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Creamy Pistachio Latte Recipe

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If you’re one of the countless fans of the international coffee franchise, you were probably thrilled to hear the news of Starbucks’ first new beverage of the year in January 2021…especially if you’re also a pistachio lover! 

With all the creaminess you’d want in a latte and the nutty flavor you expect from its namesake tree nut, the warm and comforting pistachio latte proved itself to be a valuable (and delicious) addition to the company’s menu. 

WHAT IS THE PISTACHIO LATTE MADE OF?

If you’re an experienced coffee drinker, then you know what makes a latte: espresso and steamed milk. And just as you’d expect, these two key players show up when you’re making this particular cup of coffee, joined by pistachio sauce and salted brown butter cookie flavored topping…at least, they are at Starbucks, anyway. 

The homemade version we’re showing you how to make below uses a few different ingredients than the ones used at Starbucks coffee shops, but it still boasts the sweet pistachio taste you’re looking for. And the best part is, you don’t even have to wait in a long line to get it! 

MAKE A COPYCAT STARBUCKS PISTACHIO LATTE: A HOW-TO GUIDE

Pistachio Latte Recipe

YOU’LL NEED:

  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1/2 cup pistachio milk
  • 1 teaspoon pistachio syrup
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • chopped pistachios

THE PROCESS:

Step 1:

The first step to enjoying a delicious pistachio latte is to prepare your strong coffee. Use your espresso machine to pull two shots, and pour them into a mug or tall glass. Then, you’ll need to stir the pistachio-flavored syrup and sweet honey into the brew. 

Syrup In Latte

Step 2:

Use your at-home brewer’s built-in steaming wand to get half a cup of steamed milk. While some other recipes call for a milk of your choice (like whole or nut milk), we opted to include fresh pistachio milk on our list of ingredients to bring more of the popular nut’s cozy flavors to the latte. 

Frothed Milk

Step 3:

Mix the freshly steamed milk with the double shot of espresso, and top off the perfect pistachio latte with a few chopped or ground pistachios. 

Milk In Latte

ENJOY!

If you’ve hit a rut in your morning routine, trying this coffee recipe could be exactly what you need to get excited about your daily caffeinated pick-me-up again. And if you’re already a huge pistachio lover, it’s pretty safe to assume you’ll like how it tastes, too.

So, the next time you feel like it’s time to put something new in your favorite mug, head to the kitchen and gather the simple ingredients listed above, and whip up a hot pistachio latte! And if you’re more of a cold coffee fan, try an iced version instead — it’s just as good, and it’ll hit the spot on a sweltering summer day. 

Happy Caffeinating!

Pistachio Latte Recipe

Creamy Pistachio Latte

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A delicious and tasty nutty latte that has everything you could want. Drink this creamy coffee drink on a fall afternoon or at your favorite cafe!

Ingredients

  • 2 shots of espresso
  • ½ cup of pistachio milk
  • 1 teaspoon pistachio syrup
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Instructions

    1. Combine espresso with pistachio syrup and honey.
    2. Steam milk until frothy and pour over espresso. 
    3. Serve garnished with chopped pistachios!
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