DIY Aerocano Recipe

Are you looking for a coffee that will satisfy your Nitro Cold Brew craving? You may not realize yet the love of the Aerocano. This drink is also known as a Steamed Iced Americano… seems odd? It’s made popular by a reddit post and is becoming the internet’s favourite iced coffee drink of 2022.

Aerocano, a cold americano with milk foam

The Aerocano has become super popular due to how easy it is to make. All you need is a home espresso machine and you’re set to build this drink. Keep reading to learn how to make your own at home!

Prep Time: <1 min

Cook Time: 12 sec (literally!)

Total Time: 1 min, 12 sec

Skill Level: Super Easy

Servings: One 12 ounce serving



  • 2 oz. Espresso
  • Ice
  • 5 oz. Cold water


  1. Add water and ice to your steaming pitcher.
pouring into a pitcher of ice and water

2. Pull two shots of espresso from your espresso machine.

espresso machine pulling two shots

3. Add espresso shots to your ice and water in the steaming pitcher.

pouring two espresso shots into a pitcher of ice water

4. Aerate the espresso, water, and ice with the steam wand of your espresso machine for 12 seconds.

Steaming wand of an espresso machine frothing in milk pitcher

5. Pour the Aerocano over more ice. 

pouring an aerocano into a glass

6. Enjoy and chill out on a warm deck in the sunshine!

Don’t despair if you don’t have an espresso machine to make an Aerocano. You can easily recreate this drink with an Aeropress and a Bodum Milk Frother. Give it a try!

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