How to make Iced Coffee with Nespresso

When the weather is hot, a hot cup of coffee may not sound very appealing. That’s where iced coffee comes in.

And with a Nespresso machine, making iced coffee is easier than ever before.

In this article, I will guide you through the steps of making the perfect Nespresso iced coffee with both the Original and Vertuo machines.

Plus, I’ll share some insider tips on which Nespresso pods work best for this chilled treat and how to sweeten your coffee just right. So grab your shades, kick back, and let’s get brewing!

Nespresso Iced Coffee

How to make Iced Coffee with Nespresso Vertuo

If you have a Nespresso Vertuo machine, making iced coffee is a breeze. Here’s how to do it:

1- First, fill a tall glass with plenty of ice, so it’s nice and cold when your coffee hits it.

You can use Iced Cubes made with brewed coffee for extra strong flavor

2- Next, choose the right Nespresso Vertuo pod. I recommend using high-intensity dark-roasted coffee pods. It’s best to use 8 oz coffee pods for making Iced Coffee with Nespresso Vertuo but you can also Espresso or Lungo pods.

For a great iced coffee, we recommend the Iced Forte Coffee pod. It’s specially designed to brew strong, bold coffee that won’t get watered down when you add ice.

3- Once you have your pod selected, insert it into your Nespresso Vertuo machine and hit the button to start brewing.

Sit back and relax while your machine does the work. The Vertuo is designed to deliver the perfect cup of coffee every time, so you can trust that it will come out just right.

4- Once your coffee is brewed, pour it over the ice in your glass.

As the coffee hits the ice, it will start to chill and melt the ice slightly, creating a perfectly balanced iced coffee. Be sure to leave a little room at the top of your glass for any additional ingredients you want to add, like milk or sweeteners. If you have used Espresso pods you might like to add some cold water on top for smooth flavor.

5- Finally, customize your drink to your liking by adding any sweeteners or milk you prefer.

I recommend using simple vanilla or chocolate syrups as they blend well with iced coffee. Or, try adding a splash of cream or almond milk for a creamy finish.

6- And that’s it! Now you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your perfectly chilled cup of iced coffee. 

Experiment with different Nespresso Vertuo pods and flavors to find your perfect combination. With a little bit of creativity, you can create a customized iced coffee that’s just right for you!

Iced Coffee with Nespresso Vertuo

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Making Iced Coffee with Nespresso Original

If you have a Nespresso Original machine, here’s how you can make iced coffee:

1- First, start by brewing a lungo or espresso shot using your Nespresso Original machine.

I personally prefer brewing two Espresso pods one after the other in my Nespresso Pixie for a tall glass of Iced Coffee.

2- Next, fill a tall glass with plenty of ice.

3- Now, pour the freshly brewed Espresso shots over the ice in your glass.

As the hot coffee hits the ice, it will begin to chill and melt the ice slightly, creating the perfect iced coffee.

4- Finally, add some cold water, sweeteners, or milk you prefer (depending on your taste).

Simple syrups or agave nectar mix well with cold liquids, and almond milk or cream can add a creamy finish.

By following these simple steps and adding your own unique touches, you can create a delicious and refreshing iced coffee right at home.

Add some Milk to prepare Iced Latte with Nespresso

If you want to indulge in an exceptionally creamy iced coffee experience, then preparing an iced latte will be the perfect choice.

1- Prepare espresso using your Nespresso machine. It’s best to use dark-roasted coffee pods for Iced Latte

Typically Latte is prepared with a double shot of Espresso. So use a double Espresso pod if you have a Vertuo machine or brew two Espresso shots one after the other if you have an original line machine.

2- While your coffee is brewing, froth some cold milk using a Nespresso milk frother.

If you don’t have a frother, you can also use a blender, mason jar, or whisk to create frothed milk. Remember we are preparing an Iced Latte so the milk should come directly from the fridge.

3- Once your coffee is ready, pour it over the ice in your glass. Then, add the frothed milk on top of the coffee.

