The 11 Best Ninja Coffee Bar Recipes You Need to Try

Ah, coffee. That magical elixir that transforms us from sleep-deprived zombies into functioning members of society.

If you’re anything like me, your day doesn’t truly start until you’ve had your first cup. And not just any coffee will do. We’re talking about specialty coffee, the kind that makes your taste buds do a happy dance, and your brain sigh in relief. 

Enter the Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker, the superhero of home coffee machines. This isn’t your average, run-of-the-mill coffee maker, oh no. This is the Batman of coffee makers, the Wonder Woman of brewing, the… well, you get the idea. It’s pretty special. 

I remember the day I brought my Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker home. It was raining, and I was feeling the need to be adventurous. I’d heard tales of this legendary machine, whispers of its extraordinary capabilities. Could it really live up to the hype? Spoiler alert: it did, and then some. 

The Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker isn’t just a coffee maker; it’s a gateway to a world of coffee possibilities. With its unique features, it’s like having your very own barista right in your kitchen. And the best part? You don’t even have to tip! 

But what good is a superhero without a mission? That’s where specialty coffee recipes come in.

These aren’t your standard “add creamer to your coffee” kind of recipes. These Ninja Coffee Bar recipes will take your coffee game to the next level. 

Recipes that will make your friends’ ooh’ and ‘aah’ in admiration. 

Recipes that might even make your mother-in-law like you (no promises on that one, though).

So, let’s embark on a caffeinated journey of epic proportions. By the end of this, you’ll be a Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker whizz, impressing everyone with your coffee-making prowess. And who knows, you might even start looking forward to those early mornings. After all, with a Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker, every day is a good day for great coffee.

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Importance of Specialty Coffee Recipes for Ninja Coffee Maker

Now, you might be thinking, “Why do I need specialty coffee recipes? Can’t I just press a button and get my coffee?” Well, you could do that. But that’s like buying a Ferrari and only driving it to the grocery store. Sure, it gets the job done, but are you really making the most of what you’ve got? 

The Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker is more than a basic coffee maker. It’s a canvas for your caffeinated creativity, a stage for your brewing brilliance. And specialty coffee recipes are the script that guides your performance. 

I remember the first time I tried a specialty coffee recipe with my Ninja. I decided to try my hand at a French Vanilla Iced Coffee. The result? A coffee that was so good, I swear I heard angels singing. 

Specialty coffee recipes allow you to explore the full range of what your Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker can do. They introduce you to new flavors, new techniques, and new ways to enjoy your favorite beverage. They turn your morning coffee routine into an exciting culinary adventure

And the best part? With the Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker, these recipes are easy to follow. You don’t need to be a professional barista to make a delicious Iced Caramel Macchiato or a Pumpkin Spice Latte. All you need is a little bit of time, a dash of enthusiasm, and of course, your trusty Ninja. 

Ready to start your specialty coffee journey?

Ninja Coffee Bar Recipes

1. French Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe

Ah, the French Vanilla Iced Coffee. This is the recipe that made me fall head over heels for my Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker. It’s like a little piece of Paris in your kitchen. And the best part? It’s so easy to make you’ll be sipping on café-quality iced coffee in no time.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 Ninja Single-Serve Scoops (or 3 tablespoons) of ground coffee
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 2 tablespoons of Amoretti® French vanilla syrup
  • 1/4 cup of half and half

And here’s how you do it:

  1. Place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
  2. Place the ice, vanilla syrup, and half and half into a large glass cup; set the cup in place to brew.
  3. Select the Cup size (I always go large).
  4. Press the Over Ice Brew button.
  5. When the brew is complete, stir to combine.
  6. Sip and savor!

Voila! You’ve just made a French Vanilla Iced Coffee that would make any barista green with envy. And you didn’t even have to leave your kitchen.

If you want a milder coffee, you can use 2 Ninja Single-Serve Scoops instead of 3. But if you’re anything like me, you’ll want all the caffeine you can get. After all, we’ve got a lot more recipes to try!

