What is pistachio latte and how to prepare it?
As the name suggests, a pistachio latte is a coffee with milk to which pistachio seasoning has been added. Usually, pistachio flavorings are in the form of pistachio paste or syrup, which gives your coffee a warm and sweet taste with nutty and earthy notes. Although the pistachio itself has a green color, the pistachio latte is more like a regular latte than a bright green color. Stay with us to look at the history of pistachio latte and explain how to prepare this delicious latte.
The history of the pistachio latte
Pistachio is one of our favorite kernels as Iranians and its taste is present in many sweets that we eat. But it is interesting to know that Starbucks launched and marketed a high-calorie version of the pistachio latte in its 2021 winter menu.
This drink itself is inspired by the prototype pistachio latte that the Chicago Razor restaurant put on its menu in 2019.
In its winter menu in 2021, Starbucks introduced and marketed a version of the pistachio latte.
This drink itself is an adaptation of the original Pistachio Latte that the Chicago Reserve restaurant put on its menu in 2019.
After the success of its popular hazelnut-flavored drink, Starbucks turned to Italian cuisine for more inspiration. For their beverage development team, it made sense to choose pistachios, as pistachios are a favorite ingredient for cooking and are widely used in Italian pastries and ice cream.
_Pistachio syrup or pistachio seasoning
How to prepare
First, prepare 2 to 4 shots of espresso. The number of shots depends on how strong the brown can be. If you have an espresso machine, you can make a strong coffee. We suggest you use the French method. You can also use France to get milk foam.
You can prepare the browned butter to add to the latte while your coffee is brewing. Just heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until it turns brown. Since the butter turns brown quickly, be sure to stir it constantly so that it does not burn.
The next step is to prepare the milk mixture for the pistachio latte. Mix warm milk, pistachio syrup, and brown butter and stir well. If you have an espresso machine, use it to make milk foam, but if you don’t have an espresso machine, you can heat the milk in the microwave and use a French press to froth it.
If you use sugar-free pistachio seasoning, add sugar to this recipe. And finally, use brown butter as a topping. In this way, mix a little of the butter you made with a little brown sugar to have a great topping for this wonderful latte.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What type of coffee is best for pistachios?
You can use espresso mixes for pistachio lattes to give your latte the right flavor and cream. A mix of coffee from El Salvador and Brazil gives your coffee a sweet and chocolate flavor that goes great with pistachios.
Any coffee with chocolate and caramel flavors balances the pistachio flavor and is a great place to start making a pistachio latte.
How popular will pistachio lattes be in the future?
Pistachio lattes are generally popular even though they are still relatively new on the coffee scene. The appearance of the pistachio latte seems to coincide with the trend of the Spanish latte in the Middle East. This makes sense because both of these drinks are sweet, with a rich, creamy flavor. In addition to the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and the United States, pistachio lattes are emerging in other parts of the world and will sooner or later become popular around the world.
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