Welcome espresso enthusiasts! 👋 Today, we invite you on a delightful journey of flavor and texture as we dive into the world of the toasted vanilla shaken espresso. This extraordinary concoction combines the rich and robust notes of espresso with the aromatic essence of toasted vanilla. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with this exquisite coffee creation. In this blog post, we will explore what exactly a toasted vanilla shaken espresso is and guide you through the steps to make it yourself.
What is a Toasted Vanilla Shaken Espresso?
Toasted vanilla shaken espresso is a refreshing and invigorating beverage that beautifully combines the classic elements of espresso with the subtle sweetness and fragrance of toasted vanilla. This innovative drink is served over ice, resulting in a delightful contrast of hot and cold sensations. The shaking process creates a frothy texture, further enhancing the overall experience.
Now that we’ve acquainted ourselves with the deliciousness of the drink, let’s delve into the step-by-step guide to creating this delectable beverage at home.
Time needed: 15 minutes
1. 2 shots of espresso (or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee)
2. 1 tablespoon of vanilla syrup (adjust to taste)
3. 1 cup of ice cubes
4. Milk (optional)
5. Whipped cream (optional)
6. Toasted vanilla bean or a sprinkle of cinnamon (for garnish)
- Brew Espresso
Brew the espresso shots or prepare strong brewed coffee. Allow it to cool for a few minutes.
- Combine and Shake
In a cocktail shaker or a tightly sealed container, combine the espresso, vanilla syrup, and ice cubes. Close the shaker/container securely and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This will help create a frothy texture and blend the flavors.
- Add Milk
If desired, you can add a splash of milk for a creamier consistency.
- Prepare in glass
Prepare your serving glass by adding some ice cubes. Pour the shaken espresso mixture over the ice cubes, allowing the froth to form a layer on top.
- Optional Topping & Garnishes
Top the drink with whipped cream for added indulgence. To garnish, sprinkle a pinch of toasted vanilla bean or a touch of cinnamon on top.
- Stir and Serve!
Stir gently before savoring the rich flavors of your toasted vanilla shaken espresso.
Try your Toasted Vanilla Shaken Espresso 😋
Now that you have prepared your own, it’s time to sit back, relax, and indulge in the delightful flavors. This beverage offers a harmonious blend of robust espresso notes with the smooth sweetness of vanilla, perfectly balanced by the frothy texture and coolness of the ice. The aromatic garnish of toasted vanilla bean or cinnamon adds an extra layer of complexity to the overall experience.
Toasted vanilla shaken espresso can be enjoyed as a refreshing morning pick-me-up, a delightful afternoon treat, or even as an after-dinner indulgence. Customize the sweetness by adjusting the amount of vanilla syrup to suit your taste preferences.
Shaken Espresso Variations
Check out some of our espresso recipe variations you can make at home. We have the original iced shaken espresso which is great if you’re not interested in toasted vanilla. We also have a brown sugar version, one with almond milk, and even our tequila espresso martini variation!
Toasted vanilla shaken espresso is a remarkable fusion of flavors that takes your coffee experience to new heights. With this recipe, you can taste the marriage of espresso, vanilla, and ice which creates this appealing and incredibly satisfying beverage. Try our recipe and then let us know if you come up with your own variation! Reach out to us in our contact form and let us know what you made. We’re always looking for new recipes. Cheers!