Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
Learn how to make the best iced shaken espresso recipe ever! This copycat of Starbucks brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso over ice is silky, refreshing, and delicious.
If you’re a coffee enthusiast like me, always on the lookout for unique and exciting flavors, then you’re in for a treat! Today, I want to introduce you to a delightful concoction that will awaken your taste buds and make your morning routine feel like a luxurious getaway. Get ready to savor the delectable experience of a Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso!
What is a Shaken Espresso?
A shaken espresso is a method of preparing and serving espresso that involves shaking it with ice and other ingredients such as sweetener and milk to create a refreshing and frothy beverage. This technique originated from Starbucks, with their signature “shaken espresso” drinks. Their Brown Sugar Oatmilk version is our favorite.
Starbucks didn’t come up with this ice espresso technique, however. Italy has been serving Caffè Shakerato far longer – and is great as Affogato. Italian Caffè Shakerato focuses more on the pure essence of espresso.
It traditionally consists of a shot or two of espresso poured over ice in a cocktail shaker. The shaker is vigorously shaken to cool the espresso and create a rich layer of foam on top. The result is a strong and concentrated coffee with a bold flavor and a frothy texture. Caffè Shakerato is typically enjoyed without any additional sweeteners or milk, allowing the robust character of the espresso to shine through.
What Makes Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso So Special?
The magic of this drink lies in the combination of rich espresso, velvety oat milk, and a tantalizing touch of brown sugar syrup. The resulting flavor is a harmonious balance of sweetness and boldness that is just perfect. This shaken espresso has just the right amount of sweetness and isn’t overly syrupy.
Conclusion: Make the Tastiest Shaken Espresso at Home
Creating your own Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso is a rewarding and delicious experience. By following these simple steps, you can craft a frothy and flavorful beverage that rivals your favorite coffee shop.
The combination of rich espresso, homemade brown sugar syrup, and frothy oat milk creates a harmonious balance of flavors that is irresistible.
Brown sugar syrup
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the shaken espresso
- Double espresso shot
- 2 tbsp brown sugar syrup
- 1/2 cup oat milk
- Make the brown sugar syrup: Put the sugar, water, cinnamon, salt and vanilla into a small saucepan. Stir continuously until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
- Make the Shaken Espresso: Half fill a lidded jar with ice, add the double espresso and 2 tbsp of the brown sugar syrup. Screw on the lid and vigorously shake for at least a minute or until the jar looks full of foam.
- Half-fill a serving glass with ice and pour over the shaken espresso.
- Clean the jar you shook the espresso in then add 1/2 cup oat milk. Use a frother to froth the oat milk.
- Pour the frothy oat milk over the espresso.
- Enjoy immediately!
• We used dark brown sugar for the syrup as on testing this gave a rounder, more robust, and deeper flavor. You can substitute it with light brown sugar if you prefer.
• The brown sugar syrup recipe will give you enough syrup to make this recipe at least 8 times.
• For a truly authentic taste use Starbucks blonde espresso roast coffee beans.
• We used our bean-to-cup coffee machine to make a double espresso. If you aren’t able to
make an espresso in this way you could use a French press or make 1/2 cup strong instant
coffee. Alternatively, you can use 1/2 cup of the cold brew that you can buy at the store.
• As this is a shaken drink we used a lidded Mason Jar to give the ingredients a really good
shake and make them very foamy. You can use any jar with a secure lid.
• We used Oatly Barista oak milk for this recipe as that is what is used by Starbucks
themselves. However, you can certainly substitute this with your favorite brand or use a
different plant-based milk like coconut for another take on this drink.
• It’s not essential to froth the oat milk before pouring it over the espresso but in doing so you
will achieve a velvety and luxurious texture.
• Storage: Best enjoyed immediately after it’s made before the ice melts. Store the brown sugar
syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 (16 oz.) drink
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 3g