Make this decadent homemade Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso with bold amounts of brown sugar flavor coupled with espresso, hints of maple, and your favorite plant-based milk that creates the perfect pick-me-up in the mornings! All Dairy-free and vegan. Serve hot or cold.
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Honestly, I used to be an avid Starbucks goer before learning to make my own coffee at home. While I don't mind an occasional treat here and there, I've just found more excitement and perfection in making it home as long as I have the ingredients needed.
This Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso is no exception and I couldn't be more excited to share this with you. Granted, I've actually made this drink shaken and non-shaken and both methods taste just as delicious although the actual process of shaking is said to make the espresso taste 'smoother'.
First and foremost, the flavors in this simple and easy drink is enough to convince anyone, however, here are a few more reasons why you'll love this recipe:
OK, so if you're new to the idea of shaken espresso or just never got it from Starbucks, then I've got you covered! Basically, shaken espresso was invented in Italy where it's known as "shakerato". It consists of a single or double shot of espresso with ice and sugar or syrup, which is then all shaken in a cocktail shaker. That's it.
According to an article that I read, the reason for shaken espresso being so popular has a lot more to do with a variety of factors outside of just taste like:
The main component in this simple homemade Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso recipe is the sweet brown sugar flavor and the coffee. To make your drink, you’ll use:
Absolutely! If you’d like to switch things up with the type of plant-based milk that you use—–that’s totally fine! The world of plant-based milk is constantly expanding. From the classics like coconut milk, cashew milk, soy milk and almond milk, we now have delicious options like oat milk, and even potato and quinoa milk.
Here, I’ve curated a list of drinkware and mocktail essentials that I use to achieve my favorite drinking experiences, especially with this Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso. Everything from my fave glassware, cocktail shakers, ice cube trays, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
Yes! You can definitely switch things up by serving this brown sugar shaken espresso hot or cold whenever you chose to. To serve hot, simply keep the brown sugar mixture warm.
Then add the warm mixture in with the espresso (without ice) and shake until combined. Then add the milk to a saucepan over medium-low heat and allow it to warm through. Pour the milk in a mug and top with the shaken brown sugar-espresso mixture, stir, and enjoy!
Of course! To switch things up or if you simply aren't able to do the traditional "shake" because you're running late, etc. you can surely enjoy this drink without the "shake".
After making the brown sugar syrup and letting it cool, simply add the ingredients together in a glass, do a quick stir, and wallah! The only difference is that you won't have a 'foam' at the top of your drink.
When it comes to the original recipe from Starbucks for this Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso, the ingredients are simple:
Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso.