An Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk 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.
Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso
This Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk 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 due product shortages.
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 Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk 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.
For the Syrup:
- light brown sugar: You can also use dark brown sugar for a richer, more molasses taste.
- water: Enough to thin out the syrup to your liking.
- ground cinnamon: This flavor combined with the brown sugar and vanilla is incredible.
- pure vanilla extract: Or substitute for imitation vanilla flavor.
For the Drink:
- brown sugar syrup: Of which you just made.
- ice: To cool everything down.
- freshly brewed espresso: A lighter espresso (like the blonde roast from Starbucks) is what’s typically used in this type of drink.
- oat milk: This is my favorite dairy free milk!
How to Make Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso
- To make the 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.
- Once ready, add a tablespoon of the brown sugar syrup to a cup then add the ice.
- Pour over the espresso and shake to combine. Pour in the oat milk, shake again, and enjoy.
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!
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.
Don’t forget to check out our Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso web story!
Brown Sugar Syrup
- ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup water
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract or imitation vanilla flavor
Needed for the Drink
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar syrup
- 1 cup ice
- 2 ounces freshly brewed espresso
- 1 cup oat milk
- 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.
- Once ready add a tablespoon of the brown sugar syrup to a cup then add the ice.
- Pour over the espresso and stir to combine. Pour in the oat milk and serve.
- See post for storage options.
*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.
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Serving Size:10 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 2g
*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.