Easy Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso Recipe for Beginners


Got a sweet tooth and love coffee? Well, you’re in for a treat! Today, we’re talking about a super yummy coffee drink: brown sugar shaken espresso. It’s like a party in your mouth with every sip. And guess what? You can make it at home, easy peasy. Let’s get into how you can whip up this tasty drink in no time.

Recipe Details

Making brown sugar shaken espresso is like doing a fun experiment that ends with you getting to drink the results. It’s not just about mixing coffee with brown sugar. The magic is in the shaking part. It mixes everything so well and gives you that frothy, creamy top that makes your coffee look like it’s straight out of a fancy café.


Here’s what you need to get started. Nothing fancy, just a few simple things:

  • 2 shots of espresso (or strong coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine)
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (that’s the secret ingredient)
  • Ice cubes (to chill and dilute your espresso just right)
  • 1/2 cup of cold water or milk (depending on how you like your coffee)

Preparation Steps

  1. Brew the Espresso: Start by making your espresso shots. If you don’t have an espresso machine, no worries. Just make some really strong coffee.
  2. Shake It Up: In a jar with a tight lid, add your espresso, brown sugar, and ice cubes. Now, the fun part – shake it like you mean it! You want to shake it until it’s well mixed and frothy.
  3. Add Water or Milk: Open the jar, and add your cold water or milk. Give it one last gentle shake to mix everything well.
  4. Enjoy: Pour your shaken espresso into a glass and enjoy right away. If you want to get fancy, you can add a straw.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Sugar Level: Like it sweeter? Feel free to add more brown sugar. It’s all about what tastes good to you.
  • Milk Options: You can use any type of milk here. Almond, oat, cow’s milk – whatever floats your boat.
  • Make It Creamy: For a creamier drink, add a splash of heavy cream or half-and-half after shaking.

Serving Suggestions

This drink is perfect for a hot day when you need a pick-me-up but don’t want hot coffee. Serve it with a light snack, like cookies or a croissant, and you’ve got yourself a little afternoon treat.

Nutritional Information

While this will vary based on how you tweak the recipe, here’s a rough idea for one serving:

  • Calories: 70-100 (depending on the milk and sugar amount)
  • Fat: 0-5g (varies with the choice of milk)
  • Carbs: 15g (mostly from the sugar)
  • Protein: 1-2g (if you’re using milk)