Starbucks CopyCat Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
Homemade oat milk shaken with espresso, brown sugar syrup, and cinnamon make this delicious Starbucks drink. Trust me, homemade oatmilk makes all the difference and is worth the extra 5 minutes of labor. The quality makes a brown sugar shaken espresso taste better than Starbucks-no joke. Try it today and let me know what you think!
A spring and summer 2021 must have! With the addition of homemade milk of course. Give this Shaken Espresso with Oatmilk drink a try and let me know what you think.
How this recipe came about
Starbucks influenced me! We are still social distancing and pick up our groceries via drive up. During this process a few weeks ago, I was given a Starbucks Flyer. They got me you guys. They literally had me drooling. A few days later, I went into that Starbucks and ordered this brown sugar shaken espresso with oatmilk drink by asking for half the brown sugar (I always get half the syrup). If you are like me, you watch the barista like a hawk when they make your drink - only to learn new things really. As I watched her make it, I felt like she was a bartender making my coffee.
After my convo with her and one sip of this drink, I was convinced I had to make shaken espresso with oatmilk at home!
Other Starbucks CopyCat drinks
If you love Starbucks drinks, then be sure to give these other recipes a try. Unfortunately, I do not live around a drive thru Starbucks. After having kids my homemade copycat coffee game had to be upped. Be sure to check out the other recipes here.
Shaken Espresso Drinks
You can add different flavors to shaken espresso if you prefer to not go with brown sugar. Torani brand sells many different flavors of syrups. Buy it in bulk with different flavors, like I did over quarantine. You can also visit World Cost Plus for smaller bottles of new syrups sold in packages together. My favorites are Starbucks used Torani flavors include the following.
- brown sugar syrup with cinnamon
I have come to realize that I am sensitive to almond milk, which is what I was drinking for years. I switched to oatmilk a while back, but with all of the additives I had to start making my own at home. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know my daughter has been playing with rolled oats for a while now. Hence, we buy in bulk just to make oatmilk! I am happy to say homemade Oat Milk has been the best thing for me in my daily routine. Recipe is linked below. Plus, with this Starbucks Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso Drink, I am even happier to have made the switch.
Homemade Oatmilk and How to Make It
I can't stress how delicious homemade oatmilk is. Coming from someone who absolutely loves cow's milk, this recipe compilation has been able to replace my daily milk.
If making homemade milk stresses you out, then I am here to hold your hand and walk you through this. Trust me, it is worth every sip!
Mix the raw rolled oats with warm water, vanilla, and honey. Blend for a minute or two and then strain through a cheese cloth. Refrigerate for up to 48 hours. Before using, mix the milk because separation is normal and enjoy!
How to make Starbucks "Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso"
Make 1 shot of espresso (can double if you wish). I make the espresso shots in this coffee maker, which I absolutely love and the price point is primo! Mix the espresso with brown sugar (so it melts), a pinch of cinnamon, and then combine it with homemade oatmilk. Top it with ice and shake, or vigorously mix the contents before enjoying.
Cup to shake with
I have been using this cup to drink my coffee, tea, and Starbuck's iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso out of. It is easy to shake before taking a sip.
Store bought Oatmilk Recommendations
I wish I could say they taste the same when store bought. The one I drank before making it at home was Trader Joe's unsweetened version. It has been available for a while now and can be used as an alternative.
What type of espresso taste bests?
I have been using whatever I have on hand and it tastes great with shaken espresso. If you want the Starbucks exact version, then try using Starbucks espresso. My coffee machine is able to make espresso out of any KCup, which is convenient and allows me to keep track of how much caffeine goes into my drink.
Is caffeine good for you?
What a debate this can be. When keeping coffee intake at 8oz a day, I personally have had no issues. Make a decaf version of this drink to lower the caffeine levels. If I want to keep it 100% real with you, then I want you to know that decaf coffee has a low amount of caffeine. Also, fun fact, it takes about 20 minutes for the caffeine to really take its full affect on your body. However, that first sip in the morning just wakes my soul up and splashes my face with cold water. It is much needed with mom + work + home school life... Team "GO AWAY COVID!"
Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Calories
Depending on how it is made this Starbucks copycat shaken espresso recipe can have a wide range. My recipe is really on the lower side resulting well under 100 calories with homemade oatmilk. Feel free to substitute keto sugar if that is what you enjoy.
Keto Sugar vs Brown Sugar
I have made this recipe with keto sugar multiple times. Although it tastes great, once you have the real deal there is no turning back. Holding back on the amount of brown sugar added can help this shaken espresso recipe feel a bit more guilt-free.
Starbucks Shaken Espresso with Oatmilk Recipe
Shaken Espresso with Oatmilk
- shaker cup
- coffee machine to make espresso (or storebought)
- 1 shot espresso (can be doubled)
- 1 ½ cup oatmilk
- pinch cinnamon powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar (more or less), can use different Torani brand syrup flavors instead
- Brew espresso directly into a cup full of brown sugar and cinnamon. This will help melt the brown sugar without any extra effort.
- Mix the brown sugar, espresso, and cinnamon powder well.
- Add a generous amount of ice to a cup.
- Pour oatmilk on top of the ice.
- Then pour the espresso mixture in the cup with the oatmilk.
- Vigorously stir or shake (if your cup allows for it).
- storage container for milk
- ½ cup rolled oats (adding more will give you a thicker milk)
- 2 cups warm water
- ⅛ teaspoon salt (just a pinch will do)
- 1 teaspoon honey (more or less based on preference)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- Add all of the ingredients (the rolled oats, water, vanilla, honey, and salt) in a blender.
- Blend until the mixture is smooth but still has some chunks of oats in it (about 1-2 minutes)
- Place a strainer on top of a wide bowl (or whatever you have). Then place a cheesecloth over the strainer.
- Pour the oatmilk into the strainer and allow it to seep through.
- Gently lift the sides and help the milk to strain. Squeeze as much as you can through the cheese cloth. It might get slimy and that is okay.
- Squeeze as much as you can through the cheese cloth. It might get slimy and that is okay.
- Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to two days.
- Separation will occur so be sure to stir/shake before using.
How to Make Homemade Oatmilk Step by Step Instructions
Blend the Oats
Plug in a blender Add ½ cup of rolled oats to the blender Pour 2 cups of water to the blender Add a pinch of salt (⅛ tsp). You can add honey + vanilla now or at the end. Blend for 1-2 minutes (small chunks of oats will remain)
Strain the Oatmilk
Grab a bowl Place a strainer on top of the bowl Put a cheesecloth over the strainer Pour the oatmilk over the cheesecloth It will puddle Lift the edges to help it strain Put the edges together and squeeze out as much milk as you can.