My perfectly balanced pistachio matcha latte recipe is earthy, nutty, and sweet. Start your day with this coffee-free Starbucks copycat in under 10 minutes.
Pistachio coffee drinks are all the rage right now and I'm just over here sipping my tea like I always do. If you, too, are a tea drinker, today's recipe will definitely tickle your fancy. We are talking about how to make a pistachio matcha latte at home and it's actually extremely simple. It's also vegan and dairy-free depending on what kind of milk you use. Let's get into it!
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What You'll Need for this Recipe
As far as tools for this recipe, you will need a frothing tool. This is the key to making a bourgie coffeehouse drink at home. And I'm speaking from my experience as a barista! Use code DASHOFJAZZ for 15% off your frothing tool. If you want to mix up your matcha the authentic way, grab a traditional bamboo whisk, as well. Also, I prefer to froth the milk in large glass measuring cup.
If you are crafting your drink the Starbucks way, you'll need a pump for the syrup. This pistachio matcha latte recipe calls for one to one and a half ounces of syrup, which is 4 to 6 pumps, whether you're using Torani or Monin pistachio syrup. Last but not least, my mug of choice!
Tips for Making a Coffeehouse Style Tea Latte
- What kind of milk can I use in this recipe? You can use whatever kind of milk you like for this pistachio latte with tea instead of coffee. If you are trying to make a dairy-free pistachio matcha, go for a plant-based milk like oat, almond, or coconut. I find oat milk to be the creamiest and closest to dairy milk but typically go for almond in this latte.
- What other flavors can I add to a matcha latte? I'm so glad you asked! I personally love a good matcha chai mashup, which is easy to achieve with my homemade chai powder. Lavender also tastes really good in chai--try an infused honey for that flavored matcha drink.
- How to serve this latte? For full-on coffeehouse vibes, you'll want to pour your milk and foam into the matcha in a way that creates a nice design, aka, latte art. I do not know how to do that but here's a helpful how-to, in case you're interested. Otherwise, just pour your milk in and maybe sprinkle a bit more matcha powder over top or some crushed pistachios for garnish.
This nutty homemade tea latte is so comforting on a cool day but I honestly enjoy sipping it no matter what the weather is. That being said, I also sometimes craft it as a cold beverage. And it's just as tasty. If you're here for the cold pistachio latte switch up, keep scrolling for the tea on making an iced matcha with pistachio flavor.
Homemade Iced Pistachio Matcha Tea
The method for making this latte iced is not very different than the warm version. The key difference is the temperature of the liquids. Either way, it's a surprisingly low calorie latte. Here's how to do it.
- Mix matcha powder with warm (but not hot or boiling) water using either the frothing tool or traditional bamboo whisk until dissolved.
- Mix in the vanilla extract and pistachio syrup until uniform.
- Use frothing tool to create foam in cold milk.
- Add ice to the matcha mixture.
- Pour milk and foam over the ice and stir.
At home, I prefer to sip my cold tea latte out of a highball glass through a reusable straw. Whether you're going the cold or hot route, I hope you enjoy soon and very soon. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this copycat Starbucks pistachio latte and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
How to Make a Homemade Pistachio Latte with Matcha
- ½ teaspoon matcha powder
- ¼ cup water hot
- 1 ½ ounce pistachio syrup
- 1 drop vanilla extract
- ¾ cup milk steamed
Add matcha powder and hot water to a mug. Using either a frothing tool or bamboo whisk, mix vigorously until matcha is dissolved.
Add in pistachio syrup and vanilla extract and mix again until uniform. Set aside.
Using frothing tool to froth steamed milk: place wand into milk at an angle and turn on. Move wand up and down just below surface of milk to introduce air for about 15 seconds. This is what creates the light, fluffy foam.
Pour milk and foam into mug with matcha. Enjoy immediately and carefully.