11 Brown Sugar Drinks At Starbucks To Satisfy A Sweet Tooth

Brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso drinks are taking over social media.

We love the taste of these drinks, but it can be hard to know how to get one of your own if you have never tried one before.

Today, we dive into how to finally try a brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso, and other syrupy treats, for yourself.

1. Brown Sugar Oat Americano

The delicious combination of rich and bitter Blonde espresso, creamy savory oat milk, and the toasty sweetness of Starbucks brown sugar syrup makes for a tasty morning treat.

If you want to add a little spice, you can choose to add a dash of cinnamon for an extra fall feel.

A Starbucks iced brown sugar Americano with oat milk is perfect for late summer and early fall coffee runs.

In terms of nutrition, the grande cup size brown sugar oat Americano comes in at around 160 calories, 15 grams of sugar, and 255 milligrams of caffeine, depending on how much syrup you add.[1]

Starbucks Brown Sugar Oat Americano

2. Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

A slightly different yet still delicious take on the Starbucks iced brown sugar coffee, the oat milk shaken espresso is another excellent morning pick-me-up.

Using a combination of shaken Starbucks Blonde espresso, a few pumps of brown sugar syrup, and cinnamon topped off with oat milk and ice, this tastes like comfort in a cup without the heavy crash.

The grande nutrition facts for this Starbucks iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken drink comes in at around 250 calories, 33 grams of sugar, and 150 milligrams of caffeine.[2]

Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

3. Iced Mocha With Brown Sugar

Iced mochas are perfect for those who want the comfort of a hot chocolate combined with the rich caffeine hit of coffee on hot summer days.

Starbucks mocha drinks are made using a mix of espresso, mocha sauce, milk, and ice cubes topped off with brown sugar syrup and sweetened whipped cream, this has a similar taste to mocha with a warm brown sugar hit.

The grande size iced mocha with brown sugar comes in at around 350 calories, 30 grams of sugar, and 175 milligrams of caffeine.

Starbucks Iced Mocha With Brown Sugar

4. Iced London Fog Latte With Brown Sugar

For a fun and sophisticated take on the brown sugar trend, try ordering an iced London fog latte with a few pumps of brown sugar syrup.

Black tea infused with bergamot and lavender and milk is poured over ice along with a pump or two of vanilla and brown sugar syrup to create this moody drink.

A grande cup version of the iced London fog typically contains around 140 calories, 25 milligrams of sugar, and 40 milligrams of caffeine.

Starbucks Iced London Fog Latte with Brown Sugar

5. Hot Chocolate With Brown Sugar

Some like it hot, and the hot chocolate with brown sugar drink has an irresistible flavor combination.

Steamed milk, mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, brown sugar syrup, whipped cream, and mocha drizzle create a comforting sweet drink that is perfect for the cooler months.

As for the nutrition, the iced mocha with brown sugar comes in at 370 calories, 37 grams of sugar, and 25 milligrams of caffeine.

Starbucks Hot Chocolate With Brown Sugar

6. Caramel Macchiato With Brown Sugar

This twist on the classic macchiato is perfect for those who love a mellow coffee taste with sweet flavor notes.

This popular Starbucks caramel drink is created using a blend of steamed milk, vanilla syrup, espresso, brown sugar syrup, and caramel drizzle, this one is sure to be a staple order year-round.

In terms of nutrition facts, this drink tends to come in at around 250 calories, 33 grams of sugar, and 150 milligrams of caffeine.

Starbucks Caramel Macchiato With Brown Sugar

7. Matcha Latte With Brown Sugar

Matcha lattes are a funky and healthy way to get your caffeine fix; adding a little brown sugar twist only elevates this popular drink’s taste.

Using a simple combination of matcha powder, steamed milk, and brown sugar syrup, this matcha latte lives up to the hype.

A grande matcha latte tends to have around 240 calories, 32 grams of sugar, and 80 milligrams of caffeine.

Starbucks Matcha Latte With Brown Sugar

8. Blonde Vanilla Brown Sugar Latte

Latte lovers will adore this twist on the classic hot drink.

Starbucks’ Blonde espresso drinks mix steamed milk before vanilla and brown sugar syrups are blended in to create a comforting latte.

In terms of its nutritional value, a Blonde vanilla brown sugar latte has around 250 calories, 35 grams of sugar, and 170 milligrams of caffeine.

Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Brown Sugar Latte

9. Iced Chai Tea With Brown Sugar

Another excellent Starbucks iced brown sugar drink comes in the form of an iced chai.

This spiced delight takes black tea infused with cinnamon, cloves, and other cozy spices and adds milk, brown sugar syrup, and ice cubes for an awesome pick-me-up.

As for the nutrition, this drink tends to have around 240 calories, 42 grams of sugar, and 95 milligrams of caffeine per grande cup.

Starbucks Iced Chai Tea With Brown Sugar

10. Black Tea With Brown Sugar And Oat Milk

Tea lovers have their version of the brown sugar and oat milk combination that is sweeping social media.

You can choose between using English breakfast or an Earl grey blend and combine it with water, oatmilk, and brown sugar syrup for a sophisticated addition to your morning Starbucks run.

The grande-sized black tea with brown sugar and oatmilk tends to have around 100 calories, 15 grams of sugar, and 40 milligrams of caffeine, depending on how many pumps you use.

Starbucks Black Tea With Brown Sugar And Oat Milk

11. Caramel Apple Spice With Brown Sugar

An excellent fall favorite comes in the form of caramel apple spice with brown sugar syrup.

