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Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso (Starbucks Copycat!)

by Capri Lilly
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Start your day with a delicious Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso! This popular Starbucks Copycat is filled with sweet, warm, cinnamon flavors and can be made in less than 10 minutes! (It’s Vegan & Dairy-Free!)

If you love making delicious Starbucks-style drinks at home, you’ll definitely want to try this Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte, or 5-Minute Iced Matcha Latte next!

Best Starbucks Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso Copycat

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This Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso Recipe is a coffee lover’s dream! It’s a creamy, perfectly sweetened, refreshing treat. It is also super quick to make and ultra-satisfying. This drink tastes exactly like the Starbucks version, but it cost way less when you make it in your own home!

Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Vegan

What is a shaken espresso?

A shaken espresso is a coffee drink made with espresso, sweetener, and ice tossed into a shaker or mason jar and shaken until it foams. You can then add your favorite non-dairy milk to the shaken espresso to make a delicious drink.

Ingredients needed to make starbucks copycat brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso: oat mik, brown simple syrup, cinnamon, ice, espresso, shaker.

What Is In The iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso?

  • Brown Simple Syrup: Made with brown sugar, water, and vanilla extract. You can easily double or triple the recipe to make more and leave it in the fridge so you can use it whenever you need it! If you want to make this refined sugar-free, you can try coconut sugar. I haven’t tried that yet but I’m sure it’d be delicious!
  • Espresso: You can use 2-3 shots of espresso OR very strong coffee. Starbucks Blonde Espresso is typically used to make this drink. Cold brew coffee is also a great option if you do not have espresso available to you.
  • Oat Milk: Unsweetened oat milk works best. Starbucks uses Oatly Brand Oat Milk, but you can use whichever oat milk you prefer. If you want to go the extra mile, you can even make your own oat milk from scratch using my 5-minute Homemade Oat Milk Recipe!
  • Ice: You’ll need to fill a mason jar or shaker with ice to mix the drink. You’ll also need a bit more ice to pour the shaken drink over.
  • Cocktail Shaker or Mason Jar: If you do not have a cocktail shaker at home, you can use a mason jar with a lid or wide-mouth bottle.

How To Make Starbucks Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso With Oat milk?

  1. Add the espresso (or coffee), cinnamon, brown sugar simple syrup, and cinnamon into a mason jar or shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake the drink until it is cold, frothy, and well mixed, about 30 seconds.
  3. Pour over the shaken espresso over ice and top with oat milk. Stir to combine and Enjoy!
Add Espresso to a Shaker filled with Ice
Add Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
Add Cinnamon

I like to make the brown sugar simple syrup in large batches and keep it in the fridge so it’s handy. It saves me a ton of time and all I need to do is grab a glass, my espresso and oat milk, and quickly prepare my brown sugar espresso drink! It saves me quite a bit of money AND it tastes just as good as ordering this Starbucks drink from a barista!

The brown simple syrup takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and is made with 3 simple ingredients: Brown Sugar, Water, and Vanilla Extract. You simply add the ingredients to a small saucepan, stir, bring it to a simmer, then remove it from the heat and let it cool before using.

How to make Brown Sugar Syrup?

  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add brown sugar and cold water and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and stir constantly until the sugar completely dissolves.
  3. Let the simple syrup simmer for 5-10 minutes. The longer the syrup simmers, the thicker it will become once cooled.
  4. Remove the simple syrup from the heat, stir in vanilla extract (optional), and let it cool.
  5. Use it as desired, and store any remaining simple syrup in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Adding Espresso to ice to make shaken espresso starbucks drink
Pour Shaken Espresso Over Ice
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Add Oat Milk To Shaken Espresso

Common Questions

Is the brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso sweet?

The drink has a light sweetness from the brown sugar and warmth from the cinnamon. When you make this drink at home, you can customize it to your own liking, adding as much or as little sweetener, cinnamon, and oat milk as you desire.

What does iced espresso taste like?

Iced espresso has a similar flavor to iced coffee, except the flavor is stronger and bolder.

How many shots of espresso are in a brown sugar oatmilk shaken?

