ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Healthy Iced Cappuccino Recipes

Updated on June 19, 2010

I have a major addiction to a substance that has been at various times been classified as good for you or as one the worst thing you can do to your body. My major addiction is to drinking coffee, coffee in all forms; brewed coffee, instant coffee, specialty coffee and iced coffee. My favorite is definitely the specialty coffee drinks such as latte and cappuccino. However, those specialty coffees can be loaded with calories and fat.  

During the summer months I do not always want to be drinking a hot cappuccino, especially when the outside temperature is approaching 30 degrees Celsius. That is when I usually choose an iced coffee drink, and that is usually an iced cappuccino.  Like the other specialty drinks, iced coffee is often very high in calories due to added sugars and creams.  These drinks can also be as expensive as $4 or $5, which certainly adds up if you have one every day. There are alternatives though. There are many recipes available for making your own home-made iced coffee drinks that are low in fat.


What is Cappuccino?

Cappuccino was developed in Milan, Italy after the invention of the first espresso machine in 1901. It is a drink consisting of espresso coffee, hot milk, and a steamed-milk foam topping. Traditionally it was always served in a porcelain cup; the steamed-milk foam acted as an insulator for keeping the coffee warm longer.

Iced Cappuccino

Cappuccino Freddo is the Italian name for iced cappuccino. Of course, in iced cappuccino the steamed-milk is left off. It is the perfect drink for a hot summer day.

Iced Cappuccino Recipes

I found these great recipes in the book I love coffee: over 100 easy and delicious coffee drinks by Susan Zimmer published in 2006.

Coffee ice cubes:

Half-fill an ice-cube tray with brewed espresso coffee and freeze

Top the frozen coffee cubes with half and half cream or evaporated coffee and return to the freezer until frozen.

Remove from the ice-cube tray and store in a freezer bag for up to 10 days.

Iced Soya-ccino

8 oz of soy milk

4 coffee ice cubes

Add ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Pour into a tall glass.

Top with shredded chocolate or cinnamon depending on taste.

Cappuccino shake

12 oz of fat-free cappuccino yogurt

1 cup fat-free milk

2 cups low-fat mocha or coffee ice cream

Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, pour into a chilled tall glass.

Top with shredded chocolate or cinnamon, depending on taste.


I hope these two recipes will be helpful. Both recipes are easily adaptable to personal taste and very easy to make. If you don't have a blender a hand-mixer will work just as well.


Submit a Comment

  • GwennyOh profile image


    5 years ago

    Lovely. I love iced coffee. Homemade is a great idea, and thanks for the recipe share.

    Where I live only the Starbucks bottled iced coffee is available. To me it tastes funny - okay not funny, but you know what I mean!

  • MelissaBarrett profile image

    Melissa Barrett 

    7 years ago

    I ran across this hub a few weeks ago, copied the recipe for the shake to my file but never used it until this morning. It is amazing (although all we had was almond milk so I used a cup of chilled coffee with fake creamer) Thanks for sharing it. I'm always looking for new ways to get more coffee into my blood stream.

  • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

    Susan Hazelton 

    8 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Coffe is the one thing I can's give up. Your cappuccino shake recipe is a must for me to try. Thanks

  • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

    Zsuzsy Bee 

    8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

    Healthy and cappuccino in the same sentence??? OH..., I'm so there. This recipe is for me and only me, so hands off everyone. (just kidding)

    Susan thanks for sharing. I'm off to the kitchen to make some right now. There are 22 people camped out in my yard (annual Canada day weekend celebration)so I'm ready for a calm-me-but-pep-me-up treat. I even happen to have soy milk in the fridge (bought it for a lactose intolerant guest, she will have to learn how to share)

    absolutely fabulous hub

    hope you're well

    kindest regards Zsuzsy

  • Research Analyst profile image

    Research Analyst 

    8 years ago

    This is so nice and looks refreshing. Thanks for the recipe.

  • 2besure profile image

    Pamela Lipscomb 

    8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

    There are a lot of extra calories is special coffees. Before your know it the pounds start piling on. It is good to know there are ways to cut the calories.

  • K9keystrokes profile image

    India Arnold 

    8 years ago from Northern, California

    Coffee ice cubes, brilliant! With the season turning to the warmer side of things anything caffinated and cold fits the bill. Great stuff, bookmarked for sure.

  • Ann Lee profile image

    Ann Lee 

    8 years ago

    I love coffee too. Can't drink as much of it as I used to though, or it upsets my stomach. Good article.

  • judydianne profile image


    8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

    I love the idea of freezing 1/2 coffee and 1/2 cream into ice cubes. Clever idea!

  • profile image


    8 years ago

    Oh wow! We have the same addiction! Love coffee and I'm just about to prepare a cold sort of cappuccino! Love it definitely and will surely give a try to your recipes (saved on my computer).

  • mysterylady 89 profile image

    mysterylady 89 

    8 years ago from Florida

    I am going to bookmark this. I, too, love coffee. Recently I have become addicted to Iced Coffee Mocha Latte.

  • Cari Jean profile image

    Cari Jean 

    8 years ago from Bismarck, ND

    I'm with you - I love cold coffee drinks when the weather is warmer - the ones you have here sound delicious. Love the coffee ice cubes!

  • profile image

    Nancy's Niche 

    8 years ago

    Excellent recipe and video "how to" for my favorite coffee drink---the Cappuccino; it almost sounds like an Italian dance! :o)

  • profile image


    8 years ago

    30 degrees celsius? What wooses you Canadians are. Try 105 degrees fahrenheit here and constantly hydrating to keep from suffering heat stroke. Joking! But not about the heat. The recipes sound delicious. Also, try blended frozen fruit (and a bit of sugaless Jello for flvor )instead of ice in your smoothie mixes. Not being a coffee drinker, I guess no frozen fruit in them. Thanks for cooling us off.

  • PrettyPanther profile image


    8 years ago from Oregon

    I am also a coffee fanatic, but I rarely indulge in the specialty drinks. My teenagers, however, have recently discovered the blender for making fruit smoothies and have been speculating about making blended coffee drinks. I've bookmarked this so they can try it. We never would have thought of freezing coffee cubes on our own!

  • drbj profile image

    drbj and sherry 

    8 years ago from south Florida

    Cheers for the coffee ice cubes - wonderful idea. Thanks.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)