This popular Starbucks apple drink mixes a comforting blend of steamed apple juice, cinnamon, dolce syrup, and brown sugar syrup is topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce drizzle for autumn bliss in a cup.

The nutritional value of this hot drink is around 380 calories, 70 grams of sugar, and no caffeine.[3]

Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice With Brown Sugar

Make Your Own Brown Sugar Starbucks Drinks At Home

There are many recipes out there for those looking to get their iced brown sugar oatmilk fix at home - we have tasted a few to bring you a handy DIY guide.

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso Recipe

  • 1 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • Cinnamon stick (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup of oat milk
  • Two shots of strong coffee or espresso
  • Ice

Brown sugar simple syrup recipe:

  • 1
    Put the sugar, water, cinnamon, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to the boil, whisking as you do
  • 2
    Turn down the heat and simmer for five to ten minutes
  • 3
    Take off the heat and remove the cinnamon stick
  • 4
    Let the brown sugar simple syrup cool
  • 5
    Store in a glass airtight container in the fridge when not in use
Shaken espresso recipe:
  • 1
    Place the ice, syrup, and espresso in a lidded mason jar or cocktail shaker
  • 2
    Shake vigorously
  • 3
    Pour your shaken espresso into a glass
  • 4
    Top with the oatmilk

Bourbon Brown Sugar Cold Brew

  • Two shots of strong coffee or espresso
  • White mocha sauce
  • Brown sugar syrup
  • Cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Ice

Bourbon sugar cold brew recipe:

  • 1
    Combine the previously made brown sugar simple syrup, dolce syrup, mocha sauce, ice, vanilla extract, and espresso in a cocktail shaker or mason jar with a lid
  • 2
    Shake vigorously until cold and smooth
  • 3
    Pour your shaken espresso into a glass
  • 4
    Add oat milk and stir
  • 5
    Serve topped with whipped cream
Homemade Brown Sugar Starbucks Drinks

Ordering Secret Menu Starbucks Brown Sugar Drinks

Now that we’ve delved into the different brown sugar drinks Starbucks has to offer, we can start to shake things up.

To properly tailor your iced brown sugar oatmilk, it is key to remember these customization options.

Size Is Key

Each Starbucks drink comes in one of a few different cup sizes. From smallest to largest, the list includes:

  • Short or child - 8 ounces
  • Tall - 12 ounces
  • Grande - 16 ounces
  • Venti - 20 ounces
  • Trenta - 30 ounces

Knowing what size each cup is can be important, especially for people who love to combine syrups.

Dairy Alternatives

Starbucks has a wide range of milk types to aid customers with allergies or different preferences. The kinds of non-dairy milk available typically include:

  • Heavy cream
  • Nonfat milk
  • 2% milk
  • Whole milk
  • Half and half
  • Almond
  • Coconut
  • Oatmilk
  • Soy milk

You can also ask the barista to add extra milk foam, milk foam, light milk foam, and no foam to your shaken espresso, depending on your preferences.

Changing up your order is also a great way to customize the recipe.

Turn Up The Heat

Did you know that you can change the temperature of your oat milk drink?

The standard shaken espresso temperature is around 160 degrees; it is possible to ask the barista for an extra hot or kid’s drink, which brings the heat to 180 or 130 degrees.

Widen Your Horizons

Those who have a passion for brown sugar cold brew drinks know that the other syrups and drizzles are game-changers.

When you ask the barista to prepare your order, you can add a mixture of flavors for a hint of something new. 

Watch out when deciding how many pumps to use, as most baristas tend to aim for 2-6 pumps of syrup total; try asking for one pump or one pump and a half when mixed.

To Top It All Off

You are no longer limited to just whipped cream - you can try a range of drizzles, chocolate curls, powders, and sprinkles.

Marshmallows and candy can also be added for an even more magical touch depending on the time of year and availability.

Starbucks Brown Sugar Drinks FAQs

How do you add brown sugar to your Starbucks order on mobile?

To add brown sugar to your Starbucks drink on mobile, simply:

  • 1
    Choose your drink
  • 2
    Select ‘Customise’
  • 3
    Scroll down to ‘Flavors’
  • 4
    Select ‘Add syrups’
  • 5
    Choose ‘Brown Sugar Syrup’
  • 6
    Choose the number of pumps you want
  • 7
    Make any other necessary customizations
  • 8
    Pay and pick up
Does Starbucks have brown sugar cold foam?

Yes, they do. You can ask the barista to add brown syrup to the dairy before steaming for a delicious brown sugar cold foam finish. It is possible to ask the same for a hot drink order as well.

Does brown sugar cost extra at Starbucks?

If your drink is already meant to have the sweet brown sugar syrup (like a brown sugar cold brew), there will be no extra charge. However, adding it to a new drink may cost extra.


Variety is the spice of life and a brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso certainly brings a new sweet flavor to your favorite drinks.

To finally try one for yourself, head down to your local Starbucks store or try one of our recipes at home.

We are sure that you will love trying one of the iced brown sugar oatmilk drinks on your next coffee run.


1. https://www.starbucks.ca/menu/product/2123427/hot
2. https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/2123431/iced
3. https://globalassets.starbucks.com/assets/94fbcc2ab1e24359850fa1870fc988bc.pdf

Kayla Stavridis

Kayla Stavridis

Kayla Stavridis is the Head of Marketing here at Barista HQ. While keeping up-to-date on the latest trends in coffee, you can find her sipping a cold brew with just a touch of milk on the beach in the afternoon and a Corona with lime in the evening. She is passionate about keeping you informed about what’s new in coffee.

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