Iced Shaken Espresso – 4 Delicious Recipes!

By Brooke Davis •  Updated: 02/18/22 •  7 min read

If you’re a coffee-lover, you would already know that there is nothing like a cup of iced coffee to make it through a hot summer day.

You can even enjoy an iced shaken espresso during cold months if you want because of its irresistible taste.

It’s one of the best drinks that’s satisfying and refreshing, and you can easily make it at home.

This post will discuss an easy Starbucks recipe to make foamy iced shaken espresso within minutes.

What is an Iced Shaken Espresso?

Iced shaken espresso is a perfect summertime treat for all those people who need a little more caffeine in their lives. It’s made by shaking simple syrup and espresso shots on big ice cubes with a splash of milk to make a full-bodied and airy cold espresso.

The iced shaken espresso offers bold espresso flavors and also feels slightly sweet. The addition of milk balances the drink perfectly to enjoy it whenever you need it. The same technique can be used to make iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken and Starbucks iced shaken espressos.

Starbucks Iced Shaken Espresso Recipe

Iced Shaken Espresso Starbucks Recipe
Credit: Starbucks

Starbucks added iced shaken espresso to its menu in 2021 and a couple of other espressos, including Iced Chocolate Shaken Espresso and iced brown-sugar oatmilk shaken espresso. 

According to Starbucks, the shaking technique adds another layer to the drink and allows you to enjoy a richer texture.

We will discuss the same recipe that Starbucks uses to create a grande-size (16-ounce cup).

It’s an incredibly easy-to-make recipe, and you can use it to make this drink at home within minutes.

Recipe Time

  • Total Time: 4 to 5 minutes
  • Preparation Time: 2 minutes
  • Additional Time: 2 to 3 minutes

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Three shots of espresso
  • Several big ice cubes
  • ¼ cup 2% milk (whole)
  • Two tablespoons of simple syrup

Instructions to Follow

  1. Use your favorite coffee brewer to start the process by brewing the espresso shots.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker or resealable jar with big ice cubes.
  3. Add the simple syrup and the brewed espresso shots to the shaker or jar.
  4. Shake the mixture for about 30 to 45 seconds, and you’ll start seeing a foam layer appearing on top of the mix.
  5. Add remaining ice cubes to a tall glass (we like to add ice cubes to the glass halfway through).
  6. Pour the shaken mixture over ice cubes.
  7. Pour the 2% whole milk into the glass to finish the process.
  8. Serve or enjoy your Starbucks iced shaken espresso.

Important Tips

  • It’s possible to prepare your shots of espresso and store them in your refrigerator beforehand if you want. Then you can use them whenever needed. It’s an excellent option for those people who want to make this drink in the morning but don’t have enough time for preparation.
  • You can also make simple syrup in a large quantity at home to use later. You need to dissolve some sugar in water to make simple syrup.
  • Consider using the coffee beans you like the most to make this recipe as tasty as possible.
  • You can use any milk; however, Starbucks uses 2% milk to make the iced shaken espresso.
  • If you don’t have big ice cubes, you can also use the small ones for this recipe. However, small ice cubes melt faster than large ones, and you can end up with a more watered shaken espresso drink. You can easily find big ice cube molds from your local store if you don’t have them to make big ice cubes.

Starbucks Iced Shaken Espresso: Nutrition Information

A single serving of the Starbucks iced shaken espresso discussed above offers the following:

  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Sugar: 7.2 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 2.7 grams
  • Sodium: 24 milligrams
  • Cholesterol: 6 milligrams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.5 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 grams
  • Total Fat: 2 grams
  • Calories: 76

Iced Honey Vanilla Shaken Espresso Recipe

Iced Honey Vanilla Shaken Espresso Recipe
Iced Honey Vanilla Shaken Espresso Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 2-ounce shot of espresso
  • Two teaspoons of honey
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces half and half milk
  • Big Ice cubes

Instructions to Follow

  1. Use a small mug to brew your espresso shots over vanilla extract and honey.
  2. Use a cocktail shaker or resealable jar and shake the brewed espresso over ice.
  3. Add fresh large ice cubes to a glass and pour shaken espresso over it.
  4. Froth half and half milk.
  5. Add the foamy cold milk to your espresso drink.