2. Iced Caramel Macchiato Recipe

If you’re a fan of Starbucks’ Iced Caramel Macchiato, you’re in for a treat. With the Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker, you can recreate this coffeehouse favorite right in your own kitchen. And let me tell you, there’s nothing quite like sipping on a homemade Iced Caramel Macchiato in your pajamas.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3-4 scoops of your favorite freshly ground coffee
  • 3/4 cup of milk or milk substitute
  • 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla syrup
  • Ice
  • Whipped topping (optional but recommended)

And here’s how you do it:

  1. Add 3-4 scoops of ground coffee right into the brew basket.
  2. Add a tablespoon of vanilla syrup and a tablespoon of caramel sauce into your cup.
  3. Fill the cup with ice.
  4. Set your cup on the single-cup platform and select 8 ounces of coffee.
  5. Press the Over Ice Brew button and wait for the coffee to dispense.
  6. Pour your cold milk directly over your iced coffee.

For an extra indulgent flavor, top it off with a dollop of whipped cream and drizzle some caramel sauce over the top. Want to truly elevate your drink? Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the top. The salty, sweet goodness will make your macchiato mind-blowing.

3. Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

There’s something about a Pumpkin Spice Latte that just screams FALL. It’s like a cozy sweater in a cup. A liquid hug that warms you from the inside out. And with the Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker, you can bring that cozy coffee shop vibe right into your own kitchen.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of strong coffee or espresso
  • Whipped cream and extra pumpkin pie spice for topping

And here’s how you do it:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, and a little milk, over medium heat.
  2. Stir the mixture until it’s all well combined.
  3. Add the rest of the milk and the vanilla extract, and heat until it’s hot but not boiling.
  4. While your milk mixture is heating, brew a strong or specialty-strength coffee with your Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker.
  5. Combine the pumpkin mixture and coffee in a mug.
  6. Top it off with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.
  7. Grab your blanket and snuggle up on the couch with your delicious fall brew.

And there you have it, a homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte that’s every bit as delicious as the coffeehouse version.

4. White Chocolate Mocha Recipe

If you’re a Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha fan like I am, you’ll love this. Experience the convenience of bringing your favorite coffeehouse indulgence into the heart of your own kitchen with the Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of white chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces of strong coffee
  • Whipped cream

And here’s how you do it:

  1. Combine the white chocolate chips and milk in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. To achieve a smooth consistency, heat the mixture in the microwave at one-minute intervals, stirring in between, until it becomes smooth.
  3. Pour the white chocolate mixture into your coffee mug and mix.
  4. Add whipped cream on top and enjoy!

With your delicious White Chocolate Mocha, you can enjoy the sweet and creamy flavor of real white chocolate combined with the rich taste of coffee. Whether you’re in your pajamas or out on a walk, this luxurious hot beverage will make for an enjoyable experience.

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5. Perfect Iced Coffee Recipe

Ah, iced coffee. It’s the perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day, and with the Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker, you can whip up a batch in no time. So, let’s get to it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Freshly ground coffee beans of your choosing
  • Burr Grinder
  • Kitchen scale
  • Ice

And here’s how you do it:

  1. Fill the water tank in your Ninja Coffee bar up to the indicated water line (use filtered water if possible).
  2. Now, fill the carafe with ice.
  3. Place the steeping basket on top of the pitcher and insert a fresh coffee filter.
  4. To make 2 quarts of iced coffee, measure 210 grams of whole beans or 14 tablespoons of ground coffee to coffee filter basket with the filter. If you’re grinding the beans yourself (you are grinding the beans yourself, right?), use a medium coarse grind.
  5. Make sure the machine is set to brew a full carafe.
  6. Press the Iced Coffee button and wait patiently while it brews.
  7. Add ice to a glass, and pour in your fresh brew.

