Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso Shaker {Starbucks Copycat}

filed under: Food + Drink · I Am Baker on March 17, 2021

Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso Shaker is a Starbucks copycat iced drink made with brown sugar simple syrup, cinnamon, espresso, and oat milk. Try my Copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino for another refreshing and flavorful drink that will get you going for the day!

Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso Shaker {Starbucks Copycat}

I love Starbucks coffee and all of their choices, but I don’t love the long lines. So, I decided to replicate one of their newer drinks, the Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso Shaker iced drink. It has just enough sweetness from the brown sugar simple syrup. And, the drink is topped off with plant-based oat milk.

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Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso Shaker Ingredients

Brown Sugar Simple Syrup: Use light or dark brown sugar to make the simple syrup that will be added to this espresso shaker drink.

To make the syrup: it’s just brown sugar and water at a 1:1 ratio. (Such as 1/2 cup brown sugar to 1/2 cup water.) Add to pan and heat until it boils, then remove from heat. After the syrup has cooled, store it in an air-tight container, in the refrigerator, for up to a month.

Cinnamon: Just a half teaspoon of cinnamon is all you need to help flavor this drink. Plus, cinnamon is a spice that is full of health benefits!

Espresso: To truly copy the Starbucks recipe, I used blonde espresso, which is less bitter than regular espresso. Espresso is a concentrated form of coffee. It’s made with finely-ground coffee beans and an espresso machine that blasts boiling water through the ground coffee. It is served in shots (about 1 ounce per shot).

Espresso can be made with any kind of coffee, from light roast to dark roast. You can also buy espresso ground coffee and even espresso K-cups you can make in a Keurig coffee maker. If using regular coffee, the coffee flavor will be less intense. You could also use cold brew in this recipe.

Oat Milk: Oat Milk joins other popular plant-based milk like soy, almond, and rice milk. It has a creamy texture and is made by blending water and oats, then straining the liquid. Store-bought oat milk has about the same amounts of vitamins and minerals when compared with cow’s milk. 

How to Make Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso

How to Make Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso Shaker

Before you can mix the drink, make the brown sugar simple syrup. With equal parts brown sugar and water, it’s very simple (hence, the name) to get it made. In a small saucepan, heat up the water to just below boiling. Add the brown sugar and continue to heat until all the sugar crystals have dissolved. Set it aside to cool.

When ready, in a large shaker filled with ice, add the brown sugar simple syrup, cinnamon, and espresso. (I made my drink with 3 shots of espresso, but you can make it with more or less, depending on how much caffeine you need that day.) Shake the ingredients together until well blended. Finally, pour the mixture in a glass over ice. Top it with oat milk and enjoy! 

If you don’t have a shaker, simply use a to-go coffee mug with a solid lid. Fill the mug up with ice, just like in a shaker, add all the ingredients, cover the opening mouth part, and get shakin’! When you are ready to pour the contents into the glass, just open up the mouth opening and pour. The lid should hold the ice back so you just get the chilled beverage.

How to Make Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso

How Does an Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso Taste?

Everyone I made this drink for loved it. Really! Some of them are die-hard coffee drinkers, some not so much, but everyone took a sip and said they would definitely make this at home. It’s smooth, creamy, has just the right amount of sweetness, and has the perfect coffee kick. Definitely worth trying!

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4.84 from 6 votes
Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso Shaker {Starbucks Copycat}
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso Shaker is a Starbucks copycat iced drink made with brown sugar simple syrup, cinnamon, espresso, and oat milk.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso Shaker
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 116 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net
Ingredients
Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
Drink
  • 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar simple syrup, depending on how sweet you like it
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 shots blonde espresso *see notes
  • ¼ cup oat milk
Instructions
Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat water to just below boiling.

  2. Add brown sugar. Whisk together, continuing to heat, until all sugar crystals have dissolved. Remove from heat to cool.

Drink
  1. In a large shaker filled with ice, add brown sugar simple syrup, cinnamon, and blonde espresso. Shake until well mixed.

  2. Pour over ice. Top with oat milk. Serve cold.

Recipe Notes

Blond Espresso: To truly copy the Starbucks recipe, I used blonde espresso, which is less bitter than regular espresso. Espresso is a concentrated form of coffee. It’s made with finely-ground coffee beans and an espresso machine that blasts boiling water through the ground coffee. It is served in shots (about 1 ounce per shot).

Espresso can be made with any kind of coffee, from light roast to dark roast. You can also buy espresso ground coffee and even espresso K-cups you can make in a Keurig coffee maker. If using regular coffee, the coffee flavor will be less intense.

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  • Yanka Ruseva says:

    Good

  • Nicole says:

    Dumb question, is the brown sugar packed (like usual) or loosely added to measuring cup?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Nicole! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. The brown sugar should be packed. Have a great day!

  • Alan Mendes says:

    This is great. But I can’t help but think about paying almost $6 for this drink at Starbucks when you can order a Triple Iced Espresso with all the ingredients (brown sugar syrup, cinnamon powder, extra splash of oat milk) and that would cost less than $4 and that’s WITH the 50 cent charge for the brown sugar syrup (oat milk is free when ordered as a splash even though it’s given as more than just a “splash”). So my advice is order it that way, save over $2 and just shake it yourself!

  • Alicia Kahle says:

    i am super excited to try this! do you think cold brew blonde would work? im surprised since its cold it doesn’t have cold brew.

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Alicia! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Yes, you can use cold brew in this recipe. Have a wonderful day!

  • Bernita Mcclure says:

    I was so mad at starbucks when u began realizing a 16 oz grande or 24 oz venti is WITH ICE. I will not spend $6 or $7 for these iced drinks. So I started omg making my own. I did this for their eggnog lattes and regular lattes. Your “copy” recipe is pretty good but too much cinnamon!

  • Melissa says:

    This was a great recipe! I used what I had on hand and it still turned out great. I was able to substitute Swerve brown sugar and used almond milk and the nespresso chiaro.

    This is hands down going in my rotation! Thank you so much!

  • Esha says:

    I had this and starbucks and loved it and around the same time saw your copycat recipe. Today I tried it and must say this is amazing and totally hit the spot. So glad I can make this at home! Thank you! 🙂

  • David says:

    No, dear. You need to use actual cinnamon sticks in the making of your syrup. Ground cinnamon does not dissolve, it does not give you a smooth enough beverage.

  • IB says:

    How long can the brown sugar simple syrup be stored (in the fridge I assume?). Thanks!

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, IB! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Store the simple syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month. Have a great day!

  • Anne says:

    I can’t wait to try this!!! After reading the comments, I might try it the way the recipe is written and also using cinnamon sticks with the brown sugar when making the simple syrup. That means I get 2 drinks. Not a bad deal.

    Also, try this drink as a Latte. SO GOOD!

  • Abbey says:

    Is the espresso hot or cold when you make the drink?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Abbey! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. You could use hot or cold espresso. Have a wonderful day!

  • Lisa C says:

    Would love to see a copycat of the Chocolate Almond Milk version of this drink!! Thank you for posting this one!!

  • Kay says:

    Had never tried this or oat milk, but it was delish! Made the syrup in microwave, used 2 shots of reg espresso, pinch of cinnamon, dash of van syrup. Shook it up in a wine sippy cup, then topped with oat milk. Excellent, will be making more!

  • Elena says:

    Yum! I tried using golden monkfruit sweetner instead of brown sugar (safe for diabetics, and im trying to cut my sugar intake) and it was pretty close to the real deal. I find monkfruit way sweeter than sugar so i only used 1/2 cup sweetner to 1 cup water. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Kristin D says:

    Pretty good, but making it this way the cinnamon made the drink gritty. Next time I might try infusing the cinnamon into the brown sugar syrup.

  • Kelly says:

    I can’t wait to try this! I always order mine with light ice and no cinnamon. I never have liked cold coffee drinks until this one. Finding a home alternative will hopefully be as good and much easier on my wallet.