The chestnut praline latte is the ultimate winter treat. The drink is creamy and rich, with a hint of sweetness, like the best desserts usually have. It's also much easier than you might imagine. You only need a few ingredients to make a basic latte: Sugar, chestnuts, and a few basic ingredients.
Keep reading to discover our simple but delicious chestnut praline latte recipe. Scroll down for the best substitutes if you're missing any of the ingredients!
What is a Chestnut Praline Latte?
This latte contains sweet pralines and roasted chestnuts. Pralines are sweet almond candies made with sugar.
For an easy flavour, we use a store-bought syrup based on chestnut praline. This syrup can be purchased online or at many grocery stores. The brands Torani or Morin should please you. Scroll down if you want to make your own syrup.
Do you want to know the calorie count of a chestnut praline latte recipe? This drink can be ordered at Starbucks for 330 calories per 454g tall. This includes 2% milk, syrup, and praline fillings. Whipped cream and toppings are not necessary. Our recipe contains about 200 calories. Use skim milk or almond milk to reduce calories. You will always enjoy your drink!
- Espresso machine or coffee maker
- Milk steamer
- Latte glass
- Ounces of milk
- 1 tablespoon praline chestnut syrup (see the recipe)
- Espresso or cup of strong coffee
- Optional: chopped pralines
Steam your milk. Use a steam wand or stand-alone steamer to froth your milk until hot. Don't need a steamer? Heat the milk on the stove in a saucepan and whisk it until it bubbles.
Prepare your coffee. Brew two cups of strong coffee or have two espressos
Pour the espresso into a latte glass. Add the steamed milk to the espresso and coat with the chestnut praline syrup. For an extra treat, sprinkle on some pralines (roasted almonds in sugar).
Recipe tips and variations
Looking for alternative flavours or missing ingredients? This delicious recipe is here to help.
For its creaminess, we prefer regular 2% milk for this recipe. If you feel more European, you can do your chestnut praline latte recipe with a 3.25% milk that has a consistency close to the milk in France. Almond milk is a great alternative if you're looking for more nuttiness. You can also choose between soy milk, coconut milk or oat milk.
This recipe is best made with espresso, which has a bitter taste that pairs well with the sweet and nutty flavours. Brewed coffee is another option, but you don't have to have one. For the best latte, we recommend making your coffee stronger than normal.
Hot against ice
A chestnut praline latte is a winter flavour, but you can still enjoy it in the summer. To make an iced chestnut and praline latte, add cold milk to a cup of ice cubes. Syrup and espresso will then be added.
As a fun topping, we recommend adding some pralines to our recipe. This optional step can be skipped, but it makes the latte more delicious. You can make a batch of delicious pralines quickly if you don't have any pralines. You can find the full recipe here.
Final thoughts: chestnut praline latte
It's time to brew! We hope you enjoyed reading this chestnut praline latte recipe as much as we enjoyed writing it. This might be your new favorite holiday treat. You can also make an iced version if you fancy something sweet and nutty in the summer.