Starbucks Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso Copycat

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Blonde espresso, chocolate malt powder, and ice are shaken together then topped with almond milk. See how easy it is to make this delicious and refreshing Starbucks recreation at home!

Starbucks Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso Copycat drink in a cup.

Recipe Highlights

  • Starbucks shaken espresso drinks like the Iced Shaken Espresso, Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, and this Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso are so easy to make at home in just a couple of minutes. Shaking espresso with ice quickly cools down the espresso while giving it a little texture.
  • This iced shaken espresso follows the exact recipe that Starbucks uses to make a grande size drink. 5 minutes and 4 ingredients are all you need to make this drink at home.
  • Espresso for this drink an espresso machine or a Nespresso.

Want to recreate more Starbucks drinks? Make these copycat recipes: Iced Chai Tea Latte, Iced Shaken Espresso, Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, Iced Caramel Macchiato, and Caramel Macchiato.

Ingredient Notes

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Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Put espresso shots, chocolate malt powder, 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 almond milk.
    Top off with more ice if needed.

Expert Tips

  • There’s no need to add simple syrup to this drink unless you like your drink extra sweet since the chocolate malt powder and almond milk both contain sugar.
  • Starbucks uses a splash of almond milk but feel free to add more to taste.
  • There’s 3 shots of espresso in a grande sized drink which is a little tricky since most machines make 2 shots at a time. Try it with 2 shots first and if it’s too weak, add another shot of espresso. 4 shots may make you a little too jittery from all the caffeine.
  • Instead of almond milk, top off your drink with cold foam or Vanilla Sweet Cream cold foam!

Questions You May Have

What’s in Starbucks Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso?

A grande Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso at Starbucks is made with 3 shots of Blonde espresso, a dash of chocolate malt powder, a splash of almond milk, and ice.

What’s Blonde Espresso?

Blonde Espresso is Starbucks’ light roasted coffee. It’s less intense than their signature darker roasted coffee but it has more caffeine.

Can I use regular espresso instead of Blonde Espresso?

For a richer espresso flavor, use regular espresso instead of the lighter roast Blonde Espresso.

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.

Why does Starbucks use almondmilk as one word?

Starbucks uses their own blend to make their sweetened almond milk and they call that blend almondmilk.

Starbucks Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso Copycat drink in a cup with a straw.

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Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso

Author: Jee Choe
5 minutes and 4 ingredients are all you need to make this delicious drink at home.
4.7 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put espresso shots, chocolate malt powder, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake 10 times.
    No cocktail shaker? Use a jar with a tight lid.
  • Pour drink into a cup.
  • Add almond 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.
  • There’s no need to add simple syrup to this drink unless you like your drink extra sweet since the chocolate malt powder and almond milk both contain sugar.
  • 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 makes theirs with a splash of almond milk (about 1/4 cup) but feel free to add a little more to your liking.
  • Instead of almond milk, top off your drink with cold foam or Vanilla Sweet Cream cold foam!
  • 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: 62 | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg
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