There are typically 2-4 shots of espresso depending on the size. A tall (12fl oz) has 2 espresso shots, grande (16fl oz) has 3, and venti has 4 (20 fl oz).

brim espresso coffe machine for making coffee at home

How To Make This Starbucks Ice Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Recipe If You Do Not Have Espresso?

If you do not have an espresso machine at home, you can still enjoy this tasty drink! If you have a french press, you can make your own espresso using freshly ground coffee beans. You can also use cold brew coffee for a similar taste and effect or you can brew Starbucks® by Nespresso® Blonde Espresso Roast.

Pictured above is the espresso machine I use at home. I love the professional coffee shop look of the machine, yet it is so easy to use. You can find the Brim 19 Espresso Machine On Amazon!

Brown Sugar OatMilk Starbucks Recipe

Homemade Vegan Dairy-Free Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso Drink
Mix well and Enjoy!

Treats to eat with your Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso!

Whenever I order a drink from Starbucks I always order a pastry as well! Here are some {gluten-free & vegan} tasty treats you can make to go with your delicious shaken espresso drink!

ICED BROWN SUGAR OATMILK SHAKEN ESPRESSO

I hope you enjoy this Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso Recipe.

If you try the recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe, and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram! I love hearing from you!

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brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso recipe

Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)

Start your day with a delicious, frothy Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso! This Starbucks Copycat is filled with sweet, warm, cinnamon flavors and can be made in less than 10 minutes!
4.75 from 51 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 84kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

Brown Sugar Simple Syrup Single Serving AMount

  • 2.5 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2.5 tbsp Water
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Large Batch Brown Sugar Simple Syrup Option

  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1-2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso

  • 2 oz Espresso* (or very strong coffee) (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar Simple Syrup, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup Oat milk, plus more as desired
  • Ice

Instructions

How To Make Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add brown sugar and cold water and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir constantly until the sugar completely dissolves.
  • Let the simple syrup simmer for 5-10 minutes. The longer the syrup simmers, the thicker it will become once cooled.
  • Remove the simple syrup from the heat, stir in vanilla extract (optional), and let it cool.
  • Use it as desired, and store any remaining simple syrup in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks

How To Make An Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

  • Add the espresso (or coffee), cinnamon, brown sugar simple syrup, and cinnamon into a mason jar or shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake the drink until it is cold, frothy, and well mixed, about 30 seconds.
  • Pour over the shaken espresso over ice and top with oat milk. Stir to combine and Enjoy!

Notes

Blonde Espresso is what is typically used for this Starbucks Shaken Espresso Drink. 
You can store the brown sugar simple syrup in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks. 

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal

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57 comments

Alexandra April 16, 2021 - 10:16 pm

5 stars
This sounds like such a delicious drink!

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Kristina M Tipps April 16, 2021 - 10:19 pm

5 stars
This is my new favorite drink!

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Capri Lilly April 18, 2021 - 8:11 pm

Yay! Mine as well!

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Jamie April 16, 2021 - 10:56 pm

5 stars
This looks so great to go along with my breakfast!

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Capri Lilly April 18, 2021 - 8:12 pm

Hi Jamie! That sounds like a great idea!

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Jere Cassidy April 17, 2021 - 12:58 am

5 stars
This looks amazing with the brown sugar. I’m afraid once I try this I’ll want one every day.

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Capri Lilly April 18, 2021 - 8:13 pm

It’s definitely an enjoyable drink! 🙂

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Brandi August 20, 2022 - 8:10 am

5 stars
I do have this everyday! I use splenda brown sugar and unsweetened almond or oat milk to reduce calories. I was surprisingly excited to find this tastes exactly like Starbucks, so happy to have my coffee back while sticking to my healthier lifestyle.

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Capri Lilly August 21, 2022 - 4:23 am

Hi Brandi! I love that! I am happy you enjoy the recipe and found a way to fit it into your lifestyle. This drink is definitely a treat 🙂

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Sue April 17, 2021 - 1:59 am

5 stars
A delicious Starbucks copycat!

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Capri Lilly April 18, 2021 - 8:11 pm

So glad you like!

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Leslie April 17, 2021 - 4:51 pm

5 stars
ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!!! This is what iced coffee dreams are made of!!

