I don’t know about you but I loooove Starbucks. And I think the Starbucks iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso is one of their best ever coffee creations! If you’re in the mood for a copycat Starbucks iced drink, the good news is you can make this DIY Starbucks shaken espresso recipe. And it’s quick and easy to make this Starbucks iced coffee drink at home. If you are looking for a homemade brown sugar simple syrup recipe, it is all here.
Starbucks, the world’s best known coffee shop, is home to some of the best drinks ever. Whether your preference is a brown sugar shaken espresso, a new espresso drink with creamy oat milk or a Starbucks drink with coconut milk and cinnamon powder, you can easily recreate your favourite delicious Starbucks-style drinks at home when you know how!
Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso Ingredients
You can make a Starbucks oat milk iced drink in your own home with just a few ingredients. It’s so delicious! This coffee is rich, plant based and tastes like a cinnamon bun. You are going to love it! It’s every bit as good as the real Starbucks version. You need brown sugar simple syrup made with dark brown sugar, water, cinnamon stick and vanilla extract plus espresso, oat milk and ice. Grab a cocktail shaker or mason jar and you are ready to make your coffee drink.
Simple syrup is a liquefied form of sugar that is used to sweeten cocktails, iced tea, iced coffee, lemonade, and other cold drinks. It is used because a liquid sweetener is much easier to blend into cold beverages than regular sugar. It is also sometimes called sugar syrup.
Yes! This recipe will work with any kind of milk. You can use cow’s milk or any other kind of non-dairy milk that you prefer.
How to Make Homemade Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
The homemade brown sugar syrup is a key component in Starbucks iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso. It’s made with cinnamon and vanilla as well as brown sugar and water. Light and dark brown sugar taste different but either will work for this Starbucks brown sugar syrup.
All you need to do is simmer these ingredients for 5 minutes and your homemade brown sugar syrup is ready! Some people like to add a pinch of salt – just a tiny bit! The Starbucks brown sugar syrup contains a little salt so if you want to replicate it closely, try adding a touch.
It gives a hint of ‘salted caramel’ to the flavour since the brown sugar is molasses-like and rich. So many reasons to love this Starbucks iced brown sugar oak milk shaken espresso.
How to Make an Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso
It’s so easy to make a Starbucks oat milk iced drink at home. Now the homemade brown sugar syrup is prepared, you can continue with the recipe and start to get excited about the first sip of this iced brown sugar shaken espresso recipe!
The next step in this Starbucks drink is to make the espresso. You need to shake espresso, ice and brown sugar syrup together in a glass jar or similar airtight container. And I mean really shake it – put in some elbow grease! You are going to find the result identical to what you’d get at your local Starbucks.
Put more ice cubes in a serving glass or mason jar and then pour the a Starbucks dupe iced drink over it. Add oat milk on top just before serving. You will love how this is delicious, plant based and tastes like a cinnamon bun. Yum!
Tips and Variations
This Starbucks iced brown sugar oak milk shaken espresso is good as it stands. Or you can make tweaks! The brown sugar syrup will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator. You can add it to your other coffee drinks throughout the week.
I love the fact this is plant based and tastes like a cinnamon bun. Oat milk is my preference but if you prefer soy, almond or rice milk, or even dairy, that’s fine too. Non-dairy milk works well if you want to use it in your own version. Also, you can make the espresso with decaf if you want.
If you want to make your DIY Starbucks shaken espresso recipe sugar-free, that’s also possible. I’d suggest using your favourite sweetener along with sugar versions of sugar free vanilla and cinnamon dolce syrups.
If you don’t want sugar for any reason, just use a sweetener. White sugar would also work (if you prefer that to brown sugar or that’s all you have). Don’t like sweet coffee? Omit the sugar or sweetener from your iced coffee altogether!
This copycat Starbucks iced drink doesn’t have to be iced. If you want to make it hot, just omit the ice and warm everything up instead of making a cold oat milk drink. I haven’t tried it hot yet, but I bet it would be good too!
I love going to Starbucks, but it can get expensive! That’s why knowing how to make a Starbucks iced drink at home is so great. The homemade version of Starbucks iced brown sugar oak milk shaken espresso is perfect and it’s a coffee lover’s dream.
How to Make Espresso without an Espresso Machine
Do I need an espresso machine to make this DIY Starbucks shaken espresso recipe, you might be wondering. The answer is no. If you are being your own barista for the day, just make a really strong cup of coffee.
Espresso is basically just extra-strong coffee (i.e. lots of coffee compared to how much water). You can also get instant espresso granules. Just use whatever you prefer. Oh, and if you are a coffee fanatic, consider an espresso machine. They vary a lot in price and features so you can get something that suits your budget and taste! I have this type of stove top espresso maker that I love.
You are going to love this copycat Starbucks iced coffee drink. It is plant based and tastes like a cinnamon bun. Knowing how to make a Starbucks iced drink at home means you can rustle up your favourite cold brew coffee whenever you want. All the dollars you save mean you can get that top-of-the-range espresso machine you’ve had your eye on too! This drink tastes exactly like the Starbucks version, but it cost way less when you make it in your own home – so why wouldn’t you?
Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso Recipe
Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso
- Prepare the brown sugar syrup. In a small pot over medium heat combine the water, brown sugar, vanilla, and the cinnamon stick.
- Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 5minutes until the sugar has dissolved and thickened. Remove from heat and transfer to a mason jar.
- Once you are ready to prepare the latte, fill a shaker with 1 cup ice. Add the espresso and the brown sugar simple syrup and vigorously shake.
- Fill a glass with the remaining 1 cup ice and pour the iced coffee over it. Top with the milk and serve.
- You can store the brown sugar syrup for up to a week refrigerated.
- Feel free to use any milk you want. This works great with any plant based milk or traditional milk.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
This Starbucks iced brown sugar oak milk shaken espresso really is amazing. Once you’ve tasted it you’ll want to make it again and again or maybe try some other Starbucks copycat iced drinks.
Let me know if you try to make this Starbucks iced drink at home. This Starbucks iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso really hits the spot on a warm afternoon. This popular Starbucks copycat drink is filled with sweet, warm, cinnamon flavours and it can be made in less than 10 minutes! If you are looking for a copycat Starbucks iced drink or a homemade brown sugar syrup recipe, you will want to try this.
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