Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso

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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.

Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso

Blonde espresso, chocolate malt powder, and ice are shaken together in a cocktail shaker then topped with almond milk to make the Starbucks Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso.

A grande latte at Starbucks has 2 shots of espresso but the grande Shaken Espresso has 3 espresso shots, making it a more caffeinated drink.

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

The drink is shaken to create a foamy texture and to quickly chill the drink.

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Recipe Highlights

  • Starbucks shaken espresso drinks are easy to make at home using a Nespresso machine and a cocktail shaker.
  • This drink follows the exact recipe that Starbucks uses to make a grande drink.
  • The recipe makes a 16 ounce (grande) beverage.

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Ingredient Notes

Starbucks Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso copycat recipe ingredients.
  • Blonde espresso: Use Nespresso Starbucks Blonde Espresso or a light roast coffee to make espresso. A light roast espresso Nespresso pod to try is Voltesso.
  • Chocolate malt powder: There’s sugar in this malt powder so there’s no need for additional sweeteners.
  • Almond milk: Starbucks’ almond milk is sweetened so make it have similar sweetness, use sweetened almond milk.
  • Ice: Make ice using filtered water if possible.

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

Step-by-Step Instructions

Espresso, chocolate malt powder, and ice in a cocktail shaker.

Step 1: Put espresso, chocolate malt powder, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake.


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

Shaken espresso poured into a cup.

Step 2: Pour drink into a cup.

Almond milk poured into cup with espresso.

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

Nespresso Notes

Nespresso machines are the easiest way to make espresso at home.

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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

Grande Iced shaken espressos are made with 3 shots of blonde espresso so you’ll need 3 Nespresso espresso capsules.

To make it taste more like Starbucks, use the Nespresso Starbucks Blonde Espresso capsules.

Make sure not to use the 7.77 ounce coffee capsules, which don’t make espresso, but instead, a full cup of coffee.

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To recreate Starbucks drinks at home, go for this popular blonde espresso.
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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.
  • To make the drink decadent, top off the drink with 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.

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.

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Starbucks 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 17 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put espresso, chocolate malt powder, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake 10 times.
    Use 3 Nespresso Starbucks Blonde Espresso pods or pull 3 shots from an espresso machine. No cocktail shaker? If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, use a large jar with a tight lid.
  • Pour drink into a cup. Add almond milk.
    Top off with more ice if needed.

NOTES

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Instead of almond milk, top off your drink with vanilla sweet cream cold foam!

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

2 thoughts on “Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso”

  1. 5 stars
    This was phenomenal! Iced shaken espresso isn’t available in my country, and this recipe’s so easy to make! My malt powder is unsweetened, so I just added a dash of coconut sugar, and it worked well 🙂 Thanks!

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  2. 5 stars
    Yup! Yum – this is a great copycat recipe. I definitely needed a bit more ice as the hot espresso melted most of the ice upon shaking. Thank you for the post! It’s such a great drink at around 100 calories.

    Reply

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