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Capri Lilly April 18, 2021 - 8:10 pm

Hi Leslie! I am so happy you enjoyed the recipe!

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Swathi April 18, 2021 - 3:43 am

5 stars
Brown sugar oatmilk shaken esspresso looks delicious.

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Addie April 18, 2021 - 7:18 pm

5 stars
So refreshing and delicious!

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Capri Lilly April 18, 2021 - 8:12 pm

Hi Addie! I am happy you enjoyed the recipe!

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Elizabeth Flight April 18, 2021 - 7:28 pm

5 stars
Great recipe!

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Capri Lilly April 18, 2021 - 8:11 pm

Hi Elizabeth! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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Marta April 22, 2021 - 3:13 am

5 stars
I’m a fan of all things coffee. The name of this drink had me wondering what it would taste like. I have one word to describe it – Divine. Thanks for sharing.

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Capri Lilly April 22, 2021 - 5:04 pm

You’re welcome Marta! I’m so glad you like!

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Jen Sim April 25, 2021 - 11:14 am

5 stars
This espresso recipe was delicious and refreshing. I always go for smoothies and drinks so this recipe ticked all the boxes!

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Capri Lilly April 26, 2021 - 9:08 pm

Hi Jen! I am so happy you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for leaving a review!

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Britney Brown April 25, 2021 - 6:23 pm

5 stars
Who needs starbucks when you have this recipe?! This is seriously so much better and saves me my $6 on my morning cup ! Thanks for posting this recipe!

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Capri Lilly April 26, 2021 - 9:08 pm

You’re welcome, Britney! I am glad you like the recipe!

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Tamara April 27, 2021 - 11:56 am

5 stars
I am so happy I found this recipe! It is super simple to make, and taste BETTER than Starbucks! I’m definitely going to be making this again very soon.

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Capri Lilly April 27, 2021 - 4:14 pm

Hi Tamara! I am happy you enjoyed the recipe!

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Kaluhi April 28, 2021 - 10:55 am

5 stars
This was perfect!!!!!! I loved how the sweetness was balanced out by the mild bitterness of the espresso! The flavor is so good and this is my current addiction!

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Capri Lilly April 28, 2021 - 3:05 pm

YAY! I am so happy you enjoy the recipe, Kaluhi!

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Jazz April 28, 2021 - 2:46 pm

5 stars
So simple! I followed your recipe exactly and never need to stop at the coffee shop again.

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Krystal May 5, 2021 - 7:16 pm

5 stars
This was SO good! I’ve been craving these and all the Starbucks around here are sold out of oat milk. Perfect copycat. I’d actually say it’s better than the original!

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Capri Lilly May 5, 2021 - 9:32 pm

Thank you, Krystal! I am happy you enjoyed the recipe! And thank you for leaving a review!

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Kim June 20, 2021 - 12:32 pm

5 stars
So amazing. I tried one at Starbucks and was instantly addicted. Now I can make it at home! Yum! Thank you for sharing this.

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Capri Lilly June 20, 2021 - 5:08 pm

Hi Kim! I am so glad you like the recipe!

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Sakura July 6, 2021 - 12:45 pm

5 stars
What a perfect time to have stumbled across this recipe. Just bought loads of filter coffee powder on sale online and then started to feel guilty about it. I guess it was a calling for this recipe. Since I cannot pull this recipe as perfectly as you, I sadly have to settle with a subpar version of my efforts, haha. Thanks for sharing.

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Devyn September 7, 2021 - 10:10 pm

5 stars
This coffee is so good! I think it is better than Starbucks, cannot wait to make it for my husband!

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Capri Lilly September 7, 2021 - 10:18 pm

I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! And thank you for sharing pictures with me on Instagram! It looked delish!

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Abigail September 13, 2021 - 2:27 am

5 stars
Perfect recipe for my favorite drink! Thank you! 🙂

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Capri Lilly September 13, 2021 - 2:04 pm

Hi Abigail! I am so glad you like!

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Ali September 13, 2021 - 6:09 pm

5 stars
Omg, so good! Thank you! This is my favorite Starbucks drink and I’m so glad I can make it at home now!

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Capri Lilly September 14, 2021 - 7:27 am

Hi Ali! It’s one of my favs too!! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe!

