When thinking about all the drinks I order at Starbucks, for some reason the longer the name the more complex of a drink I assume it is. Well. I was wrong and am so happy to share my chocolate almondmilk shaken espresso recipe! Simple recipes are my absolute favorites. I'm including a few optional variations too, because when you make it at home, you can make it however you want it! Next on my list is Melanie's iced honey oatmilk latte, yum! I'm excited to start trying new recipes and syrups while I make more coffee at home.Jump to Recipe
Make your Espresso
I have an Nespresso, (I have the Nespresso Gran Lattissima that I scored on Black Friday if you're curious or on the market) so for my exact recipe I used 2 Starbucks blonde espresso pods. If you don't have an espresso maker it's ok, you can brew a really strong pot of coffee and use that instead. That way you can use your preferred beans too. If you have any other type of espresso machine you will want to make 2 shots of espresso. You also don't have to use blonde espresso, but that's what they use at Starbucks and I like the flavor so that's what I went with.
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Combine in a Cocktail Shaker
Add your ice and malt powder to your cocktail shaker, top with your espresso. A note on the malt powder- experiment and find out what you like. I grabbed chocolate Ovaltine because it was what was in stock at my grocery store. You can use regular malt powder and chocolate almond milk, chocolate malt powder and regular almond milk, I've also made this with oat milk. So, really, this is your excuse to try a few variations out and find the sweetness level you enjoy.
Tips for Mixing
- If you don't have a cocktail shaker you can use any glass that will seal completely. I've tried this with my toddler's yeti water bottle and it worked great! You can also use a mason jar.
- If you use a cocktail shaker, once it's cold it's hard to open so run hot water over it to 'defrost' it in a way.
- Shake for 30-40 seconds. You want to break up the ice and give the mixture a chance to froth. This also makes sure that the Ovaltine dissolves.
Finish the Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso
Pour your shaken espresso (see? The name literally is the step to make it) into a glass and top with your milk of choice. I liked the double chocolate flavor of the chocolate almond milk and the chocolate malt powder so that's what I've included in the recipe card below.
I would LOVE to hear what flavor variations you've tried for your homemade espressos! I feel like this is something that I'm going to really get into!
Stay caffeinated, Claire
Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso
- 1 cocktail shaker can also use a mason jar or glass that seals.
- 1½ tablespoon chocolate malt Can use any brand
- 1 cup ice
- 2 shots blonde espresso can use preferred flavor espresso or really strong coffee- I would start with about ¼-½ cup and see how you like the flavor and go from there.
- 1 cup chocolate almond milk
- Make 2 shots of blodne espresso using your espresso machine or nespresso. You can also brew and use really strong coffee.
- Put ice into a cocktail shaker and add your chocolate malt.
- Pour espresso into cocktail shaker and shake vigourosly for 20-30 seconds.
- Add shaken espresso into a glass. Top with preferred almondmilk.
- use regular or chocolate almond milk
- Add an additional half tablespoon of malt powder to the shaken espresso