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If you’re looking for a super smooth coffee drink, then this shaken espresso recipe is for you! This drink can be completely customized, which is the best part!
Are you ready for a life-changing coffee drink?
Purchasing coffee from a small shop is fun and can be a great way to try out new drinks. Personally, once I find I drink that I like, I’m on a mission to make it myself, all at home. I’ve found that I get the most enjoyment from making my coffee exactly how I like it.
I’ll admit that the name shaken espresso sounds fancy. It seems like something we’d never want to make for ourselves right at home. The secret? This is about the easiest drink you’ll make.
I love to use my Eureka Mignon Notte grinder and Diletta Mio espresso machine to make a quick and delicious espresso. The machine has impeccable temperature control, which makes crafting the perfect espresso easy. Plus, the Italian-engineered design focuses on quality with an eco-friendly low-power mode. If you’re ready to up your espresso game, make sure to check out both machines:
Here’s how to make this recipe.
- Start with espresso. Use a pod, an espresso machine, or a stovetop brewer.
- Prepare a double shot of espresso and shake it with ice. During the shaking, all of the magic happens. The oils in the espresso emulsify with the ice and create a mellow, smooth-tasting espresso.
- Finish it with the milk of your choice. You can add any type of sweetness at this point or begin the entire drink with date syrup (or brown sugar) in the glass with the pre-shaken espresso.
Frequently asked questions about this recipe.
Espresso is often made with espresso machines, but you do not need a fancy machine! Other options include: 1) pod-style machines that use preportioned pods to make the espresso, 2) stovetop brewers, and 3) espresso shots in the frozen section of grocery stores.
Yes! This recipe uses some date syrup as both a sweetener and a flavor. You can try some brown sugar, molasses, white sugar, or sweetened creamer. The sky is the limit! For syrups or sugars, add them with the espresso shot before adding the ice to ensure that they dissolve. For creamers, add them with the milk at the end.
Dates grow on large palms. As they dry, their sugars condense to form a candy-like fruit. The fruit can be ground into a paste that’s similar to the consistency and color of molasses. Some believe the sugar in dates has a lower impact on the body’s glycemic index. Either way, I love the flavor and sweetness it offers in this drink.
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At-Home Shaken Espresso
- 2 tsp date syrup (or brown sugar)
- 1 double shot espresso
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 cup milk of choice to fill
- In a glass, pour the date syrup (or brown sugar). Prepare the espresso and pour it into the glass. The heat will melt the date syrup or brown sugar.2 tsp date syrup (or brown sugar), 1 double shot espresso
- After 30 seconds, fill the glass with ice cubes. Place a lid on top and shake for 30-60 seconds.1 cup ice cubes
- Remove the lid and pour in any milk of your choice. Serve and enjoy!1 cup milk of choice