Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso | Try my super easy copycat Starbucks iced chocolate almondmilk shaken espresso with the simplest ingredients. Skip the malted milk powder in my homemade version and go straight for dark chocolate almond milk. Top with whipped cream for an extra special touch.
This iced coffee is a Starbucks-inspired creation but easier - like the easiest.
Instead of using chocolate malt powder as Starbucks does in their drink, we're taking a shortcut and using dark chocolate almond milk. My little hack makes this drink super easy because malt powder isn't at my local shop. Also, this makes my drink safe for people following a gluten-free diet.
Don't let anyone tell you that you have to use exactly what Starbucks does to make copycat recipes at home. It's fine. Enjoy your coffee, live your life!
Chocolate and coffee go together well and this Iced Chocolate Latte is no exception to that rule. If you enjoy iced coffee and also chocolate, you will love this drink.
What does Starbucks put in their Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso?
On its website, Starbucks lists 2 shots of blonde espresso, almond milk, and chocolate malt powder as ingredients in their Tall Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso.
What is shaken espresso?
Shaken espresso is an espresso that is foamed by shaking it with ice. The result is a frothy, creamy coffee. This is good for making cold coffees because it mellows the flavor of the espresso a bit and you don't need to foam the milk to get a thicker drink.
See the recipe card for exact amounts.
Whip the cream to soft peaks. I like to use my hand blender. You can skip this step if you prefer.
Add 1 cup of ice to a large jar that has a lid. Add the espresso.
Add the lid and shake the espresso and ice for 30-60 seconds, until it's foamy and a caramelly color.
Add more ice to a serving glass and pour in the shaken espresso.
Add the dark chocolate almond milk. You could also add a bit of heavy cream here.
Add a dollop of whipped cream and a straw and then serve! Stir the drink together while you sip.
Tips for making Chocolate Shaken Espresso
What to serve with an Iced Chocolate Shaken Espresso
Make this drink as needed. You can make the whipped cream earlier in the day and store it in the fridge until needed.
Shaking espresso with ice helps mellow the flavor and yields a foam without foaming milk separately.
Yes for sure, just make sure to use decaf beans or espresso grind.
Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso
For the drink
- 2 shots brewed espresso
- 1 cup ice
- ½ cup dark chocolate almond milk
For the garnish: optional
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- cocao nibs
- Whip the sugar with the heavy cream until you reach soft peaks. Set aside.
- Brew 2 shots of espresso.
- Add 1 cup of ice to a large mason jar with a lid. Add the espresso. Shake for 30-60 seconds until the espresso is fomay and a caramel color.
- Pour the shaken espresso including the ice into a serving glass.
- Add the chocolate almond milk.
- Add whipped topping if using and serve. Stir while sipping.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.
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