Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

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An iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso might be a mouthful to order at your local Starbucks, but the drink itself is so worth it! Skip the hassle of long lines and trying to get the name right at the counter and make it right in your own kitchen. Rich espresso, sweet brown sugar syrup, hints of cinnamon and vanilla, and dairy free oat milk are all shaken together with ice to keep you cool and caffeinated.

Jar of brown sugar oat milk espresso with two straws.

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

This Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso became a fast favorite of coffee lovers when it debuted at Starbucks. However, it quickly left customers heartbroken when it no longer showed up on the menu.

I saw it in a few locations across the country on a recent trip but not all stores had restocked. Well worry not, because you can make the Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso right at home! 

The brown sugar syrup is a cinch to make, and you can make a large batch to store in the fridge to make this drink time and time again! Plus, you can customize the flavors and what type of espresso you use to your preference, and it’s dairy free!

This drink is addicting and with this easy recipe you’ll never have to go without it. Plus at home, you know they’ll get your name right.

How to Make Our Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Recipe

  1. To make the brown sugar syrup, stir together the brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat. Let the combination come to a light boil for about one minute then remove the pan from heat, and let it cool completely. This is great to make a big batch and keep it in your refrigerator so you can make this drink anytime you get a craving for it.
  2. Once ready, add a tablespoon of the brown sugar syrup to a cup then add the ice.
  3. Pour over the espresso and shake to combine. Pour in the oat milk, shake again, and enjoy.
Collage showing how to make iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso.

Tips and Variations

  • Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon, chocolate shavings, or even whipped cream!
  • Make the syrup ahead of time for quick and easy lattes anytime.
  • If you don’t have espresso, you can make it with freshly brewed coffee although the flavor will be slightly different.
  • If oat milk isn’t your thing, try this recipe with almond or soy milk (the flavor may be slightly different).
  • Dress up your drink with a cinnamon stick garnish. It’s cute, and tasty!
Top down view of iced shaken espresso in a jar.

Storage and Reheating

Storage: The brown sugar syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. However, the rest of the drink should be made when ready to enjoy.

Reheating: As this is an iced coffee drink, we don’t recommend reheating.

Mason jars filled with iced shaken espresso with straws.

Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving

Ingredients

Brown Sugar Syrup

  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Needed for the Drink

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar syrup
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 ounces freshly brewed espresso
  • 1 cup oat milk

Instructions
 

  • To make the syrup, stir together the brown sugar, water, cinnamon and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat. Let it come to a light boil for about one minute then remove the pan from the heat, and let it cool completely.
    ½ cup light brown sugar
    ½ cup water
    ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Once ready add a tablespoon of the brown sugar syrup to a cup then add the ice.
    1 cup ice
  • Pour over the espresso and stir to combine. Pour in the oat milk and serve.
    2 ounces freshly brewed espresso
    1 cup oat milk
  • See post for storage options.

Suggested Equipment

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 (10-ounce) drink. Actual calories will vary.
 
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
 
*The drink is mildly sweet. Add additional brown sugar syrup to reach desired sweetness.
 
*Photos courtesy of Karla Rae Photography.

Nutrition

Serving: 10ounces | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 492IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 356mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of Berly’s Kitchen and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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