Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Copycat Recipe

starbucks iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso
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Published Date: 03/16/2022
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When it first got released, it seemed like everyone was talking about the Starbucks iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso.  I rushed to Starbucks to try it and it seemed to be unavailable for months. It got to the point where I would check every morning, only to be disappointed day after day. 

When I finally got to try it, I have to be 100% honest… I wasn’t super excited about it. It tastes a lot like sweetened milk. I got very little espresso taste. Although, I’m used to my iced caramel macchiato, so I could very well be comparing the amount and type of espresso, and I shouldn’t do that since they are very different drinks.

Over time, I learned to love the Starbucks iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso and have ordered it anytime that it’s been available (which still doesn’t seem to be very often). 

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According to the Starbucks website, the Starbucks iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso is described as Starbucks® Blonde espresso, brown sugar and cinnamon together, and then top it off with oatmilk and ice for a cool lift to power you through your day. So let’s see if we were able to recreate it at home.

Before I share our Starbucks iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso copycat recipe, let me answer a few questions.

Do I need an espresso maker?

While it’s definitely better to brew the coffee in an espresso maker, you can also brew it like regular coffee if you don’t have an espresso maker at home. We just recently received a Galanz Retro Espresso Maker — shown in the photos. It’s a gorgeous red color, a super fun retro design and makes the perfect cup of espresso.

Do I need to use a specific type of coffee?

You can use any type of espresso or coffee that you have on hand. Starbucks uses a blonde roast, Verdana Blend which can be purchased in local grocery stores and likely in Starbucks retail locations. Since they were sold out in my store, I just used one of the ground Starbucks coffee blends we had in our home already.

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Starbucks iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso copycat recipe
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What type of shaker is best?

I purchased an amazing OXO cocktail shaker on Amazon. A couple of reasons why I love it. It doubles as a cup. So if you really wanted to, you could just add ice and go. I love that it’s insulated and has a cap that stops any liquid from leaking out. 

What if I don’t like oat milk?

The Starbucks iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso is made with oat milk, but the beauty of making it at home is that you can make it however you’d like. So if you prefer a different type of milk, you can use whichever type you’d prefer.

What if it’s too sweet or not sweet enough for me?

You can adjust the amount of brown sugar according to your taste. I find one tablespoon to be the perfect amount of sweetness for me. But you can adjust that. 

Have any additional questions I haven’t answered? Make sure to leave those in the comments below!

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steps to make a Starbucks iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso
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I’ve tried to show the steps in the photos above for you, to make it a bit easier to make your Starbucks iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso at home.

Step 1: Add brown sugar to your shaker.

Step 2: Brew 4oz of espresso and pour it directly into your shaker with the brown sugar.

Step 3: Add oat milk to the shaker.

Step 4: Close the shaker and shake vigorously for a minute or so.

Step 5: Fill a cup with ice and pour the espresso over the ice.

Step 6: Sprinkle cinnamon on top and enjoy!

Starbucks iced  brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso copycat

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Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Copycat Recipe


  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

Description

They always seem to be sold out – now you can make the Starbucks iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso at home with this easy recipe.


Ingredients

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  • 4oz espresso made from Starbucks blonde roast
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened oatmilk
  • cinnamon
  • ice

Instructions

  • Add brown sugar to your shaker.

  • Brew 4oz of espresso and pour it directly into your shaker with the brown sugar.

    Step 3: Add oat milk to the shaker.

  • Close the shaker and shake vigorously for a minute or so.

  • Fill a cup with ice and pour the espresso over the ice.

  • Sprinkle cinnamon on top and enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 5 min

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  1. Thanks for sharing your Starbucks copycat recipe! I reckon my daughter will love this drink. And you made me think of buying a new coffee machine, just like your 🙂

  2. Oh, I definitely need to try this drink, it’s a good thing I already have some of the ingredients. That looks absolutely delicious and can wait to try making one soon.

  3. This is such a good Starbucks copycat, it really looks like the original one. I just bought a cinnamon and I’m so excited to try this recipe soon.

  4. This drink is my jam. I don’t do well with dairy and long ago had to make the switch to almond milk…..then oat milk became available and now it is all I drink. I do think, going from dairy to non-dairy can be a huge taste adjustment.

  5. I remember when my oldest son got an espresso machine. He was so proud to make drinks like this. They were so good.

  6. Wow, it’s good we can make it at home. Sometimes feel lazy to go there. Thank you for sharing!

  7. This is the perfect drink to make as the weather gets warmer. Thanks for sharing this copycat recipe, now I can make this at home

  8. I’ve been all about some Starbucks copycat drinks lately and this one lived up to the hype. Just like the real deal.

  9. Oh this sounds delicious! I like that you made yours with oat milk and the brown sugar is a great idea. Sounds so good!

  10. These copycat recipes are so helpful! Especially with the work-from-home lifestyle these days, this will be very beneficial.

  11. I do love a copycat recipe. I’ve never tried the original but this version sounds delicious. I might try it over the weekend.

  12. Oh wow this looks so good and perfect for the warmer days. Love that you chose to make this with oatmilk which is always my milk of choice.

  13. I’m not a coffee fan myself, but I know how expensive a Starbucks addiction can be. So if you can make a copycat from home that’s a great plan x

  14. I love making delicious Starbucks-style drinks at home. I will surely add this to the list.

  15. I love to start my day with this delicious Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso! It’s a very popular Starbucks copycat.

  16. I have wanted to try this but the carb load is so high! Now that I have your recipe, I can find ways to reduce the sugar, like making it with almond milk instead of oatmilk.

  17. This is my favorite Starbucks drink. I always order this when I get a chance to visit Starbucks. Now I can save a little bit of money by making this myself at home. Thank you for sharing your recipe

  18. This sounds like a great idea to make at home. Especially since it sounds like it is not available most of the time at their store. Most likely your go-to caramel one you enjoy the most had a more defined taste, the brown sugar oat milk one was blander to your tastebuds. I am glad you were able to figure it out at home so you could still enjoy this one.

  19. Yes! I love how you copied this recipe and made it better! I need some strong coffee to be happy as well, and I want to taste everything, I do not want one flavor to overshadow another! Thanks for this!

  20. Oh wow! I didn’t even know Starbucks had a drink like this, but I’d love to copycat it!! You have so many great copycat recipes – love it!

  21. I am totally loving this copy cat recipe and will be making this for myself 😉 I am pinning this one and thank you for sharing! I need to get a Starbucks cup 😉

  22. YES! Any time I see a Starbucks copycat recipe, I’m immediately in. I love their drinks, but they are absolutely too expensive for me.

  23. I will definitely have to try this! I love Iced Coffee Drinks and the Starbucks iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso sounds like it would be just up my alley. Sadly both Starbucks in my local business district have shut down, so I am definitely going to have to start mastering these copycat recipes! Thanks for sharing this one. (the only thing I will leave out when I make it is cinnamon. It’s weird I don’t dislike it per se, but don’t seek it out)

  24. I’m going to have to share this with my oldest daughter, she loves Starbucks and I’m not sure she has even tried the iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  25. I am personally not a coffee fan but my husband and eldest daughter love an iced coffee so I might try this out in the summer. I prefer oat milk to any other kind