What is an Aerocano and how do you make it at home?

Nitro cold brew

If you're craving something like a Nitro Cold Brew but cooler and a little milder, consider a Steamed Ice Cold Americano, also known as an Aerocano. This refreshing drink is easy to make with one or two shots of espresso, cold water and a few ice cubes. With a milk frother, a tall glass and an espresso machine, you're ready to get started!

What is an Aerocano and How to Make It at Home?

This article introduces our recipe for the Steamed Ice Cold Americano and explains how to make it at home.

What you need:

  • 1 or 2 shots of espresso

  • Cold water

  • Ice cubes

  • An espresso machine with a steam wand

  • A milk jug

  • A tall drinking glass

Preparation time: 5-10 minutes

Quantity: One drink (approximately 350 ml)

What is a Steamed Ice Cold Americano?

A Steamed Ice Cold Americano is a delicious coffee drink, perfect for ice coffee lovers. It is made with a shot of espresso, cold water and ice cubes, then steamed with an espresso machine's steam wand to create a creamy foam. The texture resembles that of Nitro Cold Brew coffee.

Here are four easy steps to make a Steamed Ice Cold Americano at home:

Step 1: Prepare the Espresso

Brew one or two shots of espresso with fresh, high-quality coffee beans for a rich crema layer.

Step 2: Fill the Milk Jug

Pre-cool the milk carafe and fill it with ice cubes, ice water and espresso.

Step 3: Start Steaming

Use the steam wand of the espresso machine to introduce air into the milk carafe and create a beautiful foam texture.

Step 4: Pour and Enjoy!

Pour the steamed espresso-water mixture over ice cubes in a tall drinking glass and serve immediately.

Feel free to experiment with additions such as dairy-free milk, cream or syrup to taste, but pay attention to the nutritional value of the additions.


With an espresso machine, every coffee lover can enjoy a refreshing Steamed Ice Cold Americano at home. Simply mix a few espresso shots with cold water and ice, steam the mixture and pour it over ice into a tall drinking glass. Enjoy this thick, creamy iced coffee any time of the day.