Indulge in the Richness of Iced Chocolate Malted Cappuccino

Dear coffee lovers,

Are you looking for a decadent, chocolatey treat to enjoy on a hot summer day? Look no further than this iced chocolate malted cappuccino recipe! This delightful drink is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re sipping it poolside or enjoying it with friends at brunch.

I know what you’re thinking – isn’t a cappuccino supposed to be hot? But trust me, this iced version takes the classic cappuccino to the next level. With rich chocolate syrup and malted milk powder, every sip is like a cold, creamy dessert in a glass.

But don’t just take my word for it – try this recipe out for yourself! With simple ingredients and easy steps, it’s the perfect coffee recipe for both beginners and experts alike. So grab your blender and get ready to indulge in a deliciously refreshing treat.


Your friendly neighborhood barista

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Iced Chocolate Malted Cappuccino
Iced Chocolate Malted Cappuccino

Listen to me, my friend, and I’ll tell you all about this heavenly iced chocolate malted cappuccino recipe. You’re in for a treat today, let me tell you. Are you a coffee lover? Do you crave the taste of cocoa and ice cream? Then this is the beverage for you. This isn’t just any ordinary coffee recipe; this recipe will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Why will you love this recipe, you ask? Well, let me count the ways. Firstly, it has not one but TWO shots of freshly brewed espresso. That means more caffeine to start your day off right! If that doesn’t have you convinced yet, then how about the lovely mixture of chocolate syrup and malt powder that creates a rich and velvety flavor?

Still not convinced? How about the fact that it is quick and easy to put together? All you need is a blender or “frappe maker” and some simple ingredients from your pantry. It’s as easy as blending milk, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, malted milk powder, ice cream, and espresso together then topping it all off with a dollop of whipped cream.

And if you are worried about watching your figure while indulging in this heavenly concoction – have no fear, my friend! You can easily substitute regular milk for nonfat milk or almond milk. For those who prefer to cut down on sugar intake, use artificial sweetener or less amount of chocolate syrup.

This iced chocolate malted cappuccino is the perfect drink to enjoy on a warm summer day or if you just need something frosty to cool you down. So go ahead and give it a try! You won’t regret it.

Ingredient List

 Indulge in a chilly cappuccino with a twist of chocolate
Indulge in a chilly cappuccino with a twist of chocolate

Here are the ingredients needed for a delicious Iced Chocolate Malted Cappuccino recipe:

  • Brewed espresso (1-2 shots): Start with a freshly brewed espresso shot, or two, for that extra caffeine kick.

  • Milk (2 cups): Use nonfat milk if you want your drink to be low-fat, but whole milk adds great creaminess. Alternatively, you can use almond milk or any other plant-based milk if you prefer.

  • Chocolate malt powder (3 tablespoons): This is what gives the drink its signature malted flavor.

  • Cocoa powder (1 tablespoon): Unsweetened cocoa pairs perfectly with the chocolate malt powder and creates a deep chocolate flavor in every sip.

  • Chocolate syrup (2 tablespoons): For added sweetness, use chocolate syrup. Look for one with less sugar or use an artificial sweetener instead.

  • Malt powder (1 tablespoon): Adding malt powder will complement the chocolate malt powder by adding richness to the flavor profile.

  • Ice cream (approximately 2 scoops): You can use vanilla ice cream for a classic taste, but chocolate ice cream also works great!

  • Ice (4 cups): Keep it extra chilled by adding lots of ice.

  • Whipped cream: Optional but recommended! Add a dollop of whipped cream and some cocoa powder on top of your drink for added decadence.

The Recipe How-To

 Sip away your stress with this iced malted cappuccino
Sip away your stress with this iced malted cappuccino

Step 1: Brew the Espresso

The key to making a great iced chocolate malted cappuccino is using freshly brewed espresso. I begin by brewing two shots of espresso using my espresso machine. Each shot should be approximately 2 ounces.

Step 2: Prepare the Malted Milk Mixture

In a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup of milk with 2 tablespoons of malted milk powder and 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. If you prefer your drinks sweeter, you can add a tablespoon or two of chocolate syrup or artificial sweetener to taste. Whisk the ingredients together until they are well combined.

Step 3: Make the Cold Foam

To create the foam, combine 1/4 cup of nonfat milk and 3 tablespoons of malted milk powder in a jar or milk frother. You can use almond milk for a vegan version. Shake the mixture vigorously until it begins to foam, then set it aside.

Step 4: Combine the Ingredients

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes and add in approximately 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup. Pour in the malted milk mixture, followed by the two shots of freshly brewed espresso. Stir well.

