Are you ready to try one of the most delicious and recent Starbucks coffees?

Have you ever had an iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso? If not, you should try this as soon as possible. It’s very addictive.

I know that I have the same reaction every time I drink it. This coffee drink is one of my favorite beverages. This coffee is straightforward to make, and it’s delicious, creamy, and full of flavor.

Are you ready to learn all about this new coffee recipe? Grab a nice cup of coffee and start reading away.

What is a shaken espresso?

Shaken espresso is lightly frothed espresso made by shaking espresso with ice and adding flavoring like brown sugar syrup.

The shaken part of this recipe is to give the coffee a bit more structure, and it will provide the coffee and flavoring a great way to incorporate all their flavors.

Starbucks uses the shaken way of mixing the coffee and add-ins instead of popping it into a blender like they usually do.

The great part about the shaken way of making this recipe is that it’s super easy to do at home and doesn’t require that many ingredients and equipment.

Ingredients needed to make an iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso

This coffee recipe is super easy to follow and make and doesn’t require many ingredients.

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Two espresso shots
  • Oat milk
  • Brown sugar syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Topping: cinnamon

That’s all there is to it. You’ll also need a resealable jar or mason jar to shake the espresso. If you don’t have either of the pots, you can also use a cocktail shaker to shake the espressos.

The espressos must be of good quality as this will be a big part of the recipe, so make sure you’re using the best coffee possible. I’ve listed a few tips for brewing the coffee below the recipe card.

After the recipe card, I’ll also show you how to make your own brown sugar syrup that you’ll need for this recipe. Don’t worry it’s super easy to make, and I’ll guide you through the recipe step-by-step.

To briefly touch on the oat milk, you can use any oat milk you like. Starbucks uses Oatly oat milk to make their coffees. However, you can use any oat milk you have at home.

If you want, you can use the sweetened version of oat milk, but make sure you balance the sweetness of the coffee as the brown sugar syrup is also really sweet. I recommend using unsweetened oat milk for this reason.

Let me tell you a bit about my tasting experience; after that, I’ve listed the recipe for you to try. Remember, after the recipe card, I’ll have tons of tips about the recipe, so make sure to read along.

How does this coffee taste?

I must say, I was pleasantly surprised when I made this coffee and tasted it for the first time. It tastes sweet and creamy from oat milk. It’s such a crazy good combo.

The added brown sugar syrup makes for a great addition to level up the flavor profile of this coffee and gives its unique character.

I think this is one of the best iced coffees that you can make for those summer days when you feel like drinking iced coffee.

This is one of those recipes that you keep drinking all day long!

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

The best shaken espresso coffee recipe to date.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • Two shots of espresso
  • Oat milk 1/3 cup (43 grams)
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Topping: cinnamon


To make this recipe, follow to below-listed steps:

  1. Fill a mason jar with ice cubes till half full.
  2. Pour in the espresso shots and brown sugar syrup.
  3. Close the mason jar and shake for 30 seconds to a minute to mix the coffee with brown sugar and make the fluffy texture.
  4. Remove the lid and pour the coffee mixture into an ice-filled glass. You can also use the mason jar for drinking.
  5. Now, pour in the oat milk.
  6. Top the cold shaken espresso off with dusted cinnamon.

That's all there is to it. This recipe is super easy to make once you have all the ingredients near you.


If you don't have a mason jar at home, you can use a resealable jar or cocktail shaker to fluff and mix the espresso mixture.

The nutrition information is based on the above-listed ingredients. If you feel like the coffee is not sweet enough or too sweet, make sure to switch things up to your taste. But keep in mind that this will also change the nutritional information.

Down below, I'll go a bit more in-depth about the number of calories in this coffee. If you're interested in learning more about it, make sure to read along.

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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 1.5gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCarbohydrates: 36.7gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 34.1gProtein: 1g

Additional photos of making the coffee

The coffee recipe is relatively easy to follow, but I still wanted to provide you with some additional photos of the brewing and making of the coffee recipe.

  • So, first things first. Brew two good espressos. I’ve used an AeroPress to brew mine.
  • Then, add the brown sugar syrup, ice cubes, and freshly brewed coffee into a jar.
  • Shake the contents of the jar and make sure to create enough air bubbles. This will make the drink even better.
  • Then, grab some more ice, fill up a glass, and pour the coffee mixture on top. If you’re using a mason jar, you can drink straight out of the jar, and you can skip this step.
  • Then, pour the oat milk into your coffee drink.
  • Finally, sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the coffee. This is optional, so if you don’t feel like adding it, skip it.

Now your coffee is done and waiting to be enjoyed. Easy right? If you want to calculate the number of calories of this coffee further, you can do so by reading along.

How many calories are in this shaken espresso?

