Have you ever tasted a pistachio macchiato? The first