How To Make A Brown Sugar Oat Milk (Iced) Shaken Espresso?




As Starbucks became more and more popular so did the specialized espresso-based beverages they made. This is also true for the brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso. But, what happens when you do not have a Starbucks coffee shop available nearby? You are left wondering how to make a brown sugar shaken espresso at home. Well, we have got you covered!

We included all the information about what exactly is a shaken espresso and how you can make one with the most basic kitchen tools you probably have laying around in your kitchen. So let us get started.

What Is A Shaken Espresso?

A shaken espresso comes from an Italian iced espresso more commonly known as shakerato. It is traditionally made using a single or a double espresso shot brewed using an espresso machine, simple syrup or sugar, and ice. Once all the ingredients are combined it is shaken up in a cocktail shaker.

How Many Shots Of Espresso Are In A Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso?

This popular Starbucks beverage is made using 2 espresso shots. As a result, the drink has a balanced flavor with enough caffeine to keep you going throughout the day.

What Is In The Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Version?

The base is completely the same as for a shaken espresso. For the brown sugar oat milk version, you only need to add brown sugar simple syrup, ice cubes, and oat milk.

Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso

All Ingredients Explained

Every ingredient in a brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso has its purpose:

  • brown sugar – is used to make simple syrup. While you can use regular white sugar too, brown sugar has a much stronger molasses flavor.
  • vanilla extract – instead of the extract you can use vanilla powder or paste too. Wheter or not you want to add vanilla is optional, but, it certainly does enhance the flavor of your latte.
  • espresso – you can use anywhere from 2 to 3 espresso shots depending on how strong of a flavor you want to achieve. If you find this to be too much caffeine for you, you can even opt for decaf coffee.
  • oat milk – there are many different brands you can try nowadays but the barista-quality ones have a much creamier texture. As a result, you can get a much smoother flavor. You can even try an oat creamer if you prefer.

Can You Add Regular Milk?

Yes, you can. Non-dairy milk is not for everyone. Also, you can try other plant-based milk types just make sure that they do not have any additional sweeteners or flavors as this will throw the recipe out of balance.

The Only Recipe You Will Ever Need

Here is a detailed recipe that will provide you with a delicious brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso:

AuthorPatriciaDifficultyBeginner

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

Brown Sugar Syrup
 4 tbsp lightly packed brown sugar
 6 tbsp water
 1 tsp vanila extract
 ½ tsp ground cinamon
Lattes
 2 fl oz espresso
 oat milk (use as much as you need to fill the cup up completely)
 2 glases filled with ice cubes half way
 a cocktail shaker (or a mason jar) filled with ice cubes

1

Combine all the syrup ingredients in a stovetop pot and place it atop a direct heat source. Whisk all the ingredients to ensure that they are properly combined. Once you see that the syrup is starting to simmer lower the heat down and leave the pot on for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Keep whisking the syrup until all the sugar has dissolved and the syrup has a thickened consistency. At this point, you want to remove the syrup from the heat and set it aside to cool down.

2

Now, brew a double shot of espresso using your espresso machine. If you do not have one you can opt for a 1/2 cup of strong coffee.

3

Add espresso, 3 tbsp of the syrup you just made, and a few ice cubes into the shaker and shake vigorously for about 1 to 2 minutes. If you do not have a shaker, a mason jar will do just fine.

Add some more ice to each glass. Divide the espresso mixture between the glasses. Add oat milk to top it up. Stir and enjoy!

4

Now, fill 2 glasses with ice cubes halfway up, divide the espresso brew in half, and pour the drink directly over the ice. Add oat milk into the cups to the top, stir, and enjoy your brew.

Ingredients

Brown Sugar Syrup
 4 tbsp lightly packed brown sugar
 6 tbsp water
 1 tsp vanila extract
 ½ tsp ground cinamon
Lattes
 2 fl oz espresso
 oat milk (use as much as you need to fill the cup up completely)
 2 glases filled with ice cubes half way
 a cocktail shaker (or a mason jar) filled with ice cubes

Directions

1

Combine all the syrup ingredients in a stovetop pot and place it atop a direct heat source. Whisk all the ingredients to ensure that they are properly combined. Once you see that the syrup is starting to simmer lower the heat down and leave the pot on for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Keep whisking the syrup until all the sugar has dissolved and the syrup has a thickened consistency. At this point, you want to remove the syrup from the heat and set it aside to cool down.

2

Now, brew a double shot of espresso using your espresso machine. If you do not have one you can opt for a 1/2 cup of strong coffee.

3

Add espresso, 3 tbsp of the syrup you just made, and a few ice cubes into the shaker and shake vigorously for about 1 to 2 minutes. If you do not have a shaker, a mason jar will do just fine.

Add some more ice to each glass. Divide the espresso mixture between the glasses. Add oat milk to top it up. Stir and enjoy!

4

Now, fill 2 glasses with ice cubes halfway up, divide the espresso brew in half, and pour the drink directly over the ice. Add oat milk into the cups to the top, stir, and enjoy your brew.

Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso Latte

Why Is This The Best Recipe?

While the brown sugar syrup provides the latte with a bit of spiced flavor, the cinnamon and vanilla give it a rich aroma. The oat milk works as a cherry on top which makes the texture much smoother.

Will It Provide The Starbucks Results?

Well, it certainly does come close. It is the best version you can make at home and it will not cost you as much money.

How Much Caffeine Is In This Drink?

Since it is usually brewed using a double shot of espresso, this brew contains about 150 mg of caffeine. It will give you the kick you need to complete your tasks throughout the day.

Who Can Enjoy Dairy-Free Coffee?

Truly anyone and everyone can enjoy a dairy-free espresso beverage. While oat milk is used as a replacement for all those who are lactose-intolerant, even those who can do dairy should give this recipe a try – it will blow your mind.

How Long Can You Store The Brown Sugar Syrup For?

The great thing about this syrup is that it won’t go bad that fast. You can keep it in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks at a time. However, it has the most pungent flavor within the first 72 hours.

What If You Do Not Have An Espresso Machine?

As we explained, you can use a cup of regular coffee, just make it a strong one. Also, you can try to make an espresso shot using a drip brewer or try any of these brewing methods instead.

Can You Try Instant Coffee Instead?

Yes, you can. Keep in mind that the flavor will not be the same, however, instant coffee can be a very handy replacement. If you want a stronger flavor, you can opt for instant espresso too. To make a brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso using instant coffee add 1 teaspoon of instant coffee for every 1/3 cup of water. The great thing is that instant coffee easily dilutes in cold water so there is no need to dissolve it first in hot water.

To Wrap It Up

That is it. Now you have all the information you need to brew yourself a Starbucks brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso from the comfort of your home. You can adjust the ratios in the recipe based on your preferences to ensure that you get what you are hoping for.
We recommend that you get a Starbucks version and make one yourself so you can try both at the same time and know which option suits your taste buds better.



Patricia
As a former cook and a pastry chef, Patricia knows how to recognize fresh ingredients and appreciates their quality above all else. Her ideal day is spent at a local farmer’s market looking for the fruits, vegetables, and herbs she can combine and use to make meals for her loved ones. She is also a big coffee enthusiast and enjoys trying out different coffee brews while traveling.