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Chestnut Praline Latte Recipe (Starbucks Inspired)

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Starbucks has recently added a seasonal yet very special drink to its menu and we can’t stop going ga-ga over it! It’s a merry treat for the befitting holiday season and we’ve all the right reasons to celebrate the new Chestnut Praline Latte. We’ve got our hands on the Chestnut Praline Latte recipe, taking inspiration from the one Starbucks offers.

As the name suggests, this drink offers a nutty, creamy, frothy, and rich experience: perfect for the winters! But you don’t need to wait in a queue at Starbucks for a taste of this luscious beverage when you can make it at home with readily available ingredients.

What is Starbucks Chestnut Praline Latte?

For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Starbucks has launched a Chestnut Praline Latte during the fall of 2012. Originally made of espresso, this beverage is blended with steamed milk, whipped cream, caramelized chestnuts as well as sweet praline bits. Praline is a ground mixture of nuts and brown sugar.

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How Does Chestnut Praline Latte Taste?

If its constituent ingredients haven’t intrigued your taste buds yet, then the sound of this latte’s taste sure will. Along with the typical coffee and milk flavor that a latte has to offer, this beverage is a wholesome package.

This sweet and spicy beverage has prevalent flavors of caramelized chestnuts with a buttery texture that will overpower once you take your first sip. Many say that this beverage induces feelings of warmth and longing for a cozy fireplace amidst the snowy winters.

Chestnut Praline Latte – Easy Homemade Recipe

It’s time to get to the main deed: making the latte! So without any further ado, let’s kick start this easy-to-follow recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Espresso powder
  • 8 ounces of milk
  • Chestnut Praline syrup or whole chestnuts
  • Pecans
  • Whipped cream
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Butter

Equipment Needed

  • Espresso machine
  • Milk frother
  • Serving glass

Instructions

  • Firstly prepare the praline, in a pan add 4 tablespoons of butter. Allow it to melt. Add brown sugar and give it stir. Add the pecans to it, giving a sticky mixture. (Optional)
  • Now brew double shots of espresso. Set aside.
  • Heat your favorite milk into a pot at about 159.8°F or 71°C.
  • While steaming milk, add a few drops of vanilla extract and use a milk frother until it gives bubbles.
  • Now in your latte glass, pour the espresso and the steamed milk.
  • Add ready-made chestnut praline syrup and bits of homemade praline.
  • Finally, generously add some whipped cream to top it off.

Make Chestnut Praline Syrup at Home

In case of the unavailability of store-bought chestnut praline syrup, you can make it at home.

  • Cut 4-5 whole chestnuts from around the shells, in a way that they partly separate.
  • Place the nuts over a baking sheet on a baking tray and pop them in the oven. Allow them to bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Pull the tray out and allow the nuts to cool. Now the shells will separate completely.
  • Prepare sugar syrup. In a saucepan add water and sugar and allow it to simmer till it thickens.
  • Put the nuts into a food processor along with the sugar syrup. Make sure the mixture combines thoroughly.
  • To filter pure chestnut praline syrup, pour it through a sieve or a mesh cloth.

You can store this syrup for up to 2 months.

Iced Chestnut Praline Latte (Extra Recipe)

If you are out for a brain freezing milky beverage then Iced Chestnut Praline Latte is a drink to ponder upon. This drink has a nutty, milky, and fluffy flavor to it, and added ice makes it a perfect excuse for hot summer days.

  • First thing first, make a double espresso shot and let it stay.
  • Now for milk, use a frother until milk gives bubbles.
  • Add 3-4 ice cubes in a latte glass.
  • Pour your double espresso shot into the glass.
  • Add frothed milk then chestnut praline syrup.
  • Top up your drink with some whipped cream for an elegant look.

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Questions People Ask

How much Caffeine is in Starbucks Chestnut Praline Latte?

At Starbucks, a grande serving (hot and cold) and the venti serving (hot) contain 150 milligrams of caffeine. But a cold venti serving contains a whopping 225 milligrams of caffeine.

Can I make Chestnut Praline Latte Vegan?

You can make the chestnut praline latte vegan by substituting the regular milk with a dairy-free option, such as oat milk. You can also avoid the whipped cream when making the latte at home.

How long does Chestnut Praline Latte Last?

A hot serving of the chestnut praline latte will last fresh very shortly. If you order a cold latte, you can refrigerate it for up to 48 hours.

How to order Chestnut Praline Latte at Starbucks?

Depending on your liking and the season, you can order a Chestnut Praline latte with hot steamed milk or with an iced latte. You can ask the Starbucks barista to serve either a tall, grande, or venti.

Chestnut Praline Latte Recipe: Conclusion

Tis’ the season! And even if it’s not, this chestnut praline latte recipe will put you right into the holiday mood. Have it warm or cold, this beverage is a mouthful during any season. We’re sure if you are a fan of the honey latte recipe, then you’re surely going to love this new latte!

Chestnut Praline Latte Recipe

Chestnut Praline Latte will give a nutty, creamy, and rich experience for any coffee lover. A must drink to try in winter! Skip the long lines at a coffee shop and try our simple homemade Chestnut Praline Latte recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chestnut Praline Latte, drinks, espresso drinks, iced chestnut praline latte, latte, recipes
Servings: 1
Calories: 330kcal

Equipment

  • Espresso Machine
  • Milk Frother
  • Serving Glass

Ingredients

  • Espresso powder
  • Milk
  • Chestnut Praline Syrup
  • Pecans (Optional)
  • Whipped Cream
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Butter

Instructions

  • Firstly prepare the praline, in a pan add 4 tablespoons of butter. Allow it to melt. Add brown sugar and give it stir. Add the pecans to it, giving a sticky mixture. (Optional)
  • Now brew double shots of espresso. Set aside.
  • Heat your favorite milk into a pot at about 159.8°F or 71°C.
  • While steaming milk, add a few drops of vanilla extract and use a milk frother until it gives bubbles.
  • Now in your latte glass, pour the espresso and the steamed milk.
  • Add ready-made chestnut praline syrup and bits of homemade praline.
  • Finally, generously add some whipped cream to top it off.

Notes

  • You can also pull an espresso shot with a Nespresso or a French Press.

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Camila Coleman

A blogger and coffee Nomad, who loves to explore new coffee recipes and enjoy content writing. I like to share my experience and what I have learned through my blogs, social media, and forums.

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