There’s a total of 143 calories in this coffee drink. The number of calories is mostly made up of brown sugar syrup, but let’s be honest, this is one of the key features of this coffee that makes it so delicious.

If you don’t have oat milk at your disposal, you can use another milk alternative or use cow’s milk instead.

The flavor of the coffee will change, but the key features will stay the same. If you feel like switching out the milk and you want to know how many calories your drink will contain, you can check the table below:

Milk or milk alternative:Amount of calories:
Oat milk143 calories
Almond milk132 calories
Soy milk140 calories
Coconut milk129 calories
Whole milk147 calories
2% fat milk144 calories
Nonfat milk136 calories

The calories mentioned in the table above are made with the same amounts of milk mentioned in the recipe. Now you have a great idea of how many calories this coffee will add to your day.

If you’re going to use a milk alternative I haven’t listed, keep in mind that the brown sugar syrup is good for 120 calories. You can now calculate how many calories your coffee drink will contain with the milk alternative you’re going to use.

How to make brown sugar syrup

Starbucks uses pre-made brown sugar syrup. But did you know that you can easily make some brown sugar syrup at home?

It only contains two ingredients and will taste amazing. To make the brown sugar syrup collect the following items:

  • Brown sugar 1/2 cup (120 grams)
  • Water 1/2 cup (120 ml)
  • Small saucepan with a handle

I’ll be showing you how to make a syrup out of only two items. This coffee syrup will give you the best flavoring possible. The syrup will eventually look like this:

"Brown sugar syrup."

Adding raw sugar to iced coffee will not dissolve and will leave you with a weird-tasting, grainy coffee that isn’t great. Follow the steps I’ve listed below.

You’re basically making simple syrup, but with brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar:

  1. Add the brown sugar and water to a small saucepan, preferably with a handle.
  2. Place on medium heat until the sugar has fully dissolved.
  3. Slowly stir through the sugary water to prevent burning.
  4. Once the sugar has fully dissolved, remove it from the heat and leave it to cool down completely.
  5. When the brown sugar syrup has fully cooled down, transfer it to a container to store or place it in a glass with a pouring spout to make it easy to pour into your coffee.

You can make more or less brown sugar syrup, depending on the number of coffees you’ll be making. The above-listed brown sugar syrup recipe will be enough for 6 to 8 coffees (depending on how sweet you like your coffee).

If you’re interested in more information about this syrup, check out my other article here! (That one will contain more pictures as well)

How to make espresso for this recipe

If you have an espresso machine at home, you can pull two shots of espresso from there. This will create the best possible coffee.

However, suppose you don’t have an espresso machine at home, and you want to use a great-tasting espresso as the basis for this coffee recipe. In that case, I highly recommend brewing coffee using an AeroPress or Moka pot instead.

"Medium roasted coffee beans to make the coffee basis for this recipe."

These coffee brewers make a robust espresso that complements the recipe almost as great as the bigger and more expensive espresso machines.

Use Nespresso pods as the coffee basis

Starbucks uses its blond roast espresso coffee as the basis for the recipe. Did you know you can use your Nespresso machine with the compatible Starbucks blond roast espresso cups for this recipe?

I’ve had these coffee cups before, and they taste amazing and come really close to the flavor of ordering a blond espresso at Starbucks.

If you don’t feel like using the Starbucks coffee cups for this recipe, you can also use regular coffee pods from Nespresso or any other brand. Make sure to use a strong and flavorful espresso as this will make a big difference in this recipe’s flavor.

You want to create a strong coffee basis with an espresso that compliments the rest of the ingredients.

Switch out the espresso for cold brew coffee

If you want to go all out and get the most caffeine and flavor into your coffee, you can also switch out the espresso for cold brew coffee or cold brew espresso.

Although it technically isn’t a shaken espresso recipe anymore, it will taste amazing.

Just follow the same steps of this recipe but switch the espresso for cold brew coffee. Don’t forget to shake the cold brew coffee, just as you would with an espresso.

This will ensure the coffee gets nice and fluffy and give this unique twist to your coffee drink.


This new Starbucks coffee drink is amazing. But what is even more amazing than ordering a Starbucks coffee? Making their coffees at home.

I’ve shown you a few ways to make this delicious recipe from the comfort of your home and even how to switch things up by using different kinds of milk alternatives and other coffees.

The ways to brew this iced coffee are endless. I hope to see you back on my blog soon, as I have many more coffee recipes to share with you!

If you can’t get enough coffee recipes, you can check out a few I’ve listed below.

Have you tried this coffee before? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!

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  1. I stumbled upon your blog today and I feel like I’ve struck gold 🙂 Thanks for all of the recipes and I’m making this one for my afternoon treat!

    • Picture of Jeffrey, Author at Your Dream Coffee

      Hey Stacie,

      Thank you for the kind words, I’m glad to hear it!
      Let me know how your afternoon treat turns out.

      If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.


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