Starbucks Brown Sugar Syrup Ingredients

Starbucks Brown Sugar Syrup Ingredients

Last updated on January 29th, 2024 at 12:34

Replicating the Starbucks brown sugar syrup ingredients, including the hints of flavors that can be noted but are not listed on the product label, will help you to replicate the flavor much better and with a greater precision.

Follow the instructions in the recipe below, and you will not only make a first class brown sugar syrup – you will be able to replicate their brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso.

Keep reading for two excellent and tasty recipes.

Starbucks Brown Sugar Syrup Ingredients

When you have a good look at the ingredients list on the bottle of Starbucks brown sugar syrup it reads: Water, brown sugar, invert sugar, salt, natural flavors and preservations.

When you taste the delicious syrup you will notice the presence of cinnamon and maple syrup despite that they are not listed on the bottle.

Starbucks Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar Syrup Is Easy To Make

Read: How to make black sugar syrup

What Does Brown Sugar Syrup Taste Like?

Starbucks brown sugar syrup tastes like molasses and has notes of caramel, and peculiarly it has hints of cinnamon and maple syrup, despite these two latter tastes not being on the ingredient list.

It is sweet, but not as sweet as the syrups made with white sugar.

This syrup goes well with coffee beverages with oat milk as it compliments and enhances the flavor very well. It goes so well with this type of beverage that Starbucks have made their brown sugar syrup oat milk shaken espresso a permanent beverage.

Starbucks Brown Sugar Syrup Nutrition

It’s good to be healthy, keep yourself in shape and watch your calories and sugar intake. Let’s talk more about those.

Brown Sugar Syrup Starbucks Sugar

The sugar content in any syrup is something that is good to know, particularly if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic.

Each pump of syrup has 5 grams of sugar, the equivalent of 1 teaspoon per pump. Large Venti, 20 oz (600 ml) has 4 pumps and 20 grams of sugar.

Brown Sugar Syrup Starbucks Calories

If you are on a diet or not, knowing your calorie consumption is good as it will help you to not put on weight and to lose weight if you are on a diet.

Each pump has 10 calories, which may not sound like a lot, but it is 40 extra calories in a Starbucks venti sized beverage.

How To Make Your Own Homemade Brown Sugar Syrup Like Starbucks

Now you have all the details, let’s get making a tasty Starbucks copycat recipe that replicates the flavor that you will get from the one at Starbucks exactly.

Ingredients Needed

There are only a few ingredients needed for this recipe. Here are the ingredients:

  • 4 cups of light brown sugar
  • 3 cups of Maple Syrup.
  • 1 6 inch Cinnamon Stick.
  • 1 teaspoon of fine Sea Salt.
  • 6 oz (180 ml) Fresh water, bottled is best!
Brown Sugar
The Main Ingredient

Read: Black sugar syrup


Add all your ingredients to a saucepan, mix the ingredients well and heat at a medium heat. Keep stirring. Immediately as the sugar has completely dissolved, take your brown sugar syrup off the heat and let it cool.

Once it has cooled down, store your syrup in a glass bottle with an airtight lid and add your stick of cinnamon to the syrup. After 24 hours, remove the cinnamon stick.

Use Your Brown Sugar Syrup To Make A Brown Sugar Oat milk Shaken Espresso Latte

A brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso latte is delightful, tasty and very simple to make.

This Iced Brown Sugar Oat milk Latte is so simple to make and comes together in a few quick minutes. PLUS it’s so much cheaper made at home!


  • A single shot of espresso.
  • 2-3 tablespoons of brown sugar syrup.
  • 1/2 cup of oat milk.
  • Ice.

The Method

Pull a single or double shot of espresso as desired and add two tablespoons of brown sugar syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake with energy for a 30 seconds.

Pour half a glass of oat milk and ice. Add your shaken brown sugar syrup and espresso to the oat milk. Stir and enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions About Starbucks Brown Sugar Syrup Ingredients

Is Brown Sugar Syrup Vegan?

Yes, brown sugar is made using refined white sugar and adding molasses. It is less processed than white sugar. No animal fat or bone or any animal product is used in the making of brown sugar and brown sugar syrup.

It is 100% vegan friendly.

Does Starbucks Brown Sugar Syrup Have Dairy?

No, none of the syrups at Starbucks, including brown sugar syrup, have dairy produce in it.

What Is The Healthiest Sugar At Starbucks?

Starbucks has a series of non-sugar sweeteners including Splenda, Equal, sweet’N’low and Stevia. In my opinion, Stevia is the best one as it is non–sugar based and adds a great tastes to your coffee. 

Read: How to make brown sugar syrup

What Is The Most Sugary Drink At Starbucks?

 The most sugary drink at Starbucks is their Java chip Frappuccino. In the grande size, 16 Oz (480 ml) it has a whopping 60 grams of sugar.

Which Starbucks Syrups Are Sugar Free?

There are two sugar-free syrups as Starbucks. Their sugar-free cinnamon dolce and their sugar-free vanilla.

If you love making coffee at home and want sugar-free syrups, look at Torani as they have a whole range of sugar-free syrups.

Are Sugar-Free Syrups Healthier?

Sugar-free syrups are not what I’d define as healthy, but they are healthier than regular syrup made with sugar. There is no nutritional benefit with sugar-free syrups but they are better for your blood sugar levels due to containing no sugar.

Final Thoughts – Starbucks Brown Sugar Syrup Ingredients

When you have the Starbucks brown sugar syrup ingredients and replicate the syrup perfectly you have the potential for making a whole number of tasty and brilliant beverages like the brown sugar syrup oat milk shaken espresso.

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