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Iced Shaken Espresso Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)

Iced-Shaken-Espresso

If you’re a coffee fanatic, you’re likely to have a morning pick-me-up from your nearest coffee shop. It’s seldom when we might treat ourselves to fancy Starbucks coffee. Just recently, we tried the Iced Shaken Espresso at Starbucks and couldn’t stop wanting more. So we dug into the recipe and came up with our own Iced Shaken Espresso Recipe.

Now you can enjoy fancy coffee every day if you’d like, without fretting over the bill because this recipe needs no fancy ingredients or equipment. You can whip it up for yourself or for a group of friends at any time. It’s also a perfectly refreshing summer drink.

Read More: Iced Americano (Easy & Homemade Recipe)

What is Iced Shaken Espresso?

As the name suggests, this espresso drink gives the beverage a new dimension with a sweeter and icier touch. It was introduced to the Starbucks menu in 2021, and since then has become widely popular. The barista shakes espresso, ice, milk, and sweet syrup manually which incorporates the balance of cold and sweetness.

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Also Read: Starbucks Iced Mocha Recipe (Copycat)

How Does Iced Shaken Espresso Taste?

The Iced Shaken Espresso has a rich and bold flavor coupled with the sweetness from the sugar syrup. The added ice gives the drink a refreshing touch. It’s a perfect choice for those who enjoy the less intense features of their espresso.

Iced Shaken Espresso Recipe (Step-By-Step)

We’ve got a recipe to replicate the beverage accurately and made it even better, that too in not more than a dollar. The Iced Shaken Espresso ingredients are so easy to find that you’ll find yourself addicted to making it over and over again, like a professional barista. So without any further delay, let’s get down to the details.

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Ingredients

  • Medium to dark roasted espresso powder
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 2% milk
  • Sugar
  • Water

Equipment Needed

  • Saucepan
  • Serving glass
  • Shaker
  • Espresso machine or Nespresso

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, add 1 cup of water and 1 ½ cup of sugar. Allow it to simmer!
  • Your syrup will be ready when the syrup shortens to a viscous mixture. (You can store it in a glass bottle at room temperature for up to a month)
  • Pull a double shot of espresso using the Nespresso or espresso machine. Allow it to cool!
  • In a shaker, add the sugar syrup, espresso, and ice cubes. Give it a thorough shake. Remember, the more you shake, the better the results.
  • In your serving glass, add ice cubes. Using a strainer, pour the shaken espresso into the glass.
  • Add 2% milk to the glass and watch the layers blend. 
  • Give the drink a good stir before sipping and don’t forget to enjoy.

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Questions People Ask

How much Caffeine is in Iced Shaken Espresso?

16 ounces serving of Iced Shaken Espresso, contains approximately 200 milligrams of caffeine.

How many Calories are in Iced Shaken Espresso?

There are nearly 160 calories in a Venti-sized cup of Iced Shaken Espresso.

How long does Iced Shaken Espresso Last?

If you don’t drink the Iced Shaken Espresso immediately, chances are that it will expire if not refrigerated. So if you’d want it to last longer, you need to refrigerate it. It will keep the beverage worth drinking for up to 12 hours.

How to order Iced Shaken Espresso at Starbucks?

You can have the Iced Shaken Espresso customized to your liking. We suggest a Grande-sized serving with a double shot of cold espresso, milk of your choice, and a couple of pumps of your favorite syrup. Make sure the barista has it all thrown into a cup with ice cubes.

Iced Shaken Espresso Recipe: Conclusion

We believe that the Iced Shaken Espresso recipe is the easiest one we’ve come up with so far. Not just convenient, but it also gives amazing results. You’re likely to enjoy the barista feels whilst making it, and enjoy sipping it while lounging in the summer heat.

If you’ve tried the Starbucks cold brew, you’d be surprised at how similar this homemade recipe is to the original one.

Iced Shaken Espresso

The barista physically shakes espresso, ice, milk, and sweet syrup to achieve a mix of sweetness and cooling in Iced Shaken Espresso.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: coffee drink, coffee recipe, espresso drinks, iced coffee, Iced Shaken Espresso, starbucks copycat
Servings: 1
Calories: 199kcal

Equipment

  • Espresso Machine (Can also use a Nespresso machine)
  • Saucepan
  • Shaker
  • Serving Glass

Ingredients

  • Roasted espresso powder
  • 5-6 Ice cubes
  • 2% milk
  • Sugar
  • Water

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, add 1 cup of water and 1 ½ cup of sugar. Allow it to simmer!
  • Your syrup will be ready when the syrup shortens to a viscous mixture.
  • Pull a double shot of espresso using the Nespresso or espresso machine. Allow it to cool!
  • In a shaker, add the sugar syrup, espresso, and ice cubes. Give it a thorough shake.
  • In your serving glass, add ice cubes. Using a strainer, pour the shaken espresso into the glass.
  • Add 2% milk to the glass and watch the layers blend.
  • Give the drink a good stir before sipping and don’t forget to enjoy.

Notes

  • You can also pull an espresso shot with a Moka pot or a French Press.

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About the author

Timothy Byron Smith

Tim is the author and webmaster of this blog. He is a coffee aficionado who has always strived to succeed by simplifying the many facets of the coffee business into engaging and informative writing. In addition to helping readers discover their next brew, he intends to educate them about espresso and coffee.

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