Starbucks does it again with a new drink just in time for the warmer months. I was pumped when I saw that they were carrying oatmilk and ran out to my local one as fast as one can with a newborn only to find they were OUT. Turns out there is a bit of a high demand and not enough supply so most Starbucks are low or out of oatmilk. That’s fine because whenever something like this happens I just think to myself “I could make this at home” and sure enough I did. This Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso recipe is not only easy to make but super tasty and it may even save you some dollars as well.
What’s The Fuss Over Oatmilk?
I get asked often if oatmilk is good for you. The thing is that food isn’t always that black and white. Good is a relative term and can mean different things to different people. Is it good for the body? Is it good nutritionally? Is it good tasting? The list goes on. We can become obsessed with what’s good when really we need to think on a broader scale of what does our whole diet look like. That is another discussion for another day so let’s not get too granular with oatmilk shall we?
I think oatmilk is a great alternative if you cannot tolerate cow’s milk as it will be easier for the digestion. I love a good oatmilk latte. That being said, it is not so great on the protein content so it is not a 1:1 substitute from a nutritional standpoint. However, we don’t always have to look at our food on a micro scale instead we can also look at it from a variety standpoint. Varying our diet allows us to get all types of nutrients (macro & micro) from your diet. I personally like the creaminess of oatmilk and find that if I’ve already had a good amount of dairy in a day, it is nice on my digestion as well. Try it out for yourself and if you don’t like it, you can always make this drink with any type of milk you prefer.
I hadn’t heard of a shaken espresso before but suddenly it is all the rage at Starbucks. Since I’m at home with a newborn and dying to get out of the house, I decided to go take a trip TWO separate times to try it out. Turns out oatmilk is in HIGH demand so I was unable to get the actual oatmilk shaken espresso. So instead of wallowing, I decided to try making it myself. It was actually easier to make than I would’ve thought and think that this summer is going to be filled with these easy to make and even easier to drink coffee beverages. Bonus points for that it’s already cold so I don’t have to worry if it takes me hours to drink with said newborn keeping me busy.
To Make This Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso You Will Need
The good news is that you most likely have most of these ingredients in your house already. The only thing I had to run out for was the oatmilk. Let’s look at what you will need.
Espresso/Coffee– I used my Nespresso machine and just ran an espresso pod through twice but you can use any espresso machine or coffee machine to make the strong coffee/espresso of choice. If I make a pot of coffee, I’ll often save what is left in the fridge for iced drinks. You could also use a cold brew/cold brew concentrate as well for this drink. Finally if you aren’t looking for a pick me up you can always use decaf here as well.
Oatmilk- Any milk will do but oatmilk provides a different flavor and a creamy and thick texture. I like Oatly, Planet Oat, or even making my own.
Brown Sugar– you can use dark or light, whatever you have on hand. If you prefer you could also swap in coconut sugar.
Vanilla Extract– I love making my own with vanilla beans and alcohol but if you don’t have the time make sure you find a pure vanilla extract.
Cinnamon– I add this into the mixture but I also like to sprinkle it on top at the end as well for a little extra flavor.
Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Recipe
Alright, enough is enough, let’s get down to business. This shaken espresso drink is so easy to make you will be making it daily, errr or maybe that’s just me. Making the brown sugar syrup ahead of time means you will have plenty of syrup to make over 48 drinks, that is if you stick to the recipe. You are always allowed to add more syrup if you want a little extra sweetness, that’s up to you! Now get to shaking.Print
Starbuck’s came out with their new shaken espressos and they are so delicious but also really easy to make at home. Skip the line (and the $$$) and make this at home.
Brown Sugar Syrup
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
2 shots or 2 oz. espresso or strongly brewed coffee
2 teaspoons brown sugar syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon
1 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup oatmilk (or milk of choice)
Brown Sugar Syrup
In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat, whisk together brown sugar and water.
Bring to a boil, turn heat to medium and simmer for 3 minutes, whisking frequently.
Remove from heat and allow to cool, use immediately or store in a 1-cup glass airtight container.
Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
Brew coffee or espresso (can be hot or cold)
In a mug or glass, mix together coffee, brown sugar syrup, vanilla & cinnamon
In a 2-cup glass jar, add ice and pour coffee mixture over. Cover glass jar with a lid and shake for 10 seconds.
Pour oatmilk over coffee, add more ice if desired & enjoy!
Short on time? Just add 1-2 tsp brown sugar directly to your coffee and stir to combine.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 94
- Fat: 3
- Carbohydrates: 16
- Protein: 2
Now you don’t have to worry if your Starbucks runs out of this new delicious summer drink. Make this Shaken Espresso at home and save time and money this year, enjoy!
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