is an iced version of the espresso-based drink macchiato, which is made of espresso and steamed milk. This is a perfect drink to beat the heat. So, if you want to know how to make this refreshing iced drink at home, read along.

What is an iced macchiato?

Iced macchiato is a delicious and refreshing coffee drink that you can enjoy any time of the year.

If you are an espresso lover and looking for a great treat, this is the perfect iced coffee drink for you. This drink is made by mixing espresso, milk, and ice.

As this coffee recipe doesn’t require a ton of ingredients, it’s a very straightforward way to make coffee at home.

"Iced macchiato."

Let me tell you a bit more about the ingredients that you can use to make yourself a fantastic iced macchiato at home:

What ingredients are used in an iced macchiato?

There are just three ingredients needed to make an iced macchiato at home. The basis of this coffee is milk, and you can choose any milk or milk alternative you like. The milk is topped with two espresso shots and cooled with ice cubes.

I like to use whole milk for this recipe, as it has the fullest flavor and combines great with the amount of coffee used.

"Milk in a jar, ready to be poured in a glass."

To make this an icy drink, you’ll also need a few ice cubes. You can use regular ice cubes for this coffee if you want, or you could try to make coffee ice cubes.

Coffee ice cubes are made using freshly brewed and cooled coffee, frozen in an ice cube tray or ice cube bag. I highly recommend using them for this recipe, as it prevents watering down your coffee.

If you want to learn how to make coffee ice cubes at home, you can check out my full guide by clicking here.

What coffee is best used in an iced macchiato?

To make the best iced macchiato, you’ll need two espresso shots. The espresso coffee makes for a robust coffee flavor that combines great with the amount of milk used.

The best way to make espresso coffee at home is using an espresso machine. If you have an espresso machine at home, make sure to pull two shots and use them in this recipe.

If you don’t have an espresso machine at home, you can also use a Moka pot or AeroPress to brew espresso-like coffee that comes very close to espresso made using an espresso machine.

"Freshly brewed coffee with the Moka pot."

You can also use your Nespresso or Keurig machine to brew some espresso shots for this recipe. Choose two strong espresso pods and brew them using the machine of choice.

I suggest cooling down the espresso shots before using them in the recipe. If you add hot espresso coffee to cold milk and ice cubes, you’ll heat your drink, and you want this drink to be as cold as possible.

Iced Macchiato

Easy iced macchiato recipe to make on a hot summer day.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) or whole milk
  • 2 espresso shots
  • Ice cubes or coffee ice cubes


  1. Prepare the espresso shots with a method of your choice. I used an AeroPress to make the espressos for this recipe.
  2. Fully cool the espresso coffee by placing it in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes. You can also cool it with a few ice cubes.
  3. In a small glass, add the milk.
  4. Fill the glass to about halfway with ice cubes or coffee ice cubes.
  5. Slowly pour on your cooled espresso shots. When you pour slowly, you create the cool marbled effect in your coffee, which looks awesome!

I suggest serving straight away and stirring the coffee right before drinking for the best flavoring.


You can use any milk you like for this recipe. I found that using a milk alternative like almond milk makes for a great alternative to whole milk.

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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 37Total Fat: 1.98gSaturated Fat: 1.1gUnsaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 2.76gSugar: 3.2gProtein: 2g

The nutritional information is based on the recipe. If you want to use a different kind of milk or milk alternative, please have a look below to see the number of calories.

Iced macchiato calories

For this recipe, I’ve used whole milk. But you can choose any milk you like. To give you an idea of the number of calories that this coffee has, I’ve listed a few popular kinds of milk and milk alternatives below, with the number of calories.

This way, you can quickly scan how many calories your iced macchiato will contain when switching out the whole milk:

Milk or milk alternative used:Amount of calories:
Whole milk37 calories
2% fat milk30 calories
Nonfat milk21 calories
Oat milk22 calories
Coconut milk11 calories
Almond milk10 calories
Soy milk33 calories


An iced macchiato is super easy to make and makes for a perfect summer drink. I like to sit in the sun and slowly sip on the coffee. It’s a great way to enjoy the sun while still getting your caffeine in.

I highly suggest trying out this coffee recipe using coffee ice cubes instead of regular ice cubes. The coffee ice cubes make for a cool drink that will not get diluted with water.

Using coffee ice cubes at home makes a big difference in how long you can sip on your coffee in the summer heat. If you want to try out even more coffee recipes, you can check them out below.

The coffee recipes below are all ice-based and will definitely get you through the summer months!

Do you like to drink espresso coffee? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!

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