How to Craft: Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso

By: Brandon Allison

This quick and easy “how-to” will guide you step by step on how to craft your very own brown sugar shaken espresso right from your own kitchen! Follow along with this short article (and first in our “How to Craft” series), and make your morning coffee routine more simple and delicious!

When it comes to our morning coffee, we all know how costly and time-consuming it can be to visit our favorite coffee shop every day. So, with just a few ingredients and these quick and easy steps, you will save both time and money. You’ll have fun crafting your favorite beverage each and every morning as you prepare to tackle the day ahead. 

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Brown Sugar Espresso Ingredients

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  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar                    
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • 4 oz. freshly brewed espresso 
  • Milk/Creamer of your preference 
  • Your Favorite Coffee Cup!    
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Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso

Kalem Lingg
How to craft a delicious brown sugar shaken espresso – a uniquely prepared drink with hints of brown sugar and cinnamon to create a strong, yet tasty coffee.
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Beverages
Servings 1 Serving
Calories 100 kcal


  • 2 teaspoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • 4 ounces Espresso (freshly brewed) Blonde Roast is very popular with this drink but is completely optional
  • Milk/Creamer Any milk of your choice will do, oatmilk is the most popular


  • To begin with the construction of this delicious morning pick-me-up, you will first need to measure out your espresso. For a sweeter taste and stronger kick, try out blonde espresso roast. Despite it being a lighter and sweeter tasting roast, it actually has more caffeine than your standard espresso roast.
    Barista Tip: As someone who really enjoys the flavor of cinnamon, I like to add cinnamon into my coffee filter with the espresso for a stronger hint of that flavor.
  • Next, sprinkle out 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder and then measure out 2 teaspoons of brown sugar to add into your shaker. Depending on how sweet you like your drinks, feel free to add more or less brown sugar.
  • After all of this is prepped, you will begin brewing the espresso straight into the shaker and let all of these ingredients combine.
  • Once your espresso is finished brewing, you will add a generous amount of ice into the shaker in order to cool your espresso and prevent the ice from melting. Give all of that a good shake (count to 10 shakes as an easy memory tip) and empty the contents into your favorite glass.
  • The final step is to add a splash of your favorite milk or creamer and fill up the rest of your glass.
  • All that’s left to do is stir it up and enjoy! You will be on your way in about 5 minutes with this short, simple recipe and be ready for anything life throws at you!
Keyword coffee drinks, espresso
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The brown sugar shaken espresso is a delightful and unique way to start your morning compared to your typical cup of coffee. It’s a frothy, smooth, chilled coffee with flavors of brown sugar and cinnamon. And it’ll bring the feeling of Fall into your cup any time of the year.

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Why shake espresso?

Shaking the espresso elevates your drink from the everyday latte by adding a thicker, frothier texture to your coffee for a smoother, easier sip.

What is the difference between a latte and a shaken espresso?

A shaken espresso differs from a latte in that it uses much less milk. Shaken espressos typically have more ice and by shaking the drink and creating the layer of froth, it fills more of the glass than a typical latte. 

Are there different types of shaken espressos?

The best part about shaken espressos is that they can be crafted with any combination of your liking. They are delicious with milk, alternative milks, breve, creamer, and any assortment of flavors.

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About the Author

Brandon Allison is a recent graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications and Media and plans to create content on various topics. Brandon was a barista while in college and has a love and passion for all things coffee, excited to share his knowledge, recipes, and creations.

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