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Homemade Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

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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!

homemade iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso in a glass.

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.

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. You all remember my Homemade Starbucks Pink Drink? I still make that!

How to make a 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)
  • espresso
  • full fat oat milk
  • lots of ice

Why 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 it 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 edition.

The barista edition is specially made to make sure it froths up beautifully and will not separate when added to hot beverages.

oat milk being poured into a shaken espresso.

What is a shaken espresso?

Shaken espresso is a hot espresso shot shaken with ice and usually blended with some sort of sweetner and creamy dairy or non-dairy beverage.

What if I don’t have an espresso machine?

No worries if you do not have a full on 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.

Can I use something other than oat milk?

Of course!

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 a sweetened syrup to the drink you’ll want to make sure you don’t make your drink too sweet.

2 glasses of iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso.

Love this homemade iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso?

Why not try a few of my other delicious caffeine based drinks!

Homemade Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

Homemade Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

Yield: 1 drink


For the brown sugar syrup:

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cinnamon stick

For the shaken espresso:

  • 2 cups ice, divided
  • 1 Shot of espresso
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar syrup
  • 1/2 cup oat milk


For brown sugar syrup:

  1. In a small pot over medium heat combine the water, brown sugar, vanilla, and the cinnamon stick.
  2. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and thickened.
  3. Remove from heat and transfer to a jar. 

For shaken espresso:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with 1 cup of ice.
  2. Add espresso shot and brown sugar syrup.
  3. Shake vigorously until well combined.
  4. Fill a glass with the remaining 1 cup of ice and pour the shaken espresso over it.
  5. 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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