Starbucks Iced Shaken Espresso Copycat

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Espresso, simple syrup, and ice are shaken together then topped with milk. Skip Starbucks and make this Iced Shaken Espresso copycat recipe at home in 5 minutes!

Starbucks Iced Shaken Espresso copycat drink in a clear cup.

Recipe Highlights

  • Iced Shaken Espresso was added to the Starbucks menu on March 2021 along with Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso and Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso. Starbucks says that shaking the drink “adds another dimension to the beverage” and “creates a rich texture on your palate – by just adding air.”
  • This drink is made closely following the exact recipe Starbucks uses, made in a 16 ounce cup, a grande size. It’s super simple to recreate the drink at home using just 4 ingredients in just 5 minutes.
  • Espresso for this drink can be made in an espresso machine or a Nespresso.

Want more Starbucks copycat recipes? Try making Iced Caramel Macchiato, Iced Chai Tea Latte, Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, and Caramel Macchiato.

Ingredient Notes

Starbucks Iced Shaken Espresso copycat drink ingredients.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

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

  1. Put simple syrup, espresso shots, 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 milk.
    Top off with more ice if needed.

Expert Tips

  • Simple syrup is easy to make at home by combining a cup of sugar and a cup of water in a saucepan on the stovetop. Heat on low until sugar completely dissolves. Cool and pour into an airtight glass container and store in the refrigerator. It’ll be good for 3-4 weeks.
  • Customize your drink! Instead of 2% milk, try it with oat milk or soy milk. Try it with vanilla syrup instead of regular simple syrup.
  • 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.
  • Starbucks makes theirs with a splash of milk (about 1/4 cup) but feel free to add a little more to your liking.
  • Instead of milk, top off your drink with cold foam!

Questions You May Have

How is the Iced Shaken Espresso different from the Doubleshot on Ice?

This drink basically replaces the Starbucks Doubleshot on Ice, which is no longer on the menu. Compared to the Doubleshot, the Iced Shaken Espresso is made with less simple syrup and one less shot of espresso in the venti size.

How does Starbucks make the drink?

A grande Iced Shaken Espresso at Starbucks is made with 4 pumps of Classic syrup (their simple syrup), 3 shots of classic Starbucks espresso, ice, and a splash of 2% milk.

Can I make this drink with blonde espresso?

Yes! Blonde espresso is a lighter roast and it’s smoother and less intense than dark roast but it has more caffeine.

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 Shaken Espresso copycat drink in a 16 ounce cup.

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Iced Shaken Espresso

Author: Jee Choe
Skip Starbucks and make this Iced Shaken Espresso copycat recipe at home!
4.8 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 3 shots espresso
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice + more to top drink if needed
  • ¼ cup 2% milk + more to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

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

NOTES

  • Starbucks makes theirs with a splash of milk (about 1/4 cup) but feel free to add a little more to your liking.
  • Simple syrup is easy to make at home by combining a cup of sugar and a cup of water in a saucepan on the stovetop. Heat on low until sugar completely dissolves. Cool and pour into an airtight glass container and store in the refrigerator. It’ll be good for 3-4 weeks.
  • Customize your drink! Instead of 2% milk, try it with oat milk or soy milk. Try it with vanilla syrup instead of regular simple syrup.
  • 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 milk, top off your drink with 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: 199 | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 224mg | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2mg
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3 thoughts on “Starbucks Iced Shaken Espresso Copycat”

  1. 5 stars
    I haven’t tried it but I plan to! I am just curious why your recipe has 199 calories and Starbucks only has 100 for the grande.

    Reply
    • Hi Savanah, the calories shown is an estimate and I’m guessing the simple syrup came out to have more calories than the Starbucks version.

      Reply

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