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Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

Author: Jee Choe
A Starbucks recreation using their exact recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)



  • Put brown sugar syrup, espresso shots, cinnamon, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake 10 times.
    No 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.


  • 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.
  • 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 uses Oatly brand of oat milk and that's what I used in the drink. I find Oatly to be creamier and tastier than other oat milks.
  • I'm using homemade brown sugar since it's so easy to make ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator.
  • 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 1/4 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.
  • Any airtight container will work to shake the drink ingredients together. A jar with a tight lid or a wide-mouth water bottle.


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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