Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Copycat

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Starbucks’ shaken espresso drink with brown sugar and oat milk is easy to make at home. I’ve taken the exact recipe and recreated it!

Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso copycat drink in cups with straws.

Recipe Highlights

  • This popular Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso drink is very easy to recreate at home with just a few ingredients. It all starts with blonde espresso, which is shaken with brown sugar syrup (homemade or store-bought), ground cinnamon, ice, and it’s all topped off with some oat milk.
  • This copycat beverage closely follows the exact recipe Starbucks uses to make this drink. It’s made with blonde espresso which is a lightly roasted coffee that’s smoother and less intense than their signature espresso. Blonde espresso contains more caffeine.
  • Blonde espresso can be made in an espresso machine, or a Nespresso. You can also use cold brewed blond roasted coffee if you don’t have either. A strong coffee concentrate is what you want.

Love Starbucks copycat recipes? Try making Iced Shaken Espresso, Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso, Iced Caramel Macchiato, Iced Chai Tea Latte and Caramel Macchiato.

Ingredient Notes

Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso copycat drink recipe ingredients.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso drink steps in a four photo collage.

For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe.

  1. Put brown sugar syrup, espresso shots, cinnamon, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake.
    No cocktail shaker? Use a jar with a tight lid.
  2. Pour drink into a cup.
    This drink makes 16 ounces (a grande Starbucks size) which is 2 cups.
  3. Add oat milk.
    Top off with more ice if needed.
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Expert Tips

  • There’s 3 shots of espresso in a grande sized drink but it’s tricky to make 3 shots since most machines make 2 espresso shots. BUT, 3 shots makes the drink perfect in that it’s not too weak and not too strong. Try making it with 2 shots first and add 1/4 cup oat milk and add more if needed.
  • Make cold brew, which is concentrated coffee like espresso, using ground blonde roast and a cold brew maker. See my step-by-step cold brew guide to make it perfect each time.
  • To customize, substitute the brown sugar syrup with another syrup like cinnamon syrup (take out the ground cinnamon in the recipe) or vanilla syrup (take out the vanilla extract in the recipe).
  • For an extra hint of spice, add a pinch of nutmeg.
  • Starbucks makes theirs with a splash of oat milk (about 1/4 cup) but feel free to add a little more to your liking.
  • Instead of oat milk, top off your drink with cold foam! It’s super easy to make at home.

Questions You May Have

Can I make this drink with regular espresso?

If you don’t have blonde espresso, use your regular espresso roast. The Starbucks Iced Shaken Espresso drink is made with their signature espresso, not blonde espresso. (Blonde espresso has more caffeine.)

How many pumps of brown sugar syrup are in a grande drink at Starbucks?

It’s made with 4 pumps of brown sugar syrup.

What can I use if I don’t have a cocktail shaker?

Any airtight container will work to shake the drink ingredients together. A jar with a tight lid or a wide-mouth water bottle.

Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso copycat drink in a cup with lid and straw.

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Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

Author: Jee Choe
A Starbucks recreation using their exact recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put brown sugar syrup, espresso shots, cinnamon, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake 10 times.
    No cocktail shaker? Use a jar with a tight lid.
  • Pour drink, including ice, into a cup.
  • Add oat milk.
    Top off with more ice if needed.

NOTES

  • There’s 3 shots of espresso in this grande sized drink but it’s tricky to make 3 since most machines make 2 espresso shots. BUT, 3 shots makes the drink perfect in that it’s not too weak and not too strong. Try making it with 2 shots first.
  • Blonde espresso can be made in an espresso machine, or a Nespresso. You can also use cold brewed blond roasted coffee if you don’t have either. A strong coffee concentrate is what you want.
  • Blonde espresso is a lightly roasted coffee that’s smoother and less intense than their signature espresso. Blonde espresso contains more caffeine.
  • Make cold brew using ground blonde roast and a cold brew maker. See my step-by-step cold brew guide to make it perfect each time.
  • If you don’t have blonde espresso, use your regular espresso roast. The Starbucks Iced Shaken Espresso drink is made with their signature espresso, not blonde espresso. 
  • Starbucks uses Oatly brand of oat milk and that’s what I used in the drink. I find Oatly to be creamier and tastier than other oat milks.
  • I’m using homemade brown sugar since it’s so easy to make ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator.
  • To customize, substitute the brown sugar syrup with another syrup like cinnamon syrup (take out the ground cinnamon in the recipe) or vanilla syrup (take out the vanilla extract in the recipe).
  • For an extra hint of spice, add a pinch of nutmeg.
  • Starbucks makes theirs with a splash of oat milk (about 1/4 cup) but feel free to add a little more to your liking.
  • Instead of oat milk, top off your drink with cold foam! It’s super easy to make at home.
  • Any airtight container will work to shake the drink ingredients together. A jar with a tight lid or a wide-mouth water bottle.

NUTRITION

Calories: 164 | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 1mg
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