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Lana September 14, 2021 - 4:02 pm

5 stars
Thank you for the recipe!! I love it! I’ve been making it everyday for the past week!

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Ariana September 14, 2021 - 4:07 pm

5 stars
This recipe is so good!! It tastes even better than Starbucks and it’s nice that I can make it at home.

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Capri Lilly September 14, 2021 - 5:28 pm

Hi Ariana! I am so glad you like! Thanks for leaving a review!

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Desiree September 21, 2021 - 10:11 pm

5 stars
This recipe is AMAZING!!!!! Definitely will be my go to from here on in! I just have two questions. I saw the recipe uses vanilla extract but I didn’t see it in the instructions. I poured it into the brown sugar mixture while it was heating. Did I do that correctly? Also, if I make the brown sugar syrup ahead of time, how long can I store it in the fridge for?

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Capri Lilly September 22, 2021 - 12:09 am

Hi Desiree! I am glad you like the recipe! And yes, you most certainly did it right. I’ll make sure to add that to the instructions. You can store your simple syrup in an air right container for 2-3 weeks! Thanks for leaving a comment.

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Sara September 27, 2021 - 11:39 pm

How do you prepare this in bulk? Thanks!

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Capri Lilly September 27, 2021 - 11:44 pm

Hi Sara! You can double, or even triple the brown sugar simple syrup recipe so that you can use it whenever you like! Just be sure to store it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge. When you’re ready to make your drink in the morning, prepare it in a shaker or mason jar like normal.

You can also try making the drink completely. Then, remove the ice and keep the drink stored in an airtight mason jar in the fridge. It’ll probably need another good shake when you’re ready to enjoy it.

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JEZ October 18, 2021 - 4:14 pm

5 stars
I found this recipe a few months ago, it tastes exactly like Starbucks! Came back again today to make it and ended up initially finding the incorrect recipe. I was so happy that I found your blog because there’s no other recipe out there that matches the Starbucks one except for yours.

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Capri Lilly October 18, 2021 - 4:29 pm

Hi Jez! I am happy to hear that you like the recipe and find it closely matches the Starbucks drink! Thanks for leaving a review!

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Sophie C December 31, 2021 - 11:26 pm

5 stars
Absolutely divine—perfect amount of sweetness (not at all overwhelming) and a total dupe for Starbucks’! This is easily a new family favorite; thanks so much for sharing!

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Capri Lilly January 1, 2022 - 7:01 pm

Hi Sophie! I am so happy you enjoy the recipe! Thank you so much for leaving a review! And, Happy New Year!

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Tony February 10, 2022 - 6:19 pm

5 stars
Wow, this is really good. Thanks for the recipe.

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Ian February 21, 2022 - 5:09 am

5 stars
Tastes very good and super close to the original. Would recommend using only half the brown sugar syrup if you like your drink a little darker as the syrup is very sweet. Also I have a question, how do you have it as 84 calories per serving with that much brown sugar?

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Brittainy March 20, 2022 - 11:27 am

5 stars
Tastes just like Starbucks for MUCH less money. I used swerve brown sugar replacement and it turned out just as delicious!! I will definitely be making a big batch of the simple syrup so I can have this drink anytime!

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Capri Lilly March 20, 2022 - 11:29 am

I am so glad you like the recipe! Making a large batch of the simple syrup is a great idea! You’ll save even more time making the drink. Thanks for leaving a review!

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CJ June 5, 2022 - 7:02 pm

So glad I found this, it’s great! I’ve made this syrup so many times but it never thickens…any idea why that would be? I always let it cool in the pan for a few mins then put it into the fridge. It just stays the same consistency as water, no matter how long it’s in the fridge. It’s not an issue for me but I’m wondering if the drink would taste even better overall if the syrup was thicker.

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Capri Lilly June 6, 2022 - 8:50 am

Hi CJ! I’m glad you like the recipe! Thank you for the feedback. I’ve updated the post with tips to make the brown sugar simple syrup thicker. Essentially you want to let it simmer for 5-7 minutes. The longer it simmers with a low boil, the thicker the syrup will become. Hope this helps! 🙂

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