Three unique iced coffee recipes to get you through the hot summer days

For many people, coffee is something of a spiritual experience. From the roast of the beans to the choice of milk, a well-crafted cup of java has become a linchpin of day-to-day life.

Whether you're a flat white fan, a latte lover or an Americano addict, there's a brew out there for everyone - but for one demographic, the hype is no longer around the hot stuff. 

According to a study by the Allegra World Coffee Portal Research and Analysis, young coffee connoisseurs are all about the iced beverage, with 37 percent of people aged under 30 consuming iced coffee more than once a week. The data also revealed that more and more Starbucks-toting tastemakers are opting for experimental concoctions, sparking a trend toward exotic flavours.

So with the hot summer sun beating down, now is the perfect time to whip up a fun and flavourful iced beverage for your next caffeine hit - and no, you don't have to be under 30 to do so. Nespresso has shared three easy-to-make iced coffee recipes ideal for either an at-home pick-me-up, an on-the-go refresh or a catch-up with a mate. 

Alternatively, Caffesso offers Nespresso-compatible capsules at a cheaper price point, while local favourite Allpress Espresso also sells suitable pods. Supermarkets also stock a range of capsules, from Nescafe to Starbucks, to fit every machine.

To enjoy at home:

Coconut flavour over ice

Easy - 5 minutes

Upgrade your iced coffee at home with hints of coconut and vanilla. 


  • 1 capsule of Nespresso Coconut Flavour over Ice, extracted as 40ml espresso
  • 90g ice (3 ice cubes)
  • 90ml milk of your choice or chilled water


Add the ice into a clear coffee glass. Extract one capsule of Nespresso Coconut Flavour over Ice directly into the glass and top with your choice of milk or chilled water. Stir to combine.

Iced coffee against aesthetic pink background
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To enjoy on-the-go:

Iced coconut Tiki long black

Easy - 5 minutes

Enjoy a refreshing beverage out-and-about with this flavourful black coffee, perfect to take in an insulated flask or reusable water bottle.


  • 1 capsule of Nespresso Freddo Delicato, extracted as 40ml espresso
  • 90g ice (or 3 ice cubes)
  • 90ml chilled coconut water
  • 10ml Monin Tiki Blend Syrup
  • 2 slices of lime


Add the ice into a clear glass, or a clear bottle if you’re on-the-go. Add the coconut water and extract one Nespresso Freddo Delicato into your glass or bottle. Add the Tiki Syrup, stir and garnish with two slices of lime.

Iced coffee in takeaway flasks
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To share:

Nespresso Martini for two

Medium - 8 Minutes

Double the fun with a tropical twist.


  • 2 capsules of Nespresso Freddo Intenso, extracted as 40ml espresso each (or use one capsule between two people)
  • 60ml coffee liqueur
  • 120ml vodka
  • 20ml sugar cane syrup or maple syrup
  • 240g ice (or 8 ice cubes)
  • 1 tbsp toasted coconut flakes


Add the ice into a cocktail shaker and add the coffee liqueur, vodka and syrup. Extract one capsule of Nespresso Freddo Intenso directly into the shaker, put the lid on and shake for 20 to 30 seconds or until ice forms on the outside of the shaker. Strain between two martini glasses and garnish with toasted coconut flakes.

Coffee cocktails next to a shaker
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