Step 5: Add the Cold Foam and Serve

Top off the drink with cold foam, and finish with a dusting of cocoa powder or drizzle of chocolate syrup on top.

Enjoy your homemade excellent-quality chocolate malted cappuccino drink.

Substitutions and Variations

 Get inspired by this iced cappuccino with the perfect chocolate-malt combo
Get inspired by this iced cappuccino with the perfect chocolate-malt combo

Are you looking to switch things up with your iced chocolate malted cappuccino recipe? Here are some substitutions and variations you can try!

First of all, if you’re looking to cut back on sugar, you can substitute the chocolate syrup for unsweetened cocoa powder. Just add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the recipe instead of the chocolate syrup. You can also use an artificial sweetener instead of regular sugar.

If you don’t have malted milk powder on hand, you can still make a delicious iced chocolate cappuccino by using regular milk powder or instant coffee. Simply add 2 tablespoons of milk powder or 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules to your milk before blending.

Looking for a more indulgent treat? Swap out the nonfat milk for whole milk or even half-and-half. You can also replace the brewed espresso shots with an equivalent amount of bottled cold brew for a smoother and more mellow taste.

For a twist on the classic recipe, try adding almond milk instead of regular milk or even coconut milk for a tropical flavor. Top it off with some whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup for a decadent treat that’s sure to please.

You can also turn your iced cappuccino into a malted mocha ice coffee by adding 3 tablespoons of malt powder to your recipe. Or, for a frozen treat, blend together some ice cream and frozen chocolate chips with your cold foam and enjoy your drink like a frosty milkshake.

In short, there are endless possibilities when it comes to customizing this recipe. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you!

Serving and Pairing

 Dive into the goodness of iced chocolate malted cappuccino
Dive into the goodness of iced chocolate malted cappuccino

Once you’ve made this iced chocolate malted cappuccino, it’s time to enjoy it to the fullest! This cool and invigorating drink is perfect for hot summer days or any time you need a quick pick-me-up.

As you sip on your iced chocolate malt cappuccino, you’ll taste the rich, chocolaty flavor that pairs so well with the creamy milk and slight hint of malted goodiness. The cappuccino foam and malt powder creates a velvety texture that coats your mouth with velvet.

If you’re feeling indulgent, pair this chilled beverage with a warm, freshly baked cookie or muffin straight out of the oven. You could also serve up a small scoop of vanilla ice cream to complement the flavors found in your cappuccino’s recipe.

In addition, this chocolate coffee concoction makes for an excellent dessert pairing as well. I’ve found that this iced cappuccino pairs particularly well with fruit-based desserts like peach amaretto crisps and strawberry-rhubarb pie.

And if you’re looking to be adventurous, try tossing frozen chocolate chips into your malted cappuccino or adding almond milk instead of regular milk to give this stellar drink a nutty twist.

Ultimately, there are endless ways to serve and pair this refreshing yet decadent beverage. Get creative and experiment until you find the perfect combination for your unique taste preferences. Just remember – there is no wrong way to enjoy an iced chocolate malted cappuccino!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Summer feels great with a cold cappuccino and a touch of chocolate, trust me!
Summer feels great with a cold cappuccino and a touch of chocolate, trust me!

Preparing a delicious Iced Chocolate Malted Cappuccino can be time-consuming, so why not make it ahead of time and save yourself some time? For best results, it’s recommended to store the Iced Chocolate Malted Cappuccino in an airtight container, and keep it refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

To reheat the Iced Chocolate Malted Cappuccino, simply pour it into a heat-proof cup or mug, and microwave it for a minute, stirring after 30 seconds. If you prefer to heat it over the stove, pour the cappuccino into a small saucepan and place it over medium heat. Stir occasionally until heated through.

For those who prefer their cappuccinos warm rather than chilled, don’t worry. The recipe is easily adaptable for a hot version. Simply modify steps 4 through 6 of ‘The Recipe How-To’ section to swap out ice cream with hot milk or nut milk.

If you’re planning on storing the cappuccinos for later use or work ahead of time, consider freezing them in ice cube trays. Once frozen, remove the cubes and store them in a zipper-sealed bag in your freezer until ready to use. Then mix up some fresh brewed espresso shots to create your perfect Iced Chocolate Malted Cappuccino directly from your freezer.

Last but not least, although a blended version is our recommended way of consuming this delicious drink when make-ahead with ice cream remember that it doesn’t retain its creamy consistency upon reheating. So if you have any coffee left after spreading the joy around whether hot or cold, discard rather than trying to reheat as per instructions.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Satisfy your craving for caffeine and chocolate with this icy delight!
Satisfy your craving for caffeine and chocolate with this icy delight!

