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Greetings coffee lovers! Are you ready to beat the summer heat with a deliciously refreshing, caffeine-packed drink? Look no further than this easy iced cappuccino recipe.

There’s nothing quite like sipping on an iced cappuccino on a hot afternoon, whether you’re sitting poolside or taking a break from work. But why spend all your money at the coffee shop when you can easily make one at home? Our recipe is simple, quick, and requires minimal ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

Iced cappuccinos are a classic espresso drink that anyone can enjoy. Our recipe combines freshly brewed coffee with cold milk and ice cubes for the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. The layer of foamed milk on top adds the finishing touch and will make you feel like a true barista.

Don’t be intimidated by the thought of making espresso or steamed milk–our recipe breaks down each step so you can have the perfect cappuccino in just a few minutes. Plus, we’ve included some tips and variations so you can customize your iced cappuccino to your liking.

So grab your apron and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cappuccino Ice
Cappuccino Ice

Do you love the rich, velvety taste of a cappuccino, but want something cool and refreshing for those hot summer days? Look no further than the Cappuccino Ice Recipe!

This easy iced cappuccino is the perfect way to beat the heat while still enjoying your favorite espresso drink. With its simple ingredient list and easy-to-follow recipe, this cappuccino iced drink is perfect for home baristas who are looking to experiment with something new.

Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it also allows for substitutions and variations so that you can customize your drink exactly to your liking. Whether you want a little extra sweetness, a touch of cocoa powder, or something as simple as adding ice cream or gelato, this recipe has got you covered.

Additionally, this recipe is perfect for serving and pairing with all sorts of treats. Pair it with breakfast pastries or fresh fruit in the morning for a refreshing wake-up call, or serve it with cookies or crumbly pastries in the afternoon for an indulgent treat.

And if you’re worried about leftover coffee going to waste, don’t worry! This recipe includes instructions on how to store and reheat any extra coffee so that you can enjoy your homemade iced cappuccino again and again.

So what are you waiting for? Break out your blender or mixing glass and get started on whipping up your very own Cappuccino Ice Recipe!

Ingredient List

 Chill out with this refreshing Cappuccino Ice!
Chill out with this refreshing Cappuccino Ice!

In order to make a refreshing Iced Cappuccino, you will need the following ingredients:

For the Espresso

  • Brewed Coffee: 6 to 8 oz (175 to 240 ml) of a strong brewed coffee, cooled down
  • Instant Coffee: 2 tbsp of instant coffee mix or ground coffee beans
  • Hot Water: 1/2 tbsp of hot water
  • Maple Syrup: 1/2 tsp of pure maple syrup (optional)

Milk and Milk Foam

  • Cold Milk: 1/4 cup (60 ml) of cold milk
  • Milk Foam: 1/4 cup (60 ml) of milk foam, made by frothing cold milk until airy and light

For the Iced Cappuccino

  • Ice Cubes: 6 to 8 ice cubes
  • Cocoa Powder: 1 to 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
  • Ground Cinnamon: a pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)

You can always adjust the quantity of each ingredient according to your taste preferences.

The Recipe How-To

 Satisfy your coffee cravings with a frothy Cappuccino Ice.
Satisfy your coffee cravings with a frothy Cappuccino Ice.

Now comes the exciting part – learning how to make an Iced Cappuccino. This recipe is quick and easy to follow, so grab your apron and let’s get started!


  • 1 shot of espresso (or 2 tablespoons of brewed coffee or instant coffee)
  • 1/2 cup of cold milk
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar (or maple syrup or any sweetener of your choice)
  • 8 ice cubes


  1. In a mixing glass, add 6-8 ice cubes followed by one shot of espresso (or 2 tablespoons brewed coffee or instant coffee). Mix well
  2. Then add in milk and sugar (or maple syrup) as desired, and stir until combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a short glass filled with ice.
  4. For the foam layer, pour steamed milk (1/4 cup) on top of the espresso-milk mixture.
  5. Spoon milk foam to fill up the top of the glass.
  6. Visually divide your creation into three sections: top thick layer, middle thin layer and bottom dark liquid layer.

Tips for Perfect Results:

  • Make sure that the foam sits on top of the glass without sinking.
  • Use cold milk to produce smooth and creamy foam.
  • If you don’t have an espresso machine at home, brewed coffee or instant coffee can be used as substitutes.

That’s all it takes to create a delicious and cooling cappuccino drink that’s perfect for any time of day! Feel free to experiment with different flavors such as adding cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, or even gelato or ice cream for a unique twist on this classic recipe.

Substitutions and Variations

 Take your coffee game to the next level with this delightful Cappuccino Ice.
Take your coffee game to the next level with this delightful Cappuccino Ice.

