How to Make a “Better than Starbucks” Easy Shaken Oat Milk Latte

“Shake up” your morning coffee routine with this “Better-Than-Starbucks” Easy Shaken Oat Milk Latte!

Now that summer is in full swing, I have found myself craving something cold and refreshing to satisfy my caffeine craving. Enter the shaken oat milk latte!

Unshaken Oat Milk Latte

An Easy, Delicious Pick-Me-Up

 As many of you know, Starbucks introduced this popular drink as part of their spring menu in March of this year. Although their version is delicious, I was inspired to create my own version of this refreshing treat. While my version is a fraction of the cost of Starbucks ‘ drink, it sacrifices NONE of the flavors! In fact, I even think it tastes even better than the original Starbucks version! The best part about my version is that you can stay in your pj’s while you sip it! 

My Espresso Machine + Latte Ingredients

Do I Have to Use Espresso?

This recipe calls for espresso because its strong, bitter flavor balances out the creaminess of the oat milk and the sweetness of the brown sugar syrup. However, if you do not have an espresso machine, just substitute strong coffee! I recommend using your favorite cold brew or the strongest roast you have in your pantry.

How To Make Your Own Brown Sugar Syrup

The star of this refreshing treat is most definitely the brown sugar syrup. Brown sugar syrup is just a simple syrup made with brown sugar instead of white sugar. The brown sugar syrup adds a rich, nutty, caramel-y flavor that just cannot be topped! You can find brown sugar syrup at the grocery store, but chances are you have all the ingredients for this syrup right in your pantry! All you need is brown sugar, water, and salt. You can also add ingredients like vanilla extract, cinnamon, or nutmeg to add a unique flavor to this sweet syrup. 

brown sugar syrup
Brown Sugar Syrup

A Customizable Treat

When it comes to coffee, everyone likes theirs a little differently. If you prefer yours on the sweeter side, be more generous with the brown sugar syrup. If you like your coffee creamier, add a little more oat milk. Remember, the beauty of this recipe is how easy and versatile it is! Do not be afraid to play around with the proportions until you find the “blend” that best suits your tastebuds!

shaken oat milk latte
Shaken Oat Milk Latte

Watch Me Make This Refreshing Drink in No Time!

Once you try my take on Starbuck’s Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Latte, you will be skipping the drive-through and taking your coffee at home instead! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!

For more cold, decadent, and delicious coffee recipes, try my Mocha Frappe and Easy Iced Coffee or for a creamier sweet treat, try my Coffee Ice Cream Punch

Shaken Oat Milk Latte Starbucks

Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 jar with a lid
  • ice
  • 2 shots of espresso (or your favorite cold brew or strong coffee)
  • brown sugar syrup to taste
  • oat milk (I love Califia Farms Oat Milk)


  1. Fill your jar about halfway up with ice.
  2. Brew your espresso or strong coffee and pour over ice.
  3. Add brown sugar syrup to taste.
  4. Secure lid on the jar and shake, shake shake!
  5. Fill the rest of the jar with oat milk, and give it a stir.
Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 369Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 73mgCarbohydrates 91gFiber 2gSugar 57gProtein 2g
brown sugar syrup

Brown Sugar Syrup

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This brown sugar syrup could not be easier -or quicker- to make! You will be enjoying this rich, carmel-y syrup in no time!


  • 1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Stir together the brown sugar, water, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.

2. Cook until the sugar has dissolved completely.

3. Take off the heat and store in an airtight jar.

Nutrition Information
Yield 15 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 46Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 75mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 0gSugar 12gProtein 0g

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