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Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

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Skip the coffeehouse expense and time and get your caffeine fix at home.  This amazing Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso recipe is the perfect start to your morning. An easy Starbucks copycat recipe!

The Copycat Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso on a table.

Starbucks Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso Recipe

Flavored with brown sugar and vanilla, this is the best copycat drink you could make! The recipe is flexible so you can use espresso or a strong coffee, whichever is easier. You can even make a double or triple batch and store it in the fridge to get your coffee fix even faster the morning.

This espresso drink is so simple and tastes like you have your very own Barista from Starbucks right in your kitchen.

Key Ingredients

  • Brewed Espresso: Use brewed espresso or a strong coffee for this recipe. Either one will work.
  • Brown Sugar: This adds a rich caramel note to the drink.
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds aroma and a touch of flavor.
  • Oat Milk: You can use regular whole milk or 2% if you don’t have oat milk.
What kind of oat milk does Starbucks use?

Starbucks uses Oatly brand oat milk. It is a rich and creamy plant-based milk that froths just as well as regular milk.

What does oat milk taste like?

It partially depends upon the brand you use. Oatly oat milk tastes like a slightly sweet cow’s milk. It has the same creamy texture and can even be used with cereal like regular milk. Oat milk has a milder flavor than soy or almond milk.

How to Make Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso

Step 1. In a cocktail shaker or jar, add in the brewed espresso or a strong coffee. Put in the brown sugar, vanilla, ice, and cinnamon stick and combine (shake) for 4 minutes.

Step 2. Add the mixture into a glass and top with oat milk and mix.

Step 3. Top with a decent amount of cold Reddi-Whip Nitro Foam and top with brown sugar. Serve and Enjoy!

The Copycat Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso with the ingredients on the side.

What Does Espresso Taste Like?

The perfect espresso should taste rich in flavor. Espresso should be a nice sweet flavor. It should give your beverage a caramel-like flavor.

Can I Use Ground Cinnamon?

This recipe uses a cinnamon stick which can give you the rawest and most flavorful cinnamon taste. However, if you need to substitute it out with ground cinnamon, both work just fine.

The Copycat Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso topped with brown sugar.

More Starbucks’ Recipes:

The recipe on a table with other ingredients.
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Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

Published By Jill
Looking for a delicious cup of energy to start your day? This amazing Copycat Starbucks Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso recipe is the perfect start to your morning.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 2 6 ounce drinks
Calories 146 kcal


  • 1/2 cup Brewed Espresso
  • 1 Organic Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Oat-milk
  • 1/2 cup Ice
  • Reddi-Whip Nitro Cold Foam found in the dairy section


  • Brew Espresso. or Strong Cold Coffee, and add it to a Cocktail Shaker, or jar, with a lid.  Add the Brown Sugar, Vanilla, Ice, and Cinnamon Stick to the Shaker, and shake for 4 minutes. 
  • Pour the mixture into a cup, or glass, add the Oat-milk, and stir. 
  • Add a generous amount of the cold Reddi-Whip Nitro Foam, and sprinkle a little Brown Sugar on top. 
  • Serve, and Enjoy!


Calories: 146kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 39mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 123IUCalcium: 111mgIron: 1mg
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This coffee drink looks identical to Starbuck’s. However; I can guarantee it will taste even better. I cannot wait to make this & I’ll let everyone know all about this coffee drink5 stars


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