Nespresso Vertuo Recipes

Nespresso Vertuo Recipes – The 6 Best Nespresso Vertuo Recipes

Last updated on October 24th, 2023 at 15:15

If you are looking for the best Nespresso Vertuo recipes then you have without a doubt come to the right place. These 6 recipes are delicious and a great start to your day – one a day Monday to Friday as you get ready for the office and one to relax and enjoy on a Saturday afternoon.

Let’s not drag this intro out too long and get on with this article and get you making amazing delicious coffee with your Nespresso Vertuo machine.

The 6 Best Nespresso Vertuo Recipes

One of the top reasons behind capsule coffee machines be it a Nespresso or Keurig is the convenience of being able to make gourmet coffee quickly and save you a lot of money that you would otherwise spend in Starbucks or elsewhere on coffee.

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Nespresso Capsules

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#1. Choco Coco Latte Macchiato

This is one coffee that will have your taste buds leaving your body and floating away to coffee heaven.

Chocolate, coconut and bold coffee. It’s an absolute delight.

This chocolate coconut macchiato is one coffee that you will make time and time again, a perfect recipe for summer mornings and great start to your day.

Equipment Needed

The following equipment is what you will need to make this stunning coffee drink.

  • 1. 1x Altissio coffee capsule and 1x Apreggio capsule.
  • 2. A milk frother, an Aeroccino is perfect. The steam wand on your Nespresso is also good.
  • 3. A large mug.
  • 4. 3/4 cup of milk.
  • 5. 2x teaspoons of chocolate spread (bonus points for using Nutella).
  • 6. 2x teaspoons of coconut syrup.
  • 7. Some grated coconut for decoration.
Nespresso Latte
A Nespresso Latte

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The Method – How To Make This Amazing Chocolate Coconut Latte

Add your spreading chocolate spread to the large mug or glass. Seriously, extra brownie points here for using Nutella! Now add the coconut syrup and milk into your milk frother and froth your milk.

Pour your frothy milk when it is hot and ready to your large glass with your chocolate spread. Put your coffee capsules in to your Nespresso and brew them into your glass, one at a time.

When ready, decorate your brew with the grated coconut, and if you wish, sprinkle with coco powder.

Sit back, relax and enjoy coffee heaven.

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A Tasty Choco Coco Latte

#2. Nespresso Mocha Mint Latte

Minty coffee is very refreshing and rather tasty when done right. It is a great alternative to a regular latte. This is perhaps more of a winter and late autumn drink chocolate lovers as well as coffee lovers will enjoy this.

The Method – How To Make Nespresso Mocha Mint Latte

You will need the following ingredients to make this rather tasty coffee.

  • 1. 1x Altissio Capsules and 1x Capriccio Capsules.
  • 2. A large coffee mug.
  • 3. A milk frother, the steam wand on your Nespresso or an Aeroccino are perfect.
  • 4. 1 Tablespoon of dark chocolate sauce.
  • 5. 1/2 Ounce (15 grams) of mint syrup.
  • 6. Whipped cream.
  • 7. 1/4 cup of milk.
  • 8. Shaved dark chocolate.

The method. Pour the dark chocolate into your large coffee mug. Add the mint syrup. Mix the both together well. Make your milk and hot froth it and pour it into your coffee mug. Brew both of your coffee capsules. into your mug. Top up with whipped cream and dark shaved chocolate.

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A Great Well Made Nespresso

#3. Nespresso Double Caramel Macchiato Coffee

This amazing drink will have you breaking your Starbucks coffee routine. Any of the coffee shops that I go to have not yet been able to match. This is a real money saver – the cost of making this is about US$1 compared to US$5 at your local Starbucks.

The Method – How To Make Nespresso Double Caramel Macchiato Coffee

To make this you will need the following items and ingredients.

  • 1. 1x Diavolitto capsule and 1x Kazaar capsule.
  • 2. A large coffee mug.
  • 3. 2 teaspoons of caramel syrup.
  • 4. 3 ounces (90ml) of milk.
  • 5. Cinnamon.

The Method – How To Brew It!

Add the caramel to your coffee mug and then make your frothy milk. Add the hot frothy milk into your mug with the caramel syrup. Brew your coffee capsules. Add a dash of cinnamon and caramel to taste and enjoy.

#4. Nespresso Iced Coffee Recipe – Ice Chocolate Coffee

This is another one for chocolate lovers and coffee lovers alike. Use as big a coffee cup as you wish – remember to upsize your recipe. This is a real fabulous after lunch, day coffee to be enjoyed.

The Method – How To Make Nespresso Ice Chocolate Coffee

You will need the following ingredients to make this rather tasty coffee.

