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

  • Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso is a popular drink that’s easy to recreate at home using a Nespresso or espresso machine.
  • Blonde espresso is shaken with brown sugar syrup (homemade or store-bought), ground cinnamon, and ice. It’s all topped off with some oat milk.
  • This copycat beverage closely follows the exact recipe Starbucks uses to make this drink.
  • Blonde espresso is a lightly roasted coffee that’s smoother and less intense than the signature dark roast espresso. Blonde espresso contains more caffeine.

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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, 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.
  2. Pour drink into a cup.
  3. Add oat milk.
    Top off with more ice if needed.

Using a Nespresso

Espresso is easy to make at home using a Nespresso machine.

My Nespresso Pick

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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 this grande size drink, 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.
  • 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 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 with lid and straw.

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Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

Author: Jee Choe
A Starbucks recreation using their exact recipe.
4.8 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put brown sugar syrup, blonde espresso, cinnamon, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake 10 times.
    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.
  • Pour drink, including ice, into a cup.
  • Add oat milk.
    Top off with more ice if needed.

NOTES

  • If you don’t have a way to make blonde 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.
  • 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 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.

Using A Nespresso Machine

 
  • 1 shot of espresso = 1 Nespresso espresso capsule
  • To make a 16 ounce (grande) Starbucks 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.
  • Recommended Nespresso capsules to make Starbucks drinks at home:
    Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast
    Nespresso Vertuo capsules
    Nespresso Original capsules

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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