Iced Brown-Sugar Oat-Milk Espresso Recipe

Iced Brown-Sugar Oat-Milk Espresso Recipe
Iced Brown-Sugar Oat-Milk Espresso Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 2-ounce shot of espresso
  • 2-ounce oat milk
  • Two teaspoons of brown sugar
  • Big Ice cubes

Instructions to Follow

  1. Use a small mug to brew the mixture of brown sugar and espresso shot.
  2. Use a cocktail shaker or resealable jar and shake the brewed espresso over ice.
  3. Add ice cubes to a glass and pour the shaken espresso into it.
  4. Froth cold oat milk to make a foam.
  5. Pour the oat milk foam into the glass to complete this espresso drink recipe.

Iced Chocolate Shaken Espresso Recipe

Iced Chocolate Shaken Espresso Recipe
Iced Chocolate Shaken Espresso Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 2-ounce shot of espresso
  • Two teaspoons of chocolate syrup
  • 2 ounces half and half milk
  • Big Ice cubes

Instructions to Follow

  1. Use a small mug and brew your espresso.
  2. Use a cocktail shaker or resealable jar and shake the brewed espresso over ice.
  3. Add fresh large ice cubes to a glass and pour shaken espresso over it.
  4. Froth chocolate syrup and half and half milk.
  5. Pour the foamy milk and chocolate syrup mixture over the espresso drink to complete the process.

Other Iced Shaken Espresso Options

There are also some other flavor options that you can use to make iced shaken espresso.

All you need to do is understand the basic steps, and you’ll be able to make different types of iced shaken recipes with varying flavor options.

Iced pumpkin shaken espresso with pumpkin latte syrup and simple iced shaken espresso with milk and ice of your choice also taste good, and you can make them using the same methods discussed above.

FAQs

Is Double-Shot on Ice and Iced Shaken Espresso Same?

The Starbucks double-shot espresso used to be on the Starbucks menu, but the Starbucks iced shaken espresso has replaced it. Both drinks are different as the iced shaken espresso uses one less espresso shot and less simple syrup.  

Can You Make Iced Shaken Espresso with Blonde Espresso?

You can use most types of roasts to make iced shaken espresso. The blonde espresso is a smoother and lighter roast. The iced shaken espresso made with this roast will be less intense. However, it’ll have more caffeine content.

How Does Starbucks Make this Espresso?

The recipe mentioned above uses Starbucks’s same ingredients and steps to make grande iced shaken espresso. It uses 2% whole milk, three shots of espresso, and classic syrup.

What Is a Starbucks Iced Shaken Espresso?

Iced Shaken Espresso is a full-bodied drink made by Starbucks. It’s made by shaking classic syrup (or any other type of sweetener) and espresso shots on big ice cubes with a splash of milk to make a full-bodied and airy cold espresso. It’s the strongest cold coffee that Starbucks has to offer.

What Does Iced Shaken Espresso Taste Like?

The Iced Shaken Espresso is a grande size drink that offers a full flavor and a little bit of bitterness of the bold espresso. It starts with a typical espresso flavor on ice and finishes with a bit of sweetness because of the added syrup.

Final Words

If you’re a coffee lover who enjoys drinking espresso, you will love the easy-to-make, refreshing, and satisfying Starbucks iced shaken espresso.

The added milk and syrup provide this drink with an added layer of roundness and sweetness, but you can use a dark roast at the same time to make it taste bolder and more intense.

Read next: Can I Have Iced Coffee After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

You can make this drink and enjoy it daily, and it’s a perfect coffee for any hot summer day.

We hope this iced shaken espresso guide will help you make the best iced shaken coffee to impress your friends and family.

Brooke Davis

Hi everyone, my name is Brooke and I’m a Barista and freelance writer. I love brewing coffee and my favorite coffee drink is without doubt an Americano (espresso with added hot water). When I’m not busy making or writing about coffee you’ll find me hanging out at the beach with friends in California where I am currently residing.

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