This creates a layered effect and adds a creamy finish to your latte.

4- For added flavor, you can add sweeteners or flavorings to your iced latte.

Simple syrup, caramel sauce, or vanilla extract are great options. You can also sprinkle cinnamon or cocoa powder on top for an extra touch of flavor. Or you can also top the Latte with whipped cream; the possibilities are endless!

Nespresso iced Latte

One tip that I’ve found helpful is to experiment with different types of milk. While whole milk is the classic choice for a latte, I often use almond or oat milk for a dairy-free option that still creates a deliciously creamy froth. I also like to add a touch of honey or agave syrup for a natural sweetness that complements the coffee flavor.

What Nespresso Pods are Best for Iced Coffee?

When it comes to choosing Nespresso pods for iced coffee, I always recommend using coffee pods with high or medium Intensity levels. Here are some of my favorite Nespresso pods for iced coffee.

Vertuo Line Pods

1- Ice Forte Coffee pod (8 oz Coffee pod) – This pod is specifically designed for making iced coffee with the Nespresso Vertuo machine. It is a captivating blend of South American and Indonesian Arabicas delivers an unforgettable aromatic experience. It’s a bold and smooth coffee that pairs well with ice.

Ice Forte

2- Ice Leggero (Double Espresso 2.7 oz Pod) – This pod is also designed for making iced coffee with the Nespresso Vertuo machine. It’s a double espresso that makes delicious iced coffee with fruity and cereal notes.

Ice Leggero

Original line Pods

1- Freddo Intenso – This is a smooth and intense coffee that is perfect for making iced coffee with the Nespresso Original machine. This is a dark roasted blend of South American and Indonesian Arabica beans that makes the perfect and intense cup of iced coffee.

Freddo Intenso

2- Freddo Delicato – Freddo Delicato is a smooth medium roasted Nespresso coffee pod specifically designed for iced coffee lovers. These are perfect for you if you love fruity notes in your iced coffee.

Freddo Delicato

Read a detailed guide on Best Nespresso Iced Coffee Pods

Ways to Sweeten Nespresso Iced Coffee

Are you feeling bitter about your Nespresso iced coffee? Well, fear not my sweet-toothed friend, because it’s time to add some sugar, spice, and something nice to your brew.

One of my favorite ways to sweeten my iced coffee is by adding a teaspoon of chocolate syrup. It adds a delicious and indulgent chocolaty twist to my drink. If you’re a fan of chocolate, this is definitely worth trying!

Another way to sweeten your Nespresso iced coffee is by adding a splash of vanilla syrup. This adds a sweet and creamy flavor to your drink and is perfect for those who love a more subtle sweetness. You can also add a little bit of caramel syrup for a similar effect.

For a quick and easy sweetener, add a teaspoon of simple sugar to your iced coffee. This is a great option if you don’t have any flavored syrups on hand, and still want to sweeten your drink. You can also use honey or maple syrup as a natural sweetener.

All in all, there are many ways to sweeten your Nespresso iced coffee, and it all comes down to personal preference. So, let your inner Willy Wonka run wild and experiment with different sweeteners until you find your perfect Nespresso iced coffee match.

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Final Thoughts

As a coffee lover, I can’t imagine a summer day without a refreshing glass of iced coffee. Thanks to my trusty Nespresso machine, making iced coffee has never been easier! I love that I can choose between my Original or Vertuo machine depending on the type of coffee I’m in the mood for.

Overall, making iced coffee with my Nespresso machine has become a summer staple for me. It’s quick, easy, and allows me to customize my drink exactly how I like it. If you’re a coffee lover like me, I highly recommend giving it a try!


Does Nespresso have a cold setting?

No, Nespresso machines do not have a cold setting. It will always brew hot Espresso shots.
However, you can make iced coffee by brewing hot coffee and pouring it over ice.

Do iced Nespresso pods brew cold?

No, iced Nespresso pods do not brew cold. They are designed to be brewed hot and then poured over ice cubes for iced coffee.

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