This homemade iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso is the perfect Starbucks copycat! Made with a slightly sweet homemade brown sugar syrup, creamy oat milk, and a punch of caffeine-filled espresso. You won’t need to spend $6 on a drink when you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost!
If you’re looking to save a few dollars by not constantly going through the coffee drive-thru I have you covered with this HOMEMADE iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso.
Plus it’s made with homemade copycat Starbucks brown sugar syrup!
It’s slightly sweet, packed full of caffeine, and extra creamy with the addition of oat milk.
I don’t drink a ton of coffee and most weeks I maybe have a cup or two BUT when it comes to this iced coffee I find myself craving it daily.
It’s not overly sweet but can be adjusted based on how you like your coffee. I’m more of a less sweet person as I would rather eat my sweets versus drinking my sweets.
PLUS you know how I love making Starbucks drinks at home. Do you all remember my Homemade Starbucks Pink Drink? I still make that!
Ingredients for Starbucks iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso
You only need a few simple ingredients to make this delicious drink right at home!
- homemade brown sugar syrup (which has hints of vanilla and cinnamon)
- full-fat oat milk
- lots of ice
Using full-fat oat milk
Full fat oat milk will give you the most creamy texture and will resemble what you would get at Starbucks.
Plus, it tastes delicious and is fairly easy to find at most grocery stores.
There are a lot of different brands but my personal favorite is Oatly which comes in full fat, original, low-fat, and barista editions.
The barista edition is specially made to make sure it froths up beautifully and will not separate when added to hot beverages.
What is a shaken espresso?
Shaken espresso is a hot espresso shot shaken with ice and usually blended with some sort of sweetener (we’re using a homemade brown sugar syrup) and creamy dairy or non-dairy beverage.
I don’t own an espresso machine
No worries if you do not have a fancy espresso maker in your home.
You can substitute your favorite cold brew coffee, strong freshly brewed coffee, or even a store-bought iced coffee.
If you’re looking for a good espresso machine recommendation I really enjoy the Breville.
Using alternative diary and non-dairy milk
I really happen to love oat milk BUT that doesn’t mean everyone else does.
This drink also works with dairy milk, half and half, almond milk, macadamia nut milk, cashew milk, or even coconut milk.
You could also do this with flavored creamers but since you’re adding brown sugar syrup to the drink you’ll want to make sure you don’t make your drink too sweet.
More copycat Starbucks drinks
- Love sweet drinks? Try my Homemade Starbucks Pink Drink.
- This is used right in this recipe! Try my Copycat Starbucks Brown Sugar Syrup.
- Craving a fall drink? Try my Apple Crisp Macchiato.
- Need pumpkin spice all year long? Try my Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Coffee.
- 2 cups ice, divided
- 1 Shot of espresso
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar syrup
- 1/2 cup oat milk
- Fill a cocktail shaker with 1 cup of ice.
- Add espresso shot and brown sugar syrup.
- Shake vigorously until well combined.
- Fill a glass with the remaining 1 cup of ice and pour the shaken espresso over it.
- Top with oat milk and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 562Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 141gFiber: 1gSugar: 111gProtein: 1g
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