Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso (Starbucks Copycat)

Bring a popular summer coffee recipe into your own home with this easy iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso recipe! Freshly brewed espresso coffee with brown sugar, vanilla, and oat milk combines to make an iced coffee drink that is the perfect amount of sweet and super easy to sip on.

A completed Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso in a mason jar with a metal reusable straw. The jar is sitting on a coaster and surrounded by a jar of ice, a bowl of brown sugar, a bowl of coffee beans, a red and white linen, and a vase of white flowers.

If you’re like me, iced coffee drinks are a must when the weather is warm. And this brown sugar shaken espresso recipe is the bees knees. I’ll definitely be sipping on these a ton this summer!

Making your own iced coffees at home is a great way to save money instead of dropping $5+ a pop every time you want to enjoy a specialty coffee. Shaken espresso, iced white chocolate mochas, honey almond milk cold brew… you can make all of these great Starbucks style drinks at home!

If you love the Starbucks shaken espresso coffees, this is the recipe for you!

WHAT IS SHAKEN ESPRESSO?

A shaken espresso is a popular summertime beverage at Starbucks that is based on the popular Italian iced espresso drink called a shakerato. 

The general process for making shaken espresso is to add hot espresso, sugar or simple syrup, and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake until combined and cold.

Most shaken espresso drinks in the US are then topped with some type of milk.

TELL ME ABOUT THIS BROWN SUGAR OAT MILK SHAKEN ESPRESSO RECIPE

Level of difficulty: Easy. Measure, shake, and enjoy!

Flavor: An iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso tastes like sweetened iced coffee. Simple and delicious!

Time: It will take you less than 5 minutes to prepare your brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso Starbucks copycat at home! Note: this assumes your espresso is already brewed as brew methods and timing can vary widely based on what equipment you use.

ingredients needed to make an iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso at home! This includes ice, oatmilk, vanilla extract, espresso, and brown sugar.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE A BROWN SUGAR SHAKEN ESPRESSO

Brown Sugar

Vanilla Extract

Optional: Ground Cinnamon

Espresso -or- Strongly Brewed Coffee 

Ice

Unsweetened Oat Milk

OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE A BROWN SUGAR OAT MILK SHAKEN ESPRESSO

  1. Add brown sugar, vanilla extract, and hot espresso (or strongly brewed coffee) to a mason jar and stir to combine.
  2. Fill the jar about half full with ice, tightly secure the lid, and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds until the coffee feels cold and looks frothy.
  3. Remove the lid and top with oat milk.
  4. Add a straw, stir to combine, and enjoy!
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MODIFICATIONS FOR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: VEGAN

This Starbucks iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso copycat recipe is vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy free as written. See below for modification to make this a vegan coffee recipe.

  • Make this into a vegan iced coffee by swapping out the brown sugar for a vegan-friendly sweetener such as pure maple syrup. This will no longer be a brown sugar shaken espresso, but it will still taste lovely.
  • A note for those needing to make a gluten free coffee: verify the oat milk chosen is certified to be gluten free. This is especially important if you’re serving this iced coffee to someone with a gluten intolerance and may be affected by cross-contamination.

FAQS

How can I make espresso at home? If you’d like to use espresso in your brown sugar shaken espresso recipe, you have a few options. I personally use and really like using a moka pot. They’re simple to use and small. You can also invest in an espresso machine. This may be a good option for you if you drink espresso often.

What is the best oat milk to use to make a brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso? I’ve taste-tested a wide variety of oat milks, and the ones I would recommend using are: Califia Oat Milk (I particularly enjoy their Barista Oat Milk variety), Oatly Oat Milk (both their full-fat and low-fat varieties are nice), and Elmhurst Oat Milk. However, if there are other brands in your local grocery store, give them a try to find what you like best!

Is oat milk gluten free? You may be wondering, does oat milk have gluten? While oats are naturally gluten free, there is often cross-contamination due to being grown next to wheat or processed in a facility that also processes wheat products. If you’d like to make this brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso recipe and have a gluten intolerance, select an oat milk brand that has been certified as gluten free.

Top down view of an Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso in a mason jar with a metal reusable straw.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Moka Pot -OR- Espresso Machine -OR- Coffee Maker

Measuring Spoons

Liquid Measuring Cup

16oz Wide-Mouth Mason Jar + Lid

Reusable Straws

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Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso (Starbucks Copycat)

Meredith
Bring a popular summer coffee recipe into your own home with this easy iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso recipe!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Drink
Calories 185 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 oz Espresso (or strongly brewed coffee)
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • dash Ground Cinnamon* (optional)
  • Ice (enough to fill jar half-way)
  • 1 C Unsweetened Oat Milk

Instructions
 

  • Add brown sugar, vanilla extract, and hot espresso (or strongly brewed coffee) to a mason jar and stir to combine.*
  • Fill the jar about half full with ice, tightly secure the lid, and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds until the coffee feels cold and looks frothy.
  • Remove the lid and top with oat milk.
  • Add a straw, stir to combine, and enjoy!

Notes

*If you are adding cinnamon to your shaken espresso recipe, place it in the jar in step 1
*If you do not brew your own espresso at home – no problem! You can use strongly brewed coffee in this recipe instead. To do so, add an extra scoop (or two) of grounds when brewing your coffee
*You can also shake your ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into a serving glass if preferred 

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 125mgPotassium: 202mgFiber: 2gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 492IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 356mgIron: 2mg
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  1. Dea says

    Can I use almond milk instead of oat milk?

    • ourlovelanguageisfood says

      Hi Dea – yes, you can use almond milk in a shaken espresso too!

  2. Pat R. says

    5 stars
    Didn’t have any oatmilk at home today, so used an almond milk/coconut milk combo instead. The drink was great!

    • ourlovelanguageisfood says

      oh, such a great swap idea, so glad you loved it!

  3. M. says

    5 stars
    I loved how easy this recipe was! I’ll definitely be making these a ton this summer.

    • ourlovelanguageisfood says

      🙌☕🎉 I’m so happy to hear you love this recipe too! thanks for making my recipe.