As an experienced barista, I have a few tips to ensure that your Iced Chocolate Malted Cappuccino turns out perfectly every time. Here are some of my top recommendations:

1. Use Freshly Brewed Espresso: For the best-tasting iced cappuccino recipe, it’s essential to use freshly brewed espresso. This will give your drink the perfect balance of boldness and sweetness.

2. Use High-quality Ingredients: The ingredients you use will significantly impact the taste of your drink. So, make sure to choose high-quality ingredients like chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, malted milk powder and nonfat milk for this recipe.

3. Chill Your Glassware and Ingredients: Before making the drink, make sure to chill all glassware and ingredients, including ice cream and milk in the refrigerator. This will ensure that your drink remains as cold as possible.

4. Use the Right Amount of Malted Milk Powder: To achieve the perfect balance of malted flavor in your drink, it’s crucial to use just the right amount of malted milk powder. We recommend using three tablespoons for best results.

5. Experiment with Substitutes: While we encourage you to follow this recipe for perfect results, don’t be afraid to experiment with substitutes like almond milk or artificial sweeteners if needed.

6. Don’t Overdo It on Sugar: While sugar is essential in any coffee recipe, it can quickly overpower the other flavors in a drink like this one. So, try not to overdo it on sugar or artificial sweeteners.

7. Add Whipped Coffee or Cold Foam on Top: For an extra indulgent twist, add whipped coffee or cold foam on top of your Iced Chocolate Malted Cappuccino. This addition will enhance the texture of your drink and add richness to its taste.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to create an extraordinary Iced Chocolate Malted Cappuccino that is sure to impress your family and friends. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!


As a barista, I’ve been frequently asked questions about coffee drinks. Here are some common inquiries and my answers to them. I’ve tried to address any possible confusion or difficulty you may experience making an iced chocolate malted cappuccino, so read through the FAQs below before starting to mix your drink.

Can malted milk be used in coffee?

To whip up a tasty cup of java, start by mixing your espresso shot with some malted milk powder, cocoa powder, and a dash of vanilla extract. Stir it all together until the powders dissolve into the espresso. Next up, pour in some freshly frothed milk and give it all a good mix to get a smooth and creamy consistency. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, go ahead and add in some sugar to taste.

Does malt go with coffee?

If you’re looking for a tasty and indulgent coffee treat, Malted Mocha Dalgona can be a perfect choice. It is a delicious variation of whipped coffee that combines the popular Dalgona coffee with the chocolaty and malty flavors. Whether you want to enjoy a refreshing drink during summers or warm up yourself during winters, this coffee recipe can be your go-to drink for any season.

What does malted milk do in baking?

Malted milk powder is a delightful blend of malted barley, malted wheat flour and evaporated milk powder that’s known for its unique and pleasant sweetness, which is often likened to the flavor of toasty goodness.

How do you mix malted milk?

If you’re in the mood for a smooth and creamy beverage, then try making a malted milk with Nestle Carnation! Simply mix 3 tablespoons of malted milk powder into 8 fl oz of milk, and give it a good swirl. This drink can be enjoyed either hot or cold, depending on your preference. Its rich and nostalgic flavor is sure to satisfy your cravings.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this iced chocolate malted cappuccino recipe is perfect for the hot summer days or as a delicious treat any time of year. With its rich chocolate flavor, creamy texture, and unique malted taste, you won’t be able to resist its charms.

This recipe offers plenty of substitutions and variations, making it easy to customize it according to your preferences. Whether you are looking to use an artificial sweetener or switch up the milk for almond milk, this recipe has something for everyone.

With these detailed instructions and tips, you can have perfect results every time. From brewing the espresso just right to creating the perfect foam and serving temperature, this recipe has everything you need for a delicious and satisfying drink.

So why not try this exquisite iced chocolate malted cappuccino recipe today? It’s a perfect way to indulge in your favorite coffee drinks while enjoying a refreshing twist. Trust me; once you’ve tried it, you’ll be hooked on this heavenly combination of flavors!

Iced Chocolate Malted Cappuccino

Iced Chocolate Malted Cappuccino Recipe

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Coffee
Calories 35.4 kcal


  • 2 shots of freshly brewed espresso
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 2 -3 teaspoons granular no calorie artificial sweetener (such as SPLENDA)
  • 2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon instant malted milk powder
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes


  • Place espresso, milk, sweetener, cocoa and malted milk powder in blender.
  • Add ice; cover.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses; serve immediately.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 243gCalories: 35.4kcalCarbohydrates: 6.2gProtein: 2.7gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 1.2mgSodium: 40.9mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 4.9g
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