Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso

Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso

Craving a delicious iced coffee from Starbucks? We've got you covered. Our Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso recipe perfectly replicates your favorite drink from Starbucks. Plus, it's easy to make at home!

You'll love this iced coffee's sweet and creamy flavor. It's perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up or a refreshing morning drink.

Keep reading this Starbucks copycat recipe and make your own Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso at home.

Why This Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso Recipe?

When you want to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, this is the recipe to turn to. Just like the real thing, it calls for the same amount of everything, so you can be sure it will taste just as delicious. And because it's so easy to make, you'll be able to enjoy it any time you want.

You can use the same coffee:

The type of bean, the roast, and the brewing method all create the perfect cup of coffee. And while there are endless variations to explore, sometimes you want your favorite cup of joy exactly how you like it. If you're looking for a clone of Starbucks, get blonde espresso roast beans or their capsules from Starbucks.

It's a Healthier Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso:

Making this shaken espresso recipe home is the way to go if you're looking for a way to save on calories and sugar. You can create a delicious and healthy drink like Starbucks with just a few simple ingredients.

Key ingredients:

There are a few key ingredients to keep in mind when making iced coffee.

Brown Sugar:

Brown sugar is used to sweeten the drink. This is what gives this drink its unique flavor. You can use light or dark brown sugar, depending on your preference.


Espresso is necessary for the coffee flavor. Two to three shots should be enough. Starbucks adds 2 shots to a grande drink. If you use an espresso machine, there is an easy way to make decaf espresso. For decaf espresso, use 40ml of water.

This will produce a stronger coffee than regular espresso, typically made with 30-35ml water. If the flavor is too strong, try using half-decaf coffee beans. With this method, you can still enjoy the taste of espresso without the added caffeine.

Vanilla Extract:

Vanilla extract is optional but adds sweetness and depth of flavor. You can use artificial or natural vanilla extract. If you use artificial vanilla extract, make sure it is alcohol-free, so it doesn't affect the coffee's flavor.

Oat Milk:

It's a great non-dairy alternative that's also relatively low in calories. When it comes to oat milk, choose a brand that says barista. These oat milks froth better and provide a richer taste.

Making the Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Brown Sugar Syrup:

Whether making a quick cup of coffee at home or crafting a signature latte at your coffee shop, brown sugar simple syrup is a delicious way to add a touch of sweetness.

Making your syrup is easy, and it's a great way to control the sugar content of your drinks.

  1. To make a simple syrup, you only need brown sugar, water, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  2. Mix the brown sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Then lower the heat and let the mixture simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into a glass jar, letting it cool before placing a lid on top and storing it in the fridge.

You can add brown sugar and vanilla extract directly to your espresso for a quick and easy alternative. Either way, you'll have a sweet and deliciously flavored coffee drink!


Transfer the syrup to an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. If you want to extend its shelf life, you can add a splash of vodka to the syrup. Enjoy your homemade brown sugar syrup in your favorite drinks.

2. Oat Milk:

Here's how it's done:

  1. The materials you will need to make the milk are a blender, a sieve or fine mesh strainer, and either a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, fine cloth or lint-free towel.
  2. Add the oats to a blender with chilled water, 1 or 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or agave, A drop of vanilla extract, and A pinch of salt, then blend.
  3. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag twice, then decant into a bottle/container of choice and refrigerate.

3. Toasted vanilla syrup:

The new flavor from Starbucks will surely take your espresso to the next level. Roasted hazelnuts and vanilla combine to create a rich, delicious syrup perfect for your morning cup of coffee.

  1. To make your toasted vanilla syrup, simply roast hazelnuts and simmer them with sugar and water.
  2. Then, add vanilla extract to taste.
  3. For an extra touch of flavor, try Toasted Marshmallow syrup. This syrup will become a new favorite with its delightful toasted vanilla flavor.

Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso Recipe:

Ingredients of the Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso:

  •  1 cup Ice

    • 2-3 shots of espresso
    • 2 tbsp brown sugar syrup
    • ¼-½ cup oat milk
    • Cinnamon (optional)

    Steps To Making the Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso:

    1. To make a shaken espresso, add 2 shots of espresso, 1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar syrup, and 1 cup of ice to a mason jar or cocktail shaker.
    2. Then, close the jar or shaker with a lid and shake vigorously for about 5 seconds.
    3. Once thoroughly mixed, drink, pour it into a tall glass with the ice and top it off with oat milk. You can add as much milk as you like, but Starbucks typically adds 2-4 tablespoons.

    Serving the Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso:

    Top it off with whipped cream and serve immediately. Enjoy your delicious, homemade iced espresso!


    What is shaken espresso?

    Shaken espresso is a unique drink made by shaking freshly brewed espresso with ice and syrup, similar to how you would make a cocktail. The result is a frothy, light coffee that doesn't have the same heavy consistency as a traditional iced cof

    How many espresso shots does Starbucks use in each drink?

    Starbucks' shaken espresso is a popular drink choice among the coffee chain's patrons. The drink is made with two shots of espresso for the Tall size, three shots for the Grande, and four shots for the Venti. So those looking for a pick-me-up may want to consider ordering a Tall or Grande size, as the Venti contains nearly twice as much caffeine as the Tall.

    Is your recipe vegan? Is the original Starbucks recipe vegan?

    When it comes to coffee, one of the most popular choices is oat milk. Many coffee lovers find that oat milk has a creamier texture than almond milk, making it ideal for lattes and other espresso-based drinks. This recipe and the original Starbucks versions are completely vegan as they use oat milk. So you can enjoy a delicious, vegan-friendly iced espresso without compromising on taste or quality.

    Is it ok to use dairy milk instead of oat milk?

    While oat milk is the preferred choice for this recipe, you can use any type of milk that you like. Dairy, almonds, cashew, soy, and coconut milk are all viable options. If you want to make a dairy-free iced espresso, simply substitute the dairy milk for your favorite plant-based milk.

    What to do if I don't have an espresso maker at home?

    If you don't have an espresso maker, you can brew a strong cup of coffee using a French press, Make a pot, or Aeropress. You'll want to use twice the amount of coffee grounds you normally use to make a cup of coffee. For example, if you typically use 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds, use 2 tablespoons for a stronger cup of coffee. If you don't have any of these devices, you can also make a makeshift espresso by using ground coffee and boiling water very finely.