Hack: Pistachio Latte Made With a Keurig® Coffee Maker

Posted on Tue, Jan 19, 2021

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It has been two weeks since Starbucks® announced the Pistachio Latte. According to their website it is, “...pistachio infused milk, warmed with a cozy hint of orange zest and finished with a sprinkle of salty-sweet pistachio topping.” It sounds like flavor perfection.

Some of you rushed to the closest Starbucks® the day the Pistachio Latte launched. We ran to our Keurig® coffee maker instead.

Today, we will teach you how to make a Pistachio Latte with your Keurig® brewer. Now, you can skip the line, save some money, and enjoy this delicious cup of joe at home instead.


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How is latte different from coffee?

There are two main differences between latte and coffee. First, a latte contains espresso. Espresso is a type of coffee roasted and brewed in a specific way. It is popular in European countries and served in small demitasse cups.

Second, espresso has a very thick body and a strong taste. So, it is often combined with a generous amount of steamed milk. As a dash of milk is common in a cup of coffee, steamed milk is essential to make a latte.

Pistachio Latte Recipe (Made With a Keurig® Coffee Brewer)



  • Brew your espresso K-Cup® pod on the lowest water setting of your machine. Choose the “strong” button if your brewer has one.
  • Add the brown sugar to the espresso and stir well. Reserve a small pinch for sprinkling.
  • Add the pistachio syrup to the milk.
  • Steam the now flavored milk. You can do so with a traditional milk frother. If you do not have one, heat the milk in the microwave and use a frothing wand or french press instead.
  • Pour the espresso into the steamed pistachio milk.
  • Sprinkle the orange zest and brown sugar on top.


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Are lattes sweet?

Like regular coffee, the base latte recipe is not sweet. It is a combination of steamed milk and espresso. It is what we add to it that makes it sweet. In this recipe, the brown sugar and pistachio syrup add a pleasant taste to make it feel indulgent.

Are lattes hot or cold?

Both! Usually, lattes are hot. In recent years (and since everyone who binged watched Weeds saw Nancy Botwin sip iced lattes ) cold lattes have become popular. Try the pistachio latte over ice or let it chill in the fridge!

Are lattes healthy?

We will leave this answer to your doctor. Do you have issues with caffeine? Are you lactose intolerant? If the answers to both are no, then there aren’t many health concerns associated with lattes. The ingredients are all-natural and low in calories.


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Is latte stronger than coffee?

The average 16-ounce latte contains about 173 mg of caffeine. Keep in mind that ⅔ of a latte is milk. So, a 16-ounce cup of coffee contains much more caffeine (about 320mg). Thus, coffee is stronger than a latte.


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