I am obsessed with lattes and oat-milk, so when Starbucks released this drink I just HAD to try it. It did not disappoint!
I set out to re-create this delicious beverage at home, and after a few tries think I nailed it!
Here is how you can make your own Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso at home, in less than five minutes without spending more than a dollar or two per drink!
I asked the Barista at our local Starbucks to walk me through what was included in this new drink. She explained to me that they use the Starbucks® Blonde espresso roast with brown sugar simple syrup and a dash of cinnamon together (genius) and then combine the espresso with ice and Oatly oat-milk. Then it is shaken to mix all of the flavors together.
Oatly Oat Milk – this can be found at your local grocery store or Target. I recommend the Full Fat or Barista Blend. Starbucks uses the barista blend but this is not always available for consumers. I found the regular oat milk tasted almost identical.
Light Brown Sugar
Cinnamon – I recommend purchasing a high-quality cinnamon spice for this latte recipe. Look for one in a glass container to preserve freshness or buy a new one if you’ve had yours for over six months!
Mason Jar with lid or shaker
2-3 Shots Starbucks® Blonde espresso
8 ounces Oat milk
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
Cup full of Ice
Dash of Cinnamon
Make Your Simple Syrup: this is insanely easy and takes about ten minutes. It will last you a while so you won’t have to make a batch every time. Mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of packed brown sugar. I used light brown sugar. Combine in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Allow syrup to cool to room temperature & store in an airtight container to use throughout the week.
Brew Espresso: At Starbucks, a Grande drink has two shots of espresso, and a Venti iced drink gets three shots. It is really important to make sure you have enough high-quality espresso for your home beverage in order for the drink to work. Brew two shots of espresso using your method of choice. The Nespresso pods worked perfectly for me!
Add Flavor: Combine your freshly brewed espresso with simple syrup and cinnamon in a mason jar. Place lid on jar or shaker and shake until combined. If shaking isn’t your thing, simply stir or whisk well.
Ice & Shake: Pour mixture over ice and top with the milk. Shake again! This part is fun and makes the drink special! Instead of a latte, where the espresso is just poured over the ice and milk, everything is distributed evenly in this drink JUST HOW I LIKE IT!