  • 1. 1x Diavolitto Nespresso capsule and 2x Kazaar Nespresso capsule
  • 2. 1 Large coffee mug.
  • 3. Milk frother.
  • 4. 2x Scoops of chocolate ice cream.
  • 5. 2x Tablespoons of macaroon syrup.
  • 6. A Tablespoon of crushed ice.
  • 7. 3/4 cup of milk.
  • 8. 2x ice cubes
  • 9. A cocktail shaker.

How To Brew It

Pour your milk into the frother, and froth your milk until it is rich and creamy and bubbly. While it is getting made in your Aeroccino, prepare your coffee mug with the macaroon syrup. Add your milk to the macroon syrup. Brew both your capsules into your milk and macroon mixture.

Add two ice cubes to your cocktail shaker. Add your coffee and milk mix. Give it a good, strong shake for 60 seconds. This technique is the Italian Shakerato technique.

This step is to cool down your coffee mix. Remove the ice cubes, add the two scoops of ice cream.

Shake your cocktail shaker well for a minute and strain into a large glass with crushed ice and enjoy.

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#5. Nespresso Gingerbread Coffee

An iconic winter taste is certainly gingerbread and almost Christmassy and can be enjoyed year round. This coffee is bright and tasty.

The Method – How To Make Nespresso Gingerbread Coffee

You will need the following items to make gingerbread coffee.

  • 1. 1X Elvazio capsule and 1 Cosi capsule.
  • 2. Saucepan
  • 3. Milk frother.
  • 4. Coffee mug.
  • 5. 1. Teaspoon of maple syrup.
  • 6. 1/2 slice of gingerbread or gingerbread schnaps)
  • 7. Milk.

Pour the majority of your milk into your saucepan. Boil the milk lightly for a minute or two. Add your maple syrup into the milk and crumble your gingerbread into your milk and mix well. Pour your milk into your milk frother and froth.

Brew your two coffee capsules and add your frothy milk to it. Enjoy your coffee.

 #6. Nespresso Vanilla Latte

Strictly and traditionally speaking, a vanilla latte is a combination of vanilla syrup, a shot of espresso and milk.

Here is how to make it step by step.

  • 1. Brew a Nespresso Espresso pod in your machine.
  • 2. Add a little raw cane sugar.
  • 3. Pour warm milk into your mug.
  • 4. Make frothy milk and add it to your mug of coffee.

Note: The vertuo vanilla custard pie works amazingly well with this recipe as it is fully of vanilla flavor. If you so wish, you can add a touch of vanilla flavoring or syrup.

Frequently Asked Questions About Nespresso Vertuo Recipes

What Can The Nespresso Vertuo Make?

A Nespresso vertuo can make all kinds of coffee drinks, including shots of espresso and espresso-based milk drinks. Currently, there are 40+ capsules to try out. You can get inventive and creative with your Nespresso Vertuo as I have demonstrated in the 6 recipes above, and make any coffee that you really want.

Can You Use Milk in Nespresso Vertuo?


you can use cold milk or hot milk to all the Nespresso Vertuo capsules. It is much more enjoyable if you use a milk frother. I strongly advise against using milk in your machine. The heating element will burn your milk, and it will be difficult to clean and may even spoil it.

How Many Times Can You Use a Nespresso Vertuo Pod?

You can only use a Nespresso Vertuo coffee capsule to make one coffee. They are designed for single use. If you try to squeeze an extra cup out of it you will get a weak and watery coffee.

Can I Make Regular Coffee In My Nespresso Vertuo?

Yes, you can use regular coffee in your Nespresso vertuo. There are some great reusable coffee pods for both Original and vertuo machines. You can use regular coffee, premium coffee, single origin coffee that you so wish.

What Coffee Can Nespresso Vertuo Make?

You can make an espresso, doppio, lungo, mug and alto with your Nespresso Vertuo machine.

Can I Use Other Coffee Pods In My Nespresso Vertuo?

No, there is no other alternative or compatible capsule for this machine. If you own a Nespresso Vertuo, you must use the Vertuo capsules. The only other coffee pods that you can use are resuable pods that are designed for a Vertuo.

Can I Use My Own Coffee In A Vertuo?

Yes, the only way of achieving this goal of using your own coffee in a Vertuo is by using reusable coffee pods.

Can I Use Starbucks Pods In Nespresso Vertuo?

Yes, Starbucks has a range of pods that can be used in a Nespresso Vertuo.

Frappé-Ing It All Up – Nespresso Vertuo Recipes

In this article you have a list of the 6 best Nespresso vertuo recipes. For me, hands down, the most delicious is the first one, the chocolate coconut latte. It is simply delightful, and an absolute must-try!

Which ones did you try? Which did you like the most? Do you have any “secret” recipes that you want to share with our cool coffee community? Join our cool coffee community and let us know! Find us on Facebook/Meta.

Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or, mentioning your name and location

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