Are you feeling adventurous and want to give this iced cappuccino recipe a twist? Here are some substitutions and variations that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

1. Sweeteners: Instead of sugar, you can use maple syrup or honey to sweeten your cappuccino. They add a unique flavor and aroma that pairs well with espresso.

2. Milk Alternatives: If you’re lactose intolerant or prefer non-dairy options, you can substitute cow’s milk with almond, soy, oat or coconut milk. Each milk alternative offers a different flavor profile that can change the overall taste of your cappuccino.

3. Hot Espresso Shot: For a richer and more robust taste, substitute brewed coffee for a hot espresso shot. Trust me, it makes quite the difference!

4. Cinnamon or Cocoa Powder: Sprinkle some ground cinnamon or cocoa powder on top of your cappuccino for added flair and a delicious aroma.

5. Gelato/Ice Cream: Want to take your iced cappuccino to an indulgent level? Add a scoop of gelato or ice cream to it. Vanilla, caramel or coffee flavored gelato works best.

6. Tim Hortons’ Copycat Recipe: Bring the Canadian classic home by using Tim Hortons’ coffee instead of regular espresso shots.

7. Oreo Fudge Flavored Iced Cappuccino: Crush some Oreos on top of your cappuccino, drizzle chocolate fudge syrup on it and you have yourself a decadent iced Oreo Fudge cappuccino!

8. Iced Caramel Cappuccino: Looking for something sweeter? Make an iced caramel cappuccino by adding caramel sauce to your cold milk before mixing it with the espresso.

9. Ice Cap Inspired Vanilla Cappuccino: Add vanilla extract to your milk before blending it with the espresso, then top with whipped cream.

Don’t be afraid to take this recipe and make it your own by adding your favorite flavors and ingredients. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 Brew-tiful and delicious Cappuccino Ice for coffee lovers out there!
Brew-tiful and delicious Cappuccino Ice for coffee lovers out there!

Now that you’ve made your refreshing cappuccino ice, it is time to serve it up! This easy iced cappuccino recipe makes an excellent summer drink that will become a hit at your next backyard barbecue or pool party. You can also enjoy it as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or pair it with your favorite dessert for a perfect treat after a meal.

To serve this iced cappuccino, simply pour the prepared drink into a tall glass over ice cubes. For extra indulgence, you can also add a dollop of whipped cream on top and sprinkle some cocoa or ground cinnamon. Serve alongside some biscotti, chocolate-covered espresso beans, or any other sweet treats you enjoy.

If you want to get creative with your serving options, try pouring the cappuccino ice mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for several hours until solid. You’ll have delicious homemade ice pops that are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. You can even experiment with adding different flavors to your base homemade iced cappuccino recipe and create exciting variations like vanilla cappuccino or cappuccino gelato.

For an extra dose of caffeine, why not serve your homemade iced cappuccino alongside some coffee-infused desserts like tiramisu or affogato? If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing it with Oreo fudge or midnight chocolate cake for a decadent dessert-led meal.

Regardless of how you choose to serve it up, this iced cappuccino is sure to be loved by coffee enthusiasts in search of an invigorating drink on a hot summer day. Keep experimenting with different variations and serving options to add new dimensions to your hot weather drink menu.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Unleash your inner barista with this easy and quick Cappuccino Ice recipe.
Unleash your inner barista with this easy and quick Cappuccino Ice recipe.

This recipe is perfect for serving on a hot summer day, and there are a few things you can do ahead of time to make it even easier to whip up. To make your life easier, you can prepare the espresso and the steamed or frothed milk beforehand.

To store the pre-made espresso, let it cool to room temperature, then pour it into an airtight container such as a sealable jar or bottle. Keep it refrigerated for up to 3 days. For the steamed milk, put it in a container with a tight-fitting lid and keep it chilled in the refrigerator.

When you’re ready to assemble your iced cappuccino, simply add ice cubes to your glass, pour in the pre-made espresso, followed by the chilled milk, and top with milk foam. Add 1-2 tablespoons of sugar or other sweeteners if desired.

If you have any leftover iced cappuccino, transfer it into a sealable container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When reheating, mix well and add additional ice as needed. You can also turn this recipe into a dessert by adding some gelato or ice cream for a decadent cappuccino gelato float.

With these make-ahead tips and tricks under your belt, you’ll be ready to whip up an easy iced cappuccino whenever you want without having to start from scratch every time. Just grab your homemade iced cappuccino from the fridge and indulge yourself in a delicious and refreshing drink anytime you like!

Tips for Perfect Results

 It's time to explore a new dimension of coffee wonders with this Cappuccino Ice.
It’s time to explore a new dimension of coffee wonders with this Cappuccino Ice.

One thing I’ve learned as a barista is that the little things can make a big difference in the flavor and overall experience of a drink. To help you achieve that perfect cappuccino ice, here are some tips and tricks to ensure your drink is delicious and refreshing.

