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Are you a fan of Starbucks' Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso, but wish you could enjoy it from the comfort of your own home?
Good news - you can! In this article, I'll show you how to make your own version of this trendy and delicious coffee right in your own kitchen.
Plus, I'm going to show you how to make it sugar-free!
Whether you're trying to save some money or just want to experiment with different ingredients, making the Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso at home is a fun and easy way to enjoy this popular beverage.
Why is the Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso so popular?
The Oat milk trend: In recent years, oat milk has become increasingly popular as a dairy-free and vegan-friendly alternative to traditional dairy milk.
Starbucks in particular has been quick to capitalize on this trend by offering oat milk as an option for their drinks, including the Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso.
The flavor: The Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso offers a unique and delicious flavor profile that appeals to many people.
The combination of the rich and bold espresso, the nutty and slightly sweet oat milk, and the rich and complex brown sugar syrup creates a flavor that is both comforting and sophisticated.
And now, with this step-by-step recipe, you can enjoy this coffee-shop inspired copycat recipe at home!
What do I need to make Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso at home?
To make this popular drink at home, you'll need just a handful of things:
Strongly brewed coffee or a shot or two of espresso. If you don't have an espresso machine, you can use a French press or pour-over method to make strong coffee.
Regular or sugar-free brown sugar syrup, depending on your preference.
In this recipe, we are actually going to use a sugar-free brown sugar, but if you do not eat sugar-free, you can definitely use regular.
Some people may prefer to make a brown sugar simple syrup to keep on hand, but I've opted to simply add the sugar-free brown sugar directly to the drink.
Oat milk is the key to the creamy, nutty flavor of this drink. You can use store-bought oat milk or make your own oat milk at home if you have a blender and some rolled oats.
In this recipe, we are actually going to use a sugar-free oat milk (which is delicious), but again, you can use any oat-milk, or even make your own!
Ice is used to chill the drink and create a frothy texture when shaken together.
For full step-by-step instructions, refer to the recipe card below.
What if I don't have an espresso machine?
If you do not own an espresso maker, you can still make this iced coffee drink at home by using strong brewed coffee.
One of my favorite methods of making coffee is pour-over. (This is what I use every single morning!)
Using a french press also makes good strong coffee.
Alternatively, you could even use cold brew coffee if you like. (Learn how to make cold brew coffee at home!)
Is there cinnamon in brown sugar shaken espresso?
In a traditional coffee shop, cinnamon is sometimes used as a dusting to the top of the drink.
When I first started testing this recipe, I added a dash of cinnamon directly to the recipe, but I found it was too strong.
That's when I remembered my favorite Nutpods Oatmilk flavor - Cinnamon Dolce!
It works absolutely PERFECT in this recipe! It's the perfect oatmilk coffee!
Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso calories
According to the Starbucks website, a grande brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso has 120 calories and about 12 grams of sugar.
This Starbucks copycat recipe has zero grams of sugar, and only about 80 calories!
Why do I need a cocktail shaker to make this drink?
The short answer is: you don't (see below). However, shaking espresso with ice in a cocktail shaker is a common technique used to cool down the espresso quickly and create a frothy texture for the drink.
The rapid shaking helps to chill the espresso and create small air bubbles, which results in a creamy, smooth texture.
How can I make a brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso drink if I don't have a cocktail shaker?
If you don't have a cocktail shaker, there are still several methods for making this starbucks inspired recipe.
You can use a blender to mix the ingredients together. Combine the espresso, oatmilk, and sweetener in a blender with ice and blend until smooth and frothy.
You can also use a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid to shake the ingredients together.
Simply add the espresso, oatmilk, and sweetener to the mason jar with ice, close the lid tightly, and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds until well combined and frothy.
How to make iced brown sugar oatmillk shaken espresso at home
(Please see recipe card below for the full instructions)
Brew two shots of espresso or one cup of strongly brewed coffee.
Add the brown sugar substitute to the hot coffee and stir to dissolve.
Pour the espresso or coffee into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Add the Cinnamon Dolce oatmilk and ice to the shaker.
Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds until well combined and frothy.
Pour the mixture into a glass.
Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon (if desired).
Where can I buy Nutpods Cinnamon Dolce Oat Milk?
I've only seen the original oat milk in stores, but you can order the Cinnamon Dolce flavor through my affiliate link here and use the code "my_montana_kitchen_thm" to get 15% off your order!
Plus, most of the time Nutpods has free shipping!
Trim Healthy Mama Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso drink
For Trim Healthy Mama's, this recipe will be a THM:E fuel because of the oatmilk.
Please note that this recipe has 5 grams of fat, so you'll not want to add any additional fat to your drink/meal when drinking this iced coffee.
You could easily add collagen or a scoop of protein powder to add protein!
Making a delicious and refreshing iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso Recipe at home is simple and easy, and you don't need fancy equipment or ingredients.
With just a few key components - espresso, oat milk, and brown sugar substitute - you can whip up a copycat version of Starbucks' popular drink in no time.
Plus, making it yourself allows you to adjust the sweetness and other ingredients to your liking, and you can even experiment with different flavors or toppings.
So next time you're craving this trendy coffee beverage, skip the trip to Starbucks and try making it at home instead!
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Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso (Sugar-Free)
- 2 Shots Brewed Espresso or can use 1 cup strong brewed coffee
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar Substitute
- 1 Cup NutPods Cinnamon Dolce Oatmilk
- 1 Cup Ice
- Brew two shots of espresso or one cup of strongly brewed coffee.
- Add the brown sugar substitute to the hot coffee and stir to dissolve.
- Pour the espresso or coffee into a cocktail shaker (or mason jar) filled with ice.
- Add the Cinnamon Dolce oatmilk and ice to the shaker.
- Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds until well combined and frothy.
- Pour the mixture into a glass and enjoy. (You can also pour it over additional ice.)
- Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.
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