Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Recipe

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Recipe

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Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso might just be my new favorite cold espresso drink.

Just recently I tried the Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. It was the first time I had ever had it. Right after watching the barista make the drink (and train another barista to make it), I asked her what was in it. After telling her that I have an espresso machine at home she says, “Oh, you can definitely make this!” And guess what…I’m came home and made my own version of the iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso drink! You can easily make this iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso at home, too, when you use this recipe.

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Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Goodness

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Recipe

The best part of this drink is the flavor. The brown sugar combined with the espresso, oatmilk and a little bit of cinnamon gives the drink almost a smooth, buttery taste. Cinnamon anything is my go-to flavor, but something about the combination of coffee and cinnamon is extra special.

When you add the cinnamon and brown sugar together it tastes like you’re drinking a cinnamon roll. My tried and true followers know that I love cinnamon rolls, so naturally this drink is going to top my list of favorites.

While I used to be a Starbucks barista myself, you don’t have to be a barista to be able to make your own espresso drinks at home. You honestly don’t even need an espresso machine, but they are pretty fun to have. What matters most is that you love what you drink…how you get there is only part of the journey to great coffee and espresso.

Get You Some Brown Sugar Syrup

Yes, you can buy brown sugar syrup to make your iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso. But I also recommend making your own syrup if you can! It’s easy to make, and you don’t have to worry about any added chemicals or colors.

Making the brown sugar cinnamon syrup is so easy! All you need is water, cinnamon sticks, brown sugar and white sugar. From there you let it boil and simmer for a while before letting it cool. My husband is not a fan of sweets, but he tried the syrup on its own and said it tastes pretty darn good.

Once you’ve got your syrup made or purchased, you’ll want to grab some oat milk, ice and of course the espresso. At the moment I have the Lavazza Whole Bean Espresso in my grinder. You can use any espresso you prefer, but I’m pretty sure that Starbucks uses a lighter, nuttier espresso roast.

And a little note…I saw the barista using Oatly’s Barista Oatmilk. That’s what I’ll be using in this recipe, as well!

Make the Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Recipe

Once you’ve got your mise en place all set up and ready to go, the rest is super quick and super easy. First, brew the two shots of espresso. Pour that and the homemade brown sugar cinnamon syrup over your ice in a shaker. Place the lid on the shaker and give it a few really good shakes. If you don’t have a shaker you can definitely use something like a Blender Bottle. Those air bubbles are necessary!

Next, pour the shaken espresso into your cup. Top with the oat milk. You’ll see a cascading effect…always very pretty and very welcome. Once you’ve combined the oat milk with the shaken espresso, top with a sprinkle of brown sugar or cinnamon if you’d like and enjoy. I told you it was easy to make your own Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shake Espresso at home!

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso for Everyone

This is a great drink to make at home for your family and friends. You can show off your newly-learned barista skills while also serving your guests a cool and refreshing espresso drink. I bet some of you will even be inspired to add a little bit of a grown-up twist to the drink (can you imagine this with a shot of RumChata?! Yum…).

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

Now don’t get me wrong…I will still enjoy this drink at Starbucks from time to time. It’s always a little bit better when you can get someone else to make it for you and you don’t have to clean up the mess. But making it at home is great, too.

What other Starbucks drinks have you been inspired to try and make at home? What’s your favorite iced espresso or coffee drink? Let me know in the comments below!


Rating: 1 out of 5.
Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Recipe

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

If you love the Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Starbucks Shaken Espresso then you will love this at-home version even more! Featuring a homemade brown sugar cinnamon syrup, this espresso drink will quickly become your new favorite. I know that I absolutely love it!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink


Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup

  • 4 small cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3.5 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

The Drink

  • 2 shots espresso freshly brewed
  • 4 tbsp homemade brown sugar cinnamon syrup
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup oatmilk


Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup

  • Before you make the drink you need to make the syrup. Start by putting the water, brown sugar, white sugar, 4 small cinnamon sticks and vanilla extract into a medium-sized pot. Stir.
  • Bring the contents of the pot to a boil. Reduce to low to medium heat and continue to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Removed the cinnamon sticks. Let the rest of the contents continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the stove top. Remove the syrup from heat and let it cool at room temp.
  • Store in an air tight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

  • First brew your two shots of espresso.
  • In a shaker (or blender bottle if you don't have a shaker) pour one cup of ice. After the espresso is done brewing, add the espresso and the brown sugar cinnamon syrup. Shake until frothy.
  • Pour the espresso, syrup and ice mixture into your glass. Fill with the oatmilk.
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  • Top with cinnamon or brown sugar and a straw if desired. Drink right away for best taste. Enjoy!
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