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Iced Cappuccino

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Whenever you’d hear of cappuccino, you’re likely to pronounce it, Cappuccini (heavy Italian accent). It’s only natural given that the cappuccino is known to be originated in Italy in the 17th century and is still popular worldwide. As if a steamy hot cup of cappuccino wasn’t decadent enough, we got our hands on the Iced Cappuccino.

Now don’t get a cappuccino confused with a latte. Although they might look the same, a cappuccino has equal parts of espresso, milk, and foam.  Today we’re going to explore the Iced Cappuccino and with simple steps to follow, we’ll demonstrate how you can make this beverage from the comfort of your home.

What is an Iced Cappuccino?

Similar to the iced latte, an iced cappuccino is an espresso-based drink with a generous quantity of milk and fluffy froth to top off the drink. Available in almost every coffee shop, this drink is a trending item on the menu.

This icy version of the cappuccino is a perfect combination of espresso, milk, and froth, with added ice. In your hot or cold Cappuccino, one can even enjoy vanilla or caramel flavors with it.

How Does Iced Cappuccino Taste?

A plain Iced Cappuccino tastes sweet, creamy, and cool with a lasting taste of coffee. To sweeten your drink further, you can enjoy it with additional vanilla or caramel flavor which is cherry on top.

Make Iced Cappuccino (Step-By-Step)

There is no going back once you get your hands on an iced cappuccino. You’ll soon find yourself spending a bucket-load on these drinks if you don’t act smartly. We’ve got an easy recipe to show you how to make iced cappuccino at home with easily available ingredients.

We were so surprised with the results that we couldn’t tell which one we’d want more: a Starbucks Iced Cappuccino or a homemade one.

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Ingredients

  • Dark roasted espresso powder
  • 8 ounces milk
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Vanilla syrup (optional)

Equipment Needed

  • Espresso machine
  • Milk frother
  • Saucepan
  • Mason jar or Long glass serving

Instructions

  • Brew double shots of espresso using your espresso machine. Allow the coffee to cool.
  • In a saucepan, heat milk and add the vanilla syrup. Stir continuously.
  • After the milk comes to a boil, remove it from the stove and separate 4 ounces of milk. Refrigerate this milk.
  • Now in a mason jar or a long glass, add the ice cubes.
  • Pour the espresso and the remaining milk into the jar. Give it a good stir.
  • Run the separated cold milk through a milk frother until it is light and fluffy. This will take about 7-8 minutes.
  • Scoop the froth and add it to your iced cappuccino.

Voila! Enjoy your iced cappuccino.

Make Blended Iced Cappuccino (Extra Recipe)

An iced cappuccino has a lot of variations. We’ll be sharing one of our personal favorites with you today. You’d need the following ingredients.

  • Espresso powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Maple syrup
  • Milk of your choice

To try this version of the recipe, you’ll need a blender and an espresso machine.

  • Brew double shots of espresso. Allow it to cool
  • In a blender add the espresso, 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder, ⅓ cup milk, and maple syrup to taste. Blend the mixture for a few seconds.
  • Then add ice cubes to the blender. Run the blender again for 15-20 seconds.
  • Add blended ice to a serving glass.
  • Pour the frothed cappuccino into your serving glass and the drink is ready!

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Questions People Ask

1. How much Caffeine is in an Iced cappuccino?

At Starbucks, a grande serving of iced cappuccino contains approximately 150 milligrams of caffeine. This means that a single ounce of iced cappuccino offers 9.38 milligrams of caffeine.

2. How many calories does an iced cappuccino have?

A tall cup size containing 12 oz of iced cappuccino has 45 calories.

3. How long does an iced cappuccino Last?

To enjoy an iced cappuccino, it is highly recommended to consume it immediately after its preparation or within 48 hours when refrigerated.

4. Can I order an Iced cappuccino at Starbucks?

When ordering an iced cappuccino, you need to make sure you reconfirm with the barista that you don’t want an iced latte. Instead, you can order any cup size for the iced cappuccino, making sure to ask the barista to add a cold foam.

Make Iced Cappuccino: Conclusion

This quick and easy recipe for a sweet yet caffeinated drink is trending as one of our favorites. The Iced Cappuccino recipe can offer you a similar taste as that of Starbucks from the comfort of your home.

This way every time you have family or friends over, you can whip up iced cappuccinos like a professional barista.

If this Iced Cappuccino inspires you, try our iced mocha recipe too.

Iced Cappuccino

An iced cappuccino is a caffeinated beverage with a large amount of milk and frothy foam on top with added ice for a soothing experience in hot summers.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: beverage, Cappuccino, espresso drinks, Iced Cappuccino, recipes, summer drink
Servings: 1
Calories: 45kcal

Equipment

  • Espresso Machine
  • Milk Frother
  • Saucepan
  • Mason jar or Long glass serving

Ingredients

  • Dark roasted espresso powder
  • 8 ounces Milk
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Vanilla syrup (optional)

Instructions

  • Brew double shots of espresso using your espresso machine. Allow the coffee to cool.
  • In a saucepan, heat milk and add the vanilla syrup. Stir continuously.
  • After the milk comes to a boil, remove it from the stove and separate 4 ounces of milk. Refrigerate this milk.
  • Now in a mason jar or a long glass, add the ice cubes.
  • Pour the espresso and the remaining milk into the jar. Give it a good stir.
  • Run the separated cold milk through a milk frother until it is light and fluffy. This will take about 7-8 minutes.
  • Scoop the froth and add it to your iced cappuccino.

Notes

  • You can also pull an espresso shot with a Nespresso or a French Press.

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Camila Coleman

A blogger and coffee Nomad, who loves to explore new coffee recipes and enjoy content writing. I like to share my experience and what I have learned through my blogs, social media, and forums.

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