Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

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Starbucks shaken espresso drink with brown sugar and oat milk is easy to make at home. This recipe recreates the drink using the exact same recipe Starbucks baristas use!

Oatmilk being poured into a cup of Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso.

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Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

A hand-shaken drink, the Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso is made with Blonde espresso, brown sugar syrup, cinnamon, and ice. The drink is then topped with oat milk.

Blonde espresso is a lightly roasted coffee that’s smoother and less intense than the Starbucks signature dark roast espresso. Blonde espresso contains more caffeine.

The Shaken Espresso drinks all contain an additional shot of espresso than other espresso drinks like lattes. A grande Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso contains 3 shots of espresso.

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Recipe Highlights

  • Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso is easy to recreate at home using a Nespresso machine and a cocktail shaker.
  • This copycat beverage closely follows the exact recipe Starbucks uses to make this drink.
  • The recipe makes a 16 ounce (grande) drink.

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Ingredient Notes

Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso copycat drink recipe ingredients.
  • Blonde espresso: Use Starbucks Blonde espresso Nespresso capsules or a light roast espresso like Voltesso.
  • Brown sugar syrup: Use store-bought or homemade brown sugar syrup. It’s super easy to make at home, so make a batch to add to iced drinks all week.
  • Oat milk: Starbucks uses Oatly oat milk, which I find to be creamier and tastier than other oat milks.
  • Ground cinnamon: A little cinnamon is added to the drink to give it a little mild spice flavor.
  • Ice: If possible, make ice using filtered water for better tasting ice.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Brown sugar syrup, blonde espresso, cinnamon, and ice in a cocktail shaker.

Step 1: Put brown sugar syrup, blonde espresso, cinnamon, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake.


Use 3 Nespresso blonde espresso pods or pull 3 shots from an espresso machine. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, use a jar with a tight lid.

Iced brown sugar espresso poured into a cup.

Step 2: Pour drink into a cup.

Oatmilk poured into espresso.

Step 3: Add oat milk. Top off with more ice if needed.

Nespresso Notes

Espresso is easy and mess-free to make at home using a Nespresso machine.

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This Nespresso model makes espresso and brewed coffee and costs around $200. Tip: Skip the Aeroccino and get a bigger milk frother.
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1 shot of espresso = 1 Nespresso espresso capsule

There are 3 shots of blonde espresso in a grande Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espressoso, so you’ll need 3 Nespresso Starbucks blonde espresso capsules.

Starbucks and Nespresso partnered on the Starbucks capsules so you won’t void the warranty by using them, unlike other 3rd party capsules.

You can also use any Nespresso light roast espresso capsules.

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To recreate Starbucks drinks at home, go for this popular blonde espresso.
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Expert Tips

  • If you don’t have a way to make espresso, you can use blonde roast instant coffee. Combine 1 ½ tablespoons of instant coffee and ⅓ cup hot water to replace the 3 shots of espresso in the recipe.
  • Starbucks makes the drink with a splash of oat milk (about ¼ 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.

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Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

Author: Jee Choe
A Starbucks recreation using their exact recipe.
4.7 from 18 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put brown sugar syrup, blonde espresso shots, ground cinnamon, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake 10 times.
    Use 3 Nespresso Starbucks Blonde Espresso pods or pull 3 shots from an espresso machine. If you don’t have a 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

  • 1 shot of espresso = 1 Nespresso espresso capsule
  • To make a 16 ounce (grande) drink, you’ll need 3 Nespresso espresso or ristretto capsules.
  • With the Vertuo machine capsules, only use espresso capsules and not the coffee capsules that make 7.77 ounces.
  • If you don’t have a way to make blonde espresso, you can use instant coffee. Combine 1 ½ tablespoons of instant coffee and ⅓ cup hot water to replace the 3 shots of espresso in the recipe.
  • Starbucks makes theirs with a splash of oat milk (about ¼ 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.

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

1 thought on “Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso”

  1. 5 stars
    I am so excited I found this recipe. This is my go to order at Starbucks but it’s gotten quite expensive. This morning I get to have it at home just the way I like it with the addition of a small caramel drizzle. No more 7 dollar coffees.

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