Pistachio  Latte

Starbucks  Copycat Recipe

Have you tried Starbucks' Pistachio Latte yet? The winter drink is so delicious... But it's also so easy to make your own at-home copycat Pistachio Latte!

Makes:  1 Latte Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

What is a Latte?

Lattes are classic hot drinks that consist of espresso & steamed milk (or your dairy/non-dairy liquid of choice). They're often topped with a layer of milk froth, too. Flavor can be added, usually through the addition of syrups.


1)  Pistachio syrup (recipe provided) 2) Brewed espresso or strong coffee 3) 2% milk, steamed + frothed 3) Brown butter cookie topping (recipe provided) 4) Crushed pistachios, for topping

Syrup Ingredients:

1) Water 2) Granulated sugar 3) Shelled pistachios, chopped 4)  Salt (if using unsalted pistachios)

Brown Butter Cookie Topping Ingredients:

1) Butter 2) Brown sugar 3) Salt (if using unsalted butter)

Put water, sugar, & chopped pistachios in a medium saucepan & bring mixture to a boil.

Make Syrup

Lower heat & let simmer for 10 mins, until mixture thickens a bit. Remove from heat & stir in salt if you used unsalted pistachios.

Make Syrup

Strain the mixture into a bowl, leaving behind pistachios (I recommend saving them for another use).

Make Syrup

Keep mixture in bowl or transfer into mason jar & place in fridge to cool completely. Syrup will continue to thicken as it cools.

Cool Syrup

Put butter in a light-colored pan over medium heat.

Make Topping

Constantly stir as it melts. Once melted, it should start to bubble.

Make Topping

In just a minute or two, you'll see brown flecks on the bottom of the saucepan & butter will start smelling nutty.

Make Topping

Remove from heat & stir for another 30 seconds. Pour into heat-proof bowl. Add salt if you used unsalted butter. Stir in brown sugar.

Make Topping

Heat 1 cup milk to about 140-150 degrees (you can do this in the microwave or on stovetop. 

Make Latte

Add pistachio syrup & brewed espresso to a heat-proof glass.

Make Latte

Pour in steamed milk.

Make Latte

Top off with frothed milk & drizzle on brown butter & crushed pistachios.

Make Latte

Enjoy this easy-to-make pistachio latte without having to leave your house!


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