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Vegan-Friendly Recipe: Maple & Macadamia Nut Iced Cappuccino

by Jahasia Cooper Updated: July 23, 2019 | First Published: July 12, 2019 3 min read

Photo of milk foam pouring into iced coffee.Who said our vegan and vegetarian coffee-lovers can’t have fun with espresso this summer? We did not forget about you all, that’s why we’re giving you this delicious Maple & Macadamia Nut Iced Cappuccino recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you cooled off this summer. We used our 969.Coffee Elba 3 Espresso Machine for this recipe. If you value a machine that has a modern aesthetic balanced with some natural elements, the Elba 3 machine has tons of character that cater to your personal style. It has a natural and wood-grained design balanced with stainless steel housing. On top of the aesthetic, I was taken aback by the incredible steam power of the Elba 3. It has the ability to brew two espresso-based drinks using the double-spout portafilter and it can steam milk at the same time. Here’s how we whipped up this delicious and vegan-friendly Maple & Macadamia Nut Iced Cappuccino using the 969.9Coffee Elba 3.

What You’ll Need:

  • Maple Syrup
  • Macadamia Nut Syrup
  • Elba 3 (or Elba 1) Espresso Machine
  • Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Espresso - we loved using this bold espresso for this recipe because it cuts right through the milk and delivers the richest and creamiest cappuccino. Feel free to use your favorite coffee!
  • Macadamia Milk - check out our blog on the best whole milk alternatives for making lattes and cappuccinos!


  1. Start by filling your pitcher a third of the way with the macadamia milk
  2. Put the tip of the steam wand on the Elba 3 right below the surface of the milk and begin steaming the milk. As you continue to steam the milk, move the pitcher upward covering the air intake hole on the wand.
  3. While your milk is steaming, you can brew a double shot of espresso which is an awesome aspect on the Elba 3 so there’s no wait time.
  4. Fill your cup halfway with ice
  5. Add 1 pump of your maple and macadamia syrup and top that off with your espresso
  6. Give it a good mix before slowly pouring the milk over top of the espresso
  7. Add the leftover foam on top of the drink
  8. Lightly drizzle maple syrup on top of your iced cappuccino and you’re all set!

We hope you try out this yummy recipe and share it with your fellow coffee and espresso-loving friends!

Did You Know?

Elba Island, Italy, harbor.The Elba machines get their name from a small island in the Tyrrhenian sea close to Livorno, Italy, famous to have imprisoned the French Emperor Napoleon at the beginning of the 19th century. 969.Coffee not only provides its customers with high-quality espresso machines but also share their story of Italian history and make the customers feel part of the family. With two production plants in Milan and in Venice, you’ll definitely get a feel of authentic Italian culture with 969.Coffee’s espresso machines.

The Elba 1 and Elba 3 machines are great semi-automatic machines whether or not you’re making delicious vegan-friendly recipes. One of the many defining features of the Elba 1 is the heat exchange boiler—you’ll get a large 1.5-liter boiler, a large capacity for a small machine. Speaking of, the Elbas are only 9.25 inches wide, so you can be sure they'll fit anywhere in your home. You’ll also find that the Elba 1 is equipped with a convenient, fully detachable magnetic drip tray which makes it incredibly easy to remove and clean. The integrated safety protocols, such as an anti-flood feature and a feature that won’t allow the pump to run when there isn’t any water in the reservoir, keep the Elbas easy and safe to use for newer users. If there’s any machine for an espresso lover out there who are looking for a charming and down-to-earth Italian-made machine that’s compact, durable and gives the control to produce quality espresso that matches your flavor preference, the Elba machines just might be your perfect fit.

Jahasia Cooper
Jahasia Cooper

Jahasia is the newest Copywriter at Whole Latte Love. She has previous experience working as a Barista and on the management team at a coffee shop and is happy to share everything she knows and loves about the world of coffee and espresso. While she's not writing awesome content for Whole Latte Love, you can find her sipping on her daily cup of joe and daydreaming about becoming an empowered female Gazorpian.