Firstly, it’s important to use freshly brewed coffee for the base of your iced cappuccino. Using instant coffee may be tempting because it’s quick and easy, but it can leave a bitter aftertaste. Freshly brewed coffee will bring out the natural sweetness in your drink while providing a rich and smooth flavor.

When adding sugar or sweeteners to cappuccino ice, I recommend adding them to the mixing glass before combining with the coffee. This helps ensure that the sweetener is properly mixed into the drink and won’t leave a clumpy mess.

To achieve that foamy milk layer on top of your iced cappuccino, use cold milk when frothing. Cold milk tends to froth better than warm or hot milk since there is more air available at colder temperatures. For best results, froth cold milk until it thickens and forms stiff peaks.

Another crucial tip for making cappuccino ice is to start with fresh ice cubes. Old ice can have an unpleasant taste or smell from absorbing odors in your freezer, which can ruin the overall flavor of your drink. Use clean and fresh ice cubes for the best results.

Finally, get creative with toppings and add-ins! Adding a sprinkle of cocoa powder or ground cinnamon on top of your iced cappuccino can elevate its flavor profile. You could even try blending in some vanilla gelato or ice cream for an even creamier treat.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make an easy iced cappuccino that’s perfect for hot summer days or anytime you’re craving an energizing espresso drink. Enjoy!


Now that we’ve covered all the necessary details about making an easy and refreshing iced cappuccino, it’s time to address any questions or concerns you may have. In this section, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to ensure that you have everything you need to achieve a perfect cup every time. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the FAQ section!

How to make ice for cappuccino?

A delicious cup of coffee starts with a strong foundation. That’s why in the first step, we will make a double shot of espresso to provide a robust flavor profile for our coffee.

Next, we will make a refreshing foam to complement the espresso. This foam will consist of cold milk that has been whipped to a frothy texture.

Now, we combine the two components to create an invigorating iced coffee. Start by pouring the freshly brewed double shot espresso over a tall glass of ice. To give your coffee a hint of sweetness, add two tablespoons of milk and one teaspoon of syrup.

Finally, the finishing touch is adding a smooth layer of our cold foam on top of the coffee. This foam will provide a pleasurable texture and will enhance your taste experience. Once everything is combined and perfected, your iced coffee is ready to serve!

What is Iced Cappuccino made of?

Looking for a quick caffeine fix that will also satisfy your sweet tooth? You’ll need a short glass filled with ice, a shot of espresso, your preferred sweetener, and some perfectly foamed milk to top it off. Keep reading for the full recipe and my expert tips!

How do you make a Starbucks Iced Capp?

Looking for the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day? Try making a delicious iced coffee with a shot of espresso using NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®’s Starbucks® Espresso Roast! Here’s what you’ll need:

– One shot of espresso
– A pinch of cinnamon
– 6-8 ice cubes
– Cold milk

Follow these simple steps and you’ll have a refreshing and satisfying drink in no time!

How to make a Dunkin Iced Cappuccino?

One of the most popular espresso drinks, the Hot Cappuccino, is a rich mixture of espresso, steamed milk, and foamed milk. The Iced Cappuccino, on the other hand, is a cold version created by combining espresso and chilled milk, then pouring it over ice and topping it off with a thick layer of milk foam.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the easy and refreshing Cappuccino Ice recipe is a perfect summer treat or alternative to your regular espresso drink. With some variations and substitutions suggested in this recipe article, there are endless possibilities to enhance the flavor and texture of your iced cappuccino. However, I would encourage you to try this classic version with its rich espresso, creamy milk foam, and sweet sugar before any other. Just imagine sipping on a frosty glass of cappuccino ice while biting into an Oreo fudge or indulging in some cappuccino gelato or ice cream. It’s like a dream come true! So whether you’re a fan of Tim Hortons’ ice cap or Starbucks’ vanilla cappuccino, why not try making your own at home? Trust me; the satisfaction of creating your own homemade iced cappuccino is unbeatable. Give it a go and let us know how it turned out in the comments below!

Cappuccino Ice

Cappuccino Ice Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Italian
Calories 79.1 kcal


  • 3 cups strong brewed coffee
  • 2 cups frozen light whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa


  • Combine all ingredients in blender and process on low speed till smooth.
  • pour into 8" square pan, cover and freeze till firm.
  • Let frozen mixture stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Spoon into blender container.
  • Porcess till smooth.
  • return to pan and freeze till firm.
  • to serve; let stand at room temperature 5 minutes.
  • Spoon into glass dessert dishes.

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Serving: 149gCalories: 79.1kcalCarbohydrates: 11.1gProtein: 1.2gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 2.8gCholesterol: 0.5mgSodium: 20.4mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 10.1g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, Easy, Frozen, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein
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