Simple, yet delicious!

Store any leftover brew in your fridge for later. It will keep for about a week, but mine never lasts that long.

6. Iced Mocha Latte Recipe

Chocolate is always a welcome addition to any coffee-based drink, and it’s easy to make a delicious iced mocha latte with this method.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee
  • 1 cup of cold milk
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • Whipped cream (optional)

And here’s how you do it:

  1. Brew a strong coffee using your Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker’s strong brew or specialty brew option.
  2. While your coffee is brewing, take a small saucepan and combine your milk, cocoa powder, and sugar.
  3. Heat over medium heat until hot but not boiling, and stir until the sugar and cocoa are fully dissolved.
  4. Fill a large glass with ice cubes, and pour your brewed coffee over the ice.
  5. Pour your hot cocoa milk mixture over the coffee.
  6. Stir well until everything is thoroughly combined.
  7. Top with whipped cream and enjoy!

Remember, the beauty of making your coffee at home is that you can adjust the ingredients to you. If you like a more robust coffee flavor, add more coffee. If you like it sweeter, add more sugar or whipped cream. It’s all up to you!

Difference between Cappuccino and Latte

7. Spiced Coffee Recipe with Cinnamon and Chili Powder

This unique coffee recipe is sure to add a little zing to your morning. With sweet and spicy notes, it’s perfect for those cold winter days when you need something extra!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of ground coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk

And here’s how you do it:

  1. Combine the freshly ground coffee, cinnamon, and chili powder in the coffee filter.
  2. Brew the coffee as per the instructions of your coffee maker.
  3. Once the coffee is brewed, add your sugar and milk.
  4. Stir well until the sugar is dissolved and the milk is well combined.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy!

After a few sips, you’ll be ready to take on the day! This unique coffee recipe will add a little kick to your morning routine and give you that extra energy rush.

8. Frozen Peppermint Latte Coffee Recipe

Whenever I’m in the mood for a little reminder of winter, I whip up this Frozen Peppermint Latte and sing a jingle or two.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • Whipped cream
  • Crushed peppermint candies for topping

And here’s how to make it:

  1. Add the ice to your cup and place it under the filter.
  2. Brew coffee using the Iced Coffee setting with your Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker.
  3. In a blender, combine the iced coffee, milk, sugar, peppermint extract, and ice cubes.
  4. Blend until smooth and frothy.
  5. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Even if it’s not winter, you can still enjoy this Frozen Peppermint Latte. Why relegate yourself to one season when you can have this delicious icy treat all year round?

If you’re not a fan of cold drinks, you can also make a hot version. Simply replace the ice cubes with steamed milk. The result is a delicious hot peppermint latte perfect for a chilly winter night.

9. Cookies and Cream Frappe Recipe

The combination of crispy chocolate and a middle cream layer is one of my favorite desserts. So why would I not enjoy the same flavor in a frappe?

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of crushed Oreos
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • Whipped cream
  • Additional crushed Oreos for topping

And here’s how to make it:

  1. Brew a strong coffee using your Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker
  2. Let the coffee cool.
  3. In a blender, combine the cooled coffee, milk, sugar, crushed Oreos, and ice cubes.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and more crushed Oreos.
  6. Savor the moment!!

This amazing frappe recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you wanting more! Good thing you’re the barista, so tip yourself with a second cup!

10. Coconut Cream Latte Recipe

Add a tropical touch to your coffee with this delicious coconut cream latte recipe and let the beach come to you.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of strong brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup of coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Shredded coconut for garnish

And how to make it

  1. Brew a strong coffee using your Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the coconut cream, milk, and sugar.
  3. Heat over medium heat until hot but not boiling, and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the brewed coffee into a large mug, then pour the coconut cream mixture over the coffee.
  6. Stir well until everything is fully combined.
  7. Garnish with shredded coconut and serve hot.
  8. Enjoy!

With your coconut cream latte in hand, the day is sure to be a good one!

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11. Hazelnut Iced Coffee Recipe

I might be a little nutty myself, but this recipe for Hazelnut Iced Coffee is one of my favorites!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of hazelnut syrup
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • Whipped cream and crushed hazelnuts for topping

And how to make it:

  1. Brew a strong coffee using your Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker and let it cool.
  2. In a glass, combine the cooled coffee, milk, and hazelnut syrup.
  3. Stir well until everything is fully combined.
  4. Add the ice cubes and top with whipped cream and crushed hazelnuts.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Taking that first sip of the rich, hazelnut-flavored iced coffee is like a ray of sunshine on a hot day. Plus, with the added bonus of whipped cream and crushed hazelnuts, it’s truly spectacular!

Whether you treat yourself or share this delicious concoction with friends and family, I’m sure everyone will love it just as much as I do.

Final Thoughts

The Ninja coffee bar is capable of creating delicious coffee drinks. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon pick-me-up or trying to impress your friends and family, it has the power to do both. With these recipes in your arsenal, I’m sure everyone will have sweet dreams about their next iced coffee.

Happy Caffeinating!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make coffee in a Ninja Coffee Bar?

Making coffee with a Ninja Coffee Bar is a straightforward process. You start by filling the water reservoir. Next, you add your coffee grounds to the brew basket. The amount of coffee required will depend on both the brew size and the strength of coffee you prefer. Select your brew type and cup size on the Ninja Coffee Bar. The brew options range from Classic, Rich, Over Ice, Specialty, or Cafe Forte brew types. The size options include Cup, Travel Mug, Half Carafe, or Full Carafe brew sizes. Finally, you press the “Brew” button and wait for your coffee to be ready. The Ninja Coffee Bar will automatically stop brewing once it’s done.

How many scoops of coffee for Ninja Coffee Bar?

The number of coffee scoops you’ll need for the Ninja Coffee Bar depends on your desired brew size and coffee strength. For instance, a standard cup size requires 2-3 scoops for Classic Brew, 3-4 scoops for Rich Brew, and 4 scoops for Specialty Brew. The Travel Mug size needs 3-4 scoops for Classic Brew, 4-5 scoops for Rich Brew, and 5 scoops for Specialty Brew. For a Half Carafe size, you’ll need 4-6 scoops for Classic Brew, 6-8 scoops for Rich Brew, and 8 scoops for Specialty Brew. Lastly, a Full Carafe size requires 6-8 scoops for Classic Brew, 8-10 scoops for Rich Brew, and 10 scoops for Specialty Brew.

How do you make good coffee in a Ninja Coffee Maker?

There are a few key things to keep in mind to ensure you make good coffee in a Ninja Coffee Maker: Always use fresh coffee grounds, as the quality can significantly impact the taste of your coffee. Use the correct amount of coffee. Overdoing it can result in a bitter brew, while too little can lead to a weak one. Always use clean water, as its quality will affect the taste of your coffee. Ensure you clean your Ninja Coffee Maker regularly. Over time, coffee residue can build up and influence the taste of your coffee.

What can the Ninja Coffee Bar make?

The Ninja Coffee Bar is a versatile coffee maker capable of creating a variety of coffee drinks. You can make hot coffee with options for Classic, Rich, or Cafe Forte brew types. If you prefer iced coffee, the Over Ice brew type is designed to deliver flavorful iced coffee that isn’t watered down. For specialty coffee lovers, the Specialty brew type creates a super-rich concentrate that can be used to make various coffeehouse-style drinks, such as lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and more. Additionally, the Ninja Coffee Bar allows you to create custom brews by adjusting the amount of water and coffee grounds to your liking.

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About the Author Kris Silvey

As a semi-professional at-home barista and full-time software engineer, my love for coffee borders on obsession. By combining my passion for coffee with an engineering mindset, I strive to perfect my brewing process and share that knowledge with each of you.

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