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Brown Sugar Shaken Iced Coffee

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Make a simple Brown Sugar Shaken Iced Coffee at home. It's half the cost of a coffee from Starbucks and if you make your own Brown Sugar Syrup at home, you can have this any time of the day!

Now that coffee has gotten so expensive at my favorite coffee shop, I have been bound and determined to save myself some money and make my own versions right at home. I mean, who wants to pay $8 for a coffee? Not me!

If you have a sweet tooth, then this is the perfect drink for you! Coffee enthusiasts all over the world will want to make this coffee drink made with simple ingredients. Iced drinks are great when it's hot outside but you need your caffeine intake.

How to Make This Copycat Starbucks Drink Recipe

To start off making this delicious coffee, you will need the following ingredients —

  • Homemade Brown Sugar Syrup (simple syrup made with equal parts of water and brown sugar. You can use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar)
  • 2 espresso shots
  • Milk, half and half, creamy oat milk, plant-based milk–whatever you want use as your milk of choice
  • cinnamon or cinnamon sticks

Either using your espresso machine, Nespresso machine, stovetop espresso maker, or instant espresso powder, make yourself a double shot of espresso. You can also use a french press to make the coffee if you want. If you are not a fan of espresso, you can make this using cold brew coffee also.

Fill a mason jar, glass jar, or a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and then pour the two shots of espresso over the ice. Now, add in the brown sugar syrup. You can add in more or less for your level of sweetness.

Prepare the Drink

Place a lid on the mason jar and shake for a couple of minutes. What you are trying to create is a little foam and bubbles in the espresso/brown sugar mixture.

I like to use these mason jars and lids from Mason Jar Lifestyle.

Remove the lid and then pour in your milk choice. I like to make mine a breve so I use half and half. It just adds a creamy texture to the coffee.

Top it off with a dash of cinnamon for the perfect iced coffee!

You can make a brown sugar cold foam to go on top. All you need to do is add about a tablespoon of brown sugar syrup and a splash of vanilla extract to the jar. Top it off with some heavy cream and use a stick blender to give it a pulse a few times. Once it starts holding just a bit of shape, you're done. Pour it on top of the coffee and voila! You have a delicious espresso drink.

That first sip is amazing. I mean, if you are a coffee lover like me, any first sip makes you feel like you are being transported to another world!

Of course, if you are not an iced coffee kind of girl, you can totally make this with hot espresso also. Just make sure to steam the milk and the brown sugar syrup together before pouring in with the espresso.

Why Make Your Own Coffee Drinks?

Making your own Starbucks version of your favorite coffee drinks in your own kitchen just sets the mood for a perfect day.

While the Starbucks version uses a blonde espresso roast, I chose to use medium roast. It is my favorite coffee for the simple fact that it has bold flavor without being too bold like dark roast. For me, blonde roast is missing something. That's why making my own coffee at home is so much better.

I get to control what goes in to my coffeehouse coffees at home!

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Yield: 1 drink

Brown Sugar Shaken Iced Coffee

Brown Sugar Shaken Iced Coffee

This homemade copycat Starbucks Brown Sugar Shaken Iced Coffee is the perfect drink to shake up your coffee routine

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2-3 shots of espresso shots or 5 ounces of cold brew iced coffee
  • 1/2 cup of milk of your choice
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar syrup (more or less to your liking)
  • Cinnamon
  • Ice


  1. Add ice cubes to a mason jar. Top it off with espresso shots.
  2. Add the brown sugar syrup. Close the lid tightly and shake a few times until it is combined.
  3. Add the milk and top off with a dash of cinnamon.
  4. Drink up!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 139mgCarbohydrates: 100gFiber: 1gSugar: 73gProtein: 5g

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