Author: Susanne at dishwithme.com
Okay, okay, so my copycat brown sugar shaken espresso is actually stirred, not shaken. I don’t own a fancy little shaker, so stirred it is! It tastes the same, so it matters not.
Kelsey and I recently visited family in California and my sister introduced me to this iced coffee drink from the coffee shop that starts with an S. It was love at first sip. We tried the salted caramel flavor first and then the brown sugar. I strongly prefer the brown sugar.
You no longer need to suffer from that 2 or 3 O’clock slump, this drink will perk you up in no time flat!
This recipe is super easy for such a tasty payout. Even if you have to make the simple syrup first, it can be fixed in under 5 minutes. I strongly recommend keeping a batch of the simple syrup in your refrigerator, so a drink can be made at your whim.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR COPYCAT BROWN SUGAR SHAKEN ESPRESSO
You will need some time of espresso maker for this drink, unless you use an instant version. It doesn’t matter what kind of espresso maker it is.
I typically make a double batch of the brown sugar simple syrup, so when a craving for this drink hits, it is ready to go. I put it in a plastic container with a lid and store it in the refrigerator.
If you have a shaker, by all means, baby, shake it up! If you’re like me and do not have one, simply stir.
- Brown sugar
OTHER RECIPES TO ENJOY
- Keurig or espresso maker
- 1/4 cup Brown sugar simple syrup
- 2 shots Espresso
- Oat milk
- To make the brown sugar simple syrup, simply use equal parts dark brown sugar and water. Place 1 cup water and 1 cup dark brown sugar in a pot on medium-high heat, stir just until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat. I usually make a double batch. Store in the refrigerator.
- In a coffee cup, make 2 shots of espresso. I use the "shot" feature on my Keurig and two K-cups. I use Peet's Major Dickason's K-cups.
- Fill a plastic tumbler/cup with ice, add 1/4 cup brown sugar simple syrup. Do NOT pour hot liquids into a glass!
- Pour the espresso over the ice and brown sugar simple syrup. Fill the rest of the cup with oat milk and stir. I don't have a fancy shaker, so I simply stir instead.
- Ta-da! I hope you enjoy this wonderful drink.