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13 Nespresso recipes that should step up your coffee game

A few months back, I’d find myself enjoying a cup of coffee in a café nearby. However, I realized that these expensive caffeinated beverages cost me bucks and that’s a big disadvantage on my part. 

So I took a venture to learn how to make coffee shop-style drinks at home. My first try wasn’t easy but with the magic of the Nespresso machine and a little bit of practice, I turned my regular coffee into something creative. YAY!

If you’re new to the Nespresso machine, it’s a plug and play device that allows you to brew espresso and coffee from coffee pods or capsules. It’s a coffee lover’s dream!

Fed up with your plain coffee or want to avoid hurting your pocket from expensive drinks at the coffee shop? Then this might be the time to unleash your inner barista at home! 

From chocolate hazelnut latte right down to Nespresso barista coffee, here’s the compilation of some of my favorite Nespresso recipes online that are super creative and worth-sipping!

1. Chocolate hazelnut latte

Nothing can beat the luxury of sipping a chocolate hazelnut latte filled with Nespresso lungo! Every sip is creamy and cozy, making this drink a perfect solution for cold weather. 

If you want your latte sweeter, it’s better to add more chocolate hazelnut spread. 

Quick tip: Don’t skip the whipped cream as this ingredient adds that extra creaminess and coziness to the drink. 

Find full details of the recipe here.

2. Peppermint marshmallow latte

Imagine curling up on the couch with your favorite movie and a glass of latte filled with Nespresso coffee, marshmallow creamer, whipped cream, and candy canes? Transportive doesn’t even begin to describe it!

Well, imagine no more and create this peppermint marshmallow latte at home! 

Perfect for holidays and cold days, this latte recipe is sweet and creamy enough to convince you for more cups!

Here’s the recipe.

3. Iced salted caramel latte

Nespresso coffee isn’t just for cold days, it’s a perfect drink for summer too! 

This Nespresso-based latte is filled with Hawaiian coconut syrup, milk, caramel candy, and ice cubes. The result? A sweet and refreshing drink that’s full of temptations!

Learn how to make this latte here

4. Brown sugar cinnamon cortado

You don’t need to visit a fancy coffee shop just to experience the top-notch taste of brown sugar cinnamon cortado. It’s possible to make them at home!

This coffee recipe has few ingredients and only takes less than five minutes to make. It’s packed with dark chocolate syrup, peppermint syrup, steamed milk, Nespresso double espresso, and whipped cream or chocolate shavings as toppings. 

Get the recipe here.

5. Honey lavender iced latte

This latte isn’t just your regular iced latte. Why? It’s packed with sweetness and creaminess! 

The recipe features essential ingredients that provide its sweet and creamy flavor. These include honey, coconut milk, Nespresso volluto capsules, and dried lavender as toppings. 

This honey lavender latte is another coffee candidate idea for summer sipping too!

Here’s the recipe

6. Pumpkin spice latte

This Nespresso-based latte recipe is quite ideal for pumpkin lovers out there!

It features a sweet and creamy flavor coming from agave nectar, coconut milk, pumpkin puree, Nespresso diavolitto, and vanilla

Here’s the recipe.

7. Nespresso double espresso chocotini

Your morning will never be boring again with a cup of this Nespresso double espresso chocotini. 

The recipe is inspired by a classic flavor combo of citrus and chocolate. It may sound fancy and complicated, but don’t get intimidated as this coffee recipe comes together in a flash. 

The star of the recipe isn’t the Nespresso volluto pods, but the simple syrup that consists of granulated sugar, orange, and water. 

Check out the recipe.

8. Nutella macchiato

What happens when you combine Nutella spread, Nespresso espresso, and milk? Heavenly!

Obviously, the highlight of this coffee is the Nutella, a popular hazelnut spread. It’s pretty amazing how it goes well with the espresso. 

Aside from the only three ingredients, this recipe doesn’t require you any fancy equipment so it’s possible to make with ease. 

Get the full details of this recipe.

9. Coffee hot chocolate

Whether it’s rain or snow, there’s nothing cozier and relaxing with a blanket and a cup of coffee hot chocolate. 

This coffee features a balanced sweetness which is the perfect complement to any dessert. It’s packed with comforting flavors of chocolate, Nespresso coffee, cinnamon, and star anise. 

Other ingredients like coconut sugar, nut milk, and vanilla beans enhance the coffee’s sweetness and overall flavor. 

Check out the recipe here.

10. Nespresso iced coffee

If you’re looking for a drink that should keep you cool all summer long, look no further than iced coffee. 

The recipe combines Nespresso decaf coffee, milk, ice cubes, and sweetener. It’s so creamy and luscious!

The process of creating this coffee is as straightforward as the ingredients. All you need is to brew the Nespresso coffee, pour it into the barista maker, add the other ingredients, then let the machine create the drink for you!

Quick note: This recipe requires a Nespresso machine and barista coffee and milk maker.  

Find full details of the recipe here.

11. Bitter spritz mocktail

If you’re not into coffee, then prepare, as you might become a big fan of it when you try this bitter spritz mocktail. It’s so refreshing and addicting!

To achieve this delicious drink, you need a few key ingredients such as Nespresso coffee, ice cubes, orange, and rosemary. This iced coffee won’t be complete without a Nespresso device.

Here’s the recipe.

12. Iced nitro

If you’re a Nespresso fan, then you’re bound to love this next iced coffee candidate, the iced nitro!

Every sip is full of creaminess and yumminess. And it’s pretty easy to put together. You just need a Nespresso coffee (espresso capsule), ice cubes, white sugar, and water. Easy!

Your iced nitro will be more enjoyable when you add chocolate shavings on top of it. Yum!

Here’s the recipe.

13. Nespresso vertuoline

Everything about this Nespresso vertuoline is elegant. It features turbinado, orange, cinnamon, spiced rum, and Nespresso coffee. 

A cup of this dessert-inspired drink is good as its own but pairing them with chocolates, cheesecake, and other goodies can lead to a more enjoyable coffee sipping experience. 

Check out the recipe here.

The bottom line

I could not live without my Nespresso. It’s amazing how this device can make a coffee with ease. 

Whether it’s cold or iced, everything is possible with the magic of a Nespresso machine. Plus, it’s a perfect tool for caffeine lovers like me who want to save bucks from those super expensive drinks at the coffee shop.  

If you haven’t owned one, then this might be your sign! 

Nespresso recipes

Nespresso recipes

This is a compilation of some of my favorite Nespresso recipes online that are super creative and worth-sipping!


  • Chocolate hazelnut latte
  • Peppermint marshmallow latte
  • Iced salted caramel latte
  • Brown sugar cinnamon cortado
  • Honey lavender iced latte
  • Pumpkin spice latte
  • Nespresso double espresso chocotini
  • Nutella macchiato
  • Coffee hot chocolate
  • Nespresso iced coffee
  • Bitter spritz mocktail
  • Iced nitro
  • Nespresso vertuoline


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