This iced toasted vanilla oatmilk shaken espresso Starbucks drink is the newest addition to their spring drink menu. It is a refreshing espresso drink with a kick from the sweet toasted vanilla syrup and is finished off with creamy oat milk.
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This is the best Starbucks iced toasted vanilla oatmilk shaken espresso drink.
I literally impatiently wait for Starbucks to release their seasonal drink every quarter. This time they blessed us with this toasted vanilla oat milk shaken espresso beverage that I personally can’t get enough of.
Sure it is pretty simple and yes you might also notice that a few of the Starbucks drinks might taste pretty similar. But honestly, that shouldn’t take away from the joy you will experience when making yourself a homemade coffee drink.
What is a shaken espresso?
A shaken espresso is as simple as it sounds. It pretty much is an espresso that’s been shaken with ice to make it extra cold and frothy, think of it like an espresso cocktail.
This drink is perfect for warm spring and summer days.
Why you need to make this recipe!
- It tastes delicious! The toastiness from the vanilla syrup is everything!
- This recipe allows you to recreate your favorite Starbucks drink at home.
- It will allow you to save a ton of money given the fact that each drink costs about $5-$7 in stores.
- You will be able to tweak this recipe to fit your desired sweetness which I think is one of the best perks of making this homemade!No fancy equipment required!
Ingredients for this Starbucks iced toasted vanilla oatmilk shaken espresso drink
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this iced starbucks shaken espresso. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Vanilla bean pods– This is what we will be toasting for this recipe. I u=only used half a vanilla bean pod to keep price in mind and used vanilla bean paste to substitute for the rest of the flavor here.
- Vanilla bean paste– This is gonna be used to make our toasted vanilla syrup.
- Granulated sugar– We will be using the granulated sugar to sweeten and make our syrup taste toasty.
- Espresso– Starbucks uses blonde roast espresso for their shaken espressos.
- Oatmilk– I love using the Chobani vanilla oatmilk or extra creamy oatmilk for this drink since it yields something delicious!
- Water– You will need a little water to make the syrup.
Here are a few substitute ingredients that you can use if you don’t have the above options.
If you don’t have vanilla bean pods, feel free to use more vanilla bean paste instead. Just know that you won’t get much of that toasty flavor.
If you don’t have oatmilk on hand you can also use almond milk, cashew milk, or even regular dairy milk if you don’t mind for it having dairy.
WHAT TO USE INSTEAD OF ESPRESSO FOR LATTES?
Before we got an espresso machine I used to use 2-3 teaspoons of instant coffee mixed with 3 tablespoons of hot water instead of espresso in my lattes!
You could also go with regular brewed coffee instead of espresso. That would make this drink a bit different but desperate times, call for desperate measures.
How to make Starbucks toasted vanilla oatmilk shaken espresso at home
This is how you can make this coffee drink at home Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
Make the toasted vanilla simple syrup first
- Toast the vanilla pod on medium heat until fragrant.
- Add in the water, sugar, and vanilla bean paste.
- Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Let cool.
Make your Starbucks iced toasted vanilla oatmilk shaken espresso drink
- Add ice into a mason jar or a cocktail shaker.
- Top that with the homemade Starbucks toasted vanilla syrup, and fresh espresso.
- Close the mason jar tightly and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds until frothy and chilled.
- Pour in a tall glass full of ice.
- Add in some oatmilk, stir and enjoy this refreshing drink.
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Frequently asked questions – FAQ
How to store leftover toasted vanilla syrup for coffee?
This recipe makes enough syrup for 4-5 drinks so you can store it in an air tight jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. It’s so good though that I doubt it’ll stay that long!
Can I make this iced toasted vanilla oatmilk shaken espresso drink hot?
Yes and no. Hear me out, this drink has its own special technique that makes it unique. The shaking of the espresso with the ice is what gives this drink it’s unique attributes. So technically you can’t make the exact thing because you wouldn’t be able to shake a hot espresso with syrup.
But you can make it as a regular latte. Start with your toasted vanilla syrup at the bottom of your cup, add in the espresso shots then top it off with frothed or hot oatmilk. So it will taste pretty similar but in hot drink form.
WHAT IS THE BEST ICE FOR STARBUCKS drinks?
This might be the second most important question that you asked yourself. Starbucks makes their ice using triple filtered water which makes the ice taste not bad at all actually. So when freezing water to make your ice cubes, go for filtered water whenever possible to get the best-flavored drink!
Is making this drink really cheaper than just getting it from the store?
100% yes! I did the math and I’m here to prove it to you.
When it comes to making the toasted vanilla syrup I can see why you might think that it’s a little expensive and worry that you might spend more making it homemade rather than just buying the drink from the store because of the vanilla bean pod. So here is the breakdown.
Toasted vanilla syrup $5.75 for 4-5 servings.
- ½ Vanilla bean pod $5, this is the most pricey item on this recipe.
- Vanilla bean paste $0.50
- Sugar $0.25
Iced Toasted vanilla oatmilk shaken espresso homemade $2.01
- Toasted vanilla syrup $1.43
- Espresso $0.25
- Oatmilk $0.33
So overall I think making it homemade is better because you will know exactly what’s in it plus it will reduce the cost of your drink to about $2 rather than $7!
Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
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Toasted vanilla syrup
- ½ vanilla bean
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- ⅔ cup water
Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso drink
- 1-2 shots espresso freshly brewed
- 3 tablespoon toasted vanilla syrup
- ½ cup oatmilk or any dairy or non dairy alternative you prefer.
Toasted Vanilla syrup
- Slice the vanilla bean in half lengthwise to allow the filling to come out when making the syrup. Slice into smaller pieces and place in a medium saucepan. Toast the vanilla beans over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally to keep it from burning.
- Pour the water, sugar, and vanilla bean paste over it and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer and let the mixture infuse for 8-10 minutes.
- Store the syrup in a heat-proof mason jar or glass container and let it cool down fully. Keep the vanilla pieces in the syrup to continue infusing our syrup. When using the syrup don't add in the vanilla bean pods into the drink.
Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso drink
- Add the freshly brewed espresso shots, toasted vanilla syrup, and ice into a mason jar or a cocktail shaker. tightly close the jar or the cocktail shaker and shake for 20-30 seconds until the espresso is chilled and frothy.
- Pour into an ice-filled glass, top with your preferred oatmilk and enjoy!
How to store leftover toasted vanilla syrup for coffee?This recipe makes enough syrup for 4-5 drinks so you can store it in an air-tight jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. It’s so good though that I doubt it’ll stay that long!
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