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Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

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Iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso coffee tastes exactly like brown sugar oatmeal! This copycat recipe tastes just like the Starbuck’s original, but so easy to do at home! Become a home Starbucks barista with this easy copycat drink that’s been recreated to take exactly like Starbucks recipe.

oatmilk latte in a mason jar.
Easy and delicious latte

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There’s no need for that daily run to the coffee shop when you can be your very own barista and make your own iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso at home. This copycat Starbucks recipe is so easy, takes minutes and is cost effective to make. Skip the long lines, save some money and enjoy this homemade recipe.

All you need is brown sugar, espresso coffee, oatmilk and water for this perfect morning pick me up!

starbucks copycat espresso in a glass.
Refreshing iced coffee

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Make your own iced coffee so much cheaper and faster than having to go to Starbucks!
  • There’s only 4 ingredients used to make this copycat recipe.
  • It’s an easy iced-coffee recipe prepared with espresso and milk.
  • Perfect for summertime, or if you love iced coffee year round.
  • Full of delicious brown sugar flavor.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Oatmilk use your favorite oatmilk.
  • Espresso Coffee – use your favorite prepared espresso.
  • Brown Sugar light or dark brown sugar works, however dark brown sugar has a stronger, more flavorful outcome.
  • Water – mixed with the brown sugar to make the brown sugar syrup.

How To Make This Recipe

six image process making iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso.
Iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso process

Step 1:

Place brown sugar and water into a medium sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and let it boil for 5 minutes to reduce to a syrup. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 2:

In a shaker or blender bottle, add coffee and ice and shake for 30 seconds.

Step 3:

In a 20oz cup, fill with ice, add oatmilk and then shaken espresso.

Step 4:

Stir in 1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar syrup.

shaken espresso recipe in a mason jar.
Iced brown sugar iced coffee

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Try adding a pinch of cinnamon to your drink before shaking it. It gives the coffee a great flavor!
  • Add about 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the brown sugar water mix when boiling for more delicious flavor.
  • Try using espresso powder to make some espresso quickly at home.
  • Try substituting the brown sugar syrup with another syrup like cinnamon syrup or vanilla syrup.
  • For an extra hint of spice, add a pinch of nutmeg.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: Store the cooled brown sugar syrup in a covered airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. When you’re ready to use it, give it a good shake because the brown sugar can clump together.

Freezing: Place the cooled syrup in a freezer safe container and store for up to 3 months in the freezer.

FAQ

What does shaken espresso mean?

The ice and espresso are shaken by hand to chill and mix the coffee. You can also add the milk and syrup to the shaker and shake everything together.

What brand of oatmilk does Starbucks use?

Starbucks uses Oatly oatmilk, but any good brand of oatmilk will do!

What type of espresso should I use?

Any type of prepared espresso will work. Use your favorite!

How many shots of espresso are in Starbucks shaken espresso?

A Starbucks tall has 2 shots of espresso, and grande has 3 shots, and venti has 4 shots.

What is brown sugar syrup?

A simple syrup that uses brown sugar in place of white sugar for a richer, caramel flavor.

Can I buy a brown sugar syrup instead of making my own at home?

Starbucks doesn’t sell their brown sugar syrup, however you can use your favorite store-bought brown sugar syrup.

Do I need to have a cocktail shaker to make shaken espresso?

Nope! Any airtight container will work to shake the drink ingredients together. A jar with a tight lid works perfectly.

Yield: 4 Servings

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

starbucks copycat espresso in a glass.

Iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso coffee tastes exactly like brown sugar oatmeal! This copycat recipe tastes just like the Starbuck’s original, but so easy to do at home! Become a home Starbucks barista with this easy copycat drink that's been recreated to take exactly like Starbucks recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of brown sugar (produces 1/2 cup syrup)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup espresso coffee
  • 1 cup of oatmilk
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Place brown sugar and water into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and let it boil for 5 minutes to reduce to a syrup. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a shaker or blender bottle, add coffee and ice and shake for 30 seconds.
  3. In a 20 oz cup, fill with ice, add oatmilk and then shaken espresso.
  4. Stir in 2 tablespoons of brown sugar syrup to taste. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe yields 4 servings of the brown sugar syrup.

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