Easy Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso: Starbucks Inspired

Let’s welcome my new favorite iced coffee to the floor… No kidding this iced coffee drink is amazing and I am totally in love.

This recipe has been inspired by the famous brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso. However, I wasn’t in the mood to use brown sugar syrup today and I don’t really do oat milk… hence not a copycat version, but an inspired one.

Ingredients for an Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso

  1. Double shot of espresso
  2. 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (or brown sugar syrup if you prefer)
  3. Lots of ice
  4. 1 cup milk of choice

Some Notes About the Ingredients

Coffee Machine or No Coffee Machine?

Honestly, it doesn’t matter. I love my coffee machine, but you can make a similarly amazing drink using an AeroPress or Moka pot. Both of these methods produce espresso-like coffee. You can also use instant espresso made with about 2 oz (60ml) water.

I just don’t recommend your using a French press or drip machine for your coffee. It isn’t quite the same (although it is good and strong and whatever). It is not as concentrated and thus it won’t give you the same effect.

Espresso machine

Brown Sugar or Brown Sugar Syrup?

The original drink is made with brown sugar, however I’m not always in the mood to make it (although I have a great brown sugar syrup recipe). That is why I often simply use classic old sugar for this drink.

Yet, you can, of course, make this drink using the syrup if you want to. It will, obviously, still be amazing.

Cow’s Milk or Non-Dairy Milk?

Uhmmm, so, I don’t really do the non-dairy milk thing, which, is why I stick to 2% milk or whole milk. However, this drink is actually made with oat milk. So, of course, if you like oat milk, it will be amazing with that.

On the other hand, nothing ever said that you can’t try out your other favorite milk alternatives for this drink.

Iced brown sugar shaken espresso on wooden surface.

Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso

Let's welcome my new favorite iced coffee to the floor… It was inspired by a similar Starbucks drink. It truly is amazing and I am totally in love. You simply have to try it.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Assembly 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 184 kcal


  • Double shot of espresso
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar or brown sugar syrup if you prefer
  • Lots of ice
  • 1 cup milk of choice


  • Add sugar to glass
  • Pull 2 shots of espresso
  • Add espresso to sugar
  • "Froth" (or shake in a jar) the sugar and espresso for about a minute
  • Add lots of ice
  • Finally, add the milk


Please note that the calorie count is based on the specific products used.
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