As of early March 2021, the iced shaken espresso is a new permanent menu item at all Starbucks locations, and rightly so! If you like the taste of espresso and desire a refreshing punch of caffeine on a hot summer day, this drink has all of that!
Here’s the warning.
Let’s face it, three shots of espresso is A LOT of caffeine for someone who doesn’t typically drink espresso or much caffeine. So keep that in mind before ordering this 225mg of caffeine energy booster. For those espresso junkies out there, this can solve all of your problems!
I prefer the bitterness and full taste of bold espresso on ice, so I could definitely do without the (4) sugar pumps used in the Grande size. This drink starts with a great rush of espresso flavor and finishes with somewhat overpowering sweetness.
Best Coffee Recipes Rating
The Starbucks Iced Shaken Espresso has earned a 5-star rating due to its simplistic nature and the overall smoothness of the espresso.
Ingredients and Nutrition Information
Size: Grande 16oz
- 2% Milk
- 4 Pump (s) Classic Syrup
- (3) Shots of Espresso
If you like flavoring you can order this drink in an iced brown sugar oat-milk variety.