Creamy Pistachio Latte Recipe (Starbucks Copycat) 2024

Today, we’re brewing up something special: the Pistachio Latte. This creamy coffee drink combines the rich, bold flavor of espresso with the nutty goodness of pistachios. It’s the perfect pick-me-up for any time of the year.

Ingredients You’ll Need


  • 1-2 shots of espresso, depending on how strong you like it (or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee, like double brewed coffee)
  • 1 cup of milk (any kind you prefer but you could even buy pistachio milk)
  • 2 tablespoons of pistachio syrup


  • 1 tablespoon of honey for sweetening the drink
  • Whipped cream (for topping)
  • Crushed pistachios (for garnish)
  • Homemade pistachio syrup:
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • ½ cup roasted, unsalted pistachios
    • ½ teaspoon almond extract

How To Make Homemade Pistachio Syrup

If making homemade pistachio syrup:

  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and pistachios. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a simmer.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the syrup thickens slightly. Be sure to stir occasionally to prevent scorching.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the almond extract. Let the syrup cool completely.


You can store leftover syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

How To Make Pistachio Latte

 Pistachio Latte on a concrete table
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1. Coffee

Prepare your espresso or strong brewed coffee using your preferred method.

2. Milk

In a small saucepan, heat the milk over medium-low heat until it’s hot but not boiling. You can also heat the milk in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes.

3. Mix Espresso with pistachio syrup

While the milk is heating, add the pistachio syrup to your mug with the espresso.

4. Add milk to the mix

Once the milk is hot, carefully pour it into the mug with the espresso and pistachio syrup. Use a spoon to hold back the foam while pouring, then spoon the foam on top of the latte.

5. Garnish

If desired, top your Pistachio Latte with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed pistachios for an extra indulgent touch.

FAQ – Pistachio Latte Recipe

What is the pistachio latte made of?

A Starbucks Pistachio Latte is made with espresso, pistachio syrup, browned butter, whole milk, and crushed shortbread cookies.

Are pistachio lattes healthy?

Not really. Pistachio lattes have added sugar and fat from the syrup and milk. While pistachios have some health benefits, the drink itself is on the higher side for calories and sugar.

How many pumps of syrup are in a pistachio latte?

Starbucks doesn’t use pumps for syrups, they have a standard pour. A Grande pistachio latte (16oz) likely gets 2-3 tablespoons of pistachio sauce.

What milk is in pistachio latte?

Starbucks Pistachio Lattes use whole milk, but you can customize it with your preferred dairy or non-dairy milk alternative or even pistachio milk.

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