Bring Starbucks to home (and save some cash) with this copycat Starbucks iced oatmilk shaken espresso! A new take on their double shot iced shaken espresso, this drink perfectly pairs rich coffee with creamy oat milk and a hit of cinnamon and brown sugar. You need to add this drink to your coffee rotation pronto!
Starbucks has done it again! I have confirmed their new iced shaken espressos are as big of a deal as they make them out to be.
Creamy dairy-free milk poured over slightly sweet and vigorously shaken espresso over ice. What's not to love?! Well....the $6 price tag for one. Any maybe the lengthly line for two.
But don't fret, we can bring the coffee shop to your home (just like we did with my salted caramel oat milk latte and skinny peppermint mocha) with this copycat Starbucks iced oatmilk shaken espresso! It's just like the real deal but without the price tag and wait. It's a win-win situation.
You only need a few simple ingredients to whip up this fancy new Starbucks iced oatmilk shaken espresso!
- Espresso - This is the base of the iced shaken espresso. If needed, strong cold brew coffee will work as well. Make sure the espresso or coffee is room temperature.
- Coconut sugar - To give a touch of sweetness to the coffee. The "real" Starbucks drink uses brown sugar which will work in this recipe too. I don't usually have brown sugar on hand so decided to make a coconut sugar version and it did not disappoint!
- Oat milk - Poured over the espresso beverage. Although I recommend oat milk as it has a delicious nutty flavor, any dairy-free milk is a good alternative.
Step by step directions
No fancy equipment required to make this copycat Starbucks iced oatmilk shaken espresso. All you need are a few kitchen staples and a cocktail shaker or airtight mason jar for shaking.
Step 1 : Dissolve the coconut sugar in the water
In a microwave safe glass, combine the water, coconut sugar, and cinnamon. Warm it up in the microwave in 8 second intervals. Stir in between to dissolve the coconut sugar.
Set aside and allow the mixture to cool down to room temperature.
Step 2 : Pour espresso over ice
Fill a cocktail shaker or mason jar with ice. Pour the espresso (or cold brew) over top of the ice.
Step 3 : Add the coconut sugar mixture and vanilla
Next pour the cinnamon coconut sugar mixture over top of the espresso. Add the vanilla extract as well.
Step 4 : Shake (like, a lot)!
Place a lid on top of the mason jar or another cup over the cocktail shaker. Shake the jar up and down vigorously for at last 20 seconds. You should see a layer of foam develop at the top of the jar.
Step 5 : Pour over ice
Fill two glasses with ice. First pour in the shaken espresso mixture. Then top it off with the oat milk.
Grab a straw and enjoy!
Frequently asked questions
Yes, this elevated coffee drink can be premade. Simply follow the directions in the recipe card and store the drink in a glass in the fridge. Keep in mind, the drink will "settle" over time so there will not be the distinct layers of espresso and oat milk.
If needed, swap the oat milk for another dairy-free milk like almond or hazelnut milk.
Yes, brown sugar is what is used in the Starbucks drink. I don't typically have brown sugar on hand so I used coconut sugar which was equally as good (if not better IMO). I don't recommend using maple syrup as the consistency isn't great for iced drinks.
Cold brew or strong coffee will work as well! Just make sure it's room temperature and not too hot or it will melt the ice.
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Copycat Starbucks Iced Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
- 2 shots espresso - room temperature
- 3 tablespoon water
- 3 tablespoon coconut sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup oat milk - divided
- Prepare the espresso and set aside to cool down. You can place it in the fridge to cool faster - just don't forget about it!2 shots espresso
- In a microwave safe glass, combine the water, coconut sugar, and cinnamon. Stir to mix. Microwave in 8 second intervals until the coconut sugar is dissolved. Stir in between. Set aide to cool down to room temperature for a few minutes.3 tablespoon water, 3 tablespoon coconut sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Fill a cocktail shaker or airtight mason jar with ice. Pour in the espresso followed by the coconut sugar mixture and vanilla. Place the lid on the jar or cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for at least 20 seconds. A layer of foam should begin to form at the top of the jar.1 teaspoon vanilla
- Grab two glasses and fill with ice. Pour half of the espresso mixture into each glass. Top each glass with with half of the oat milk and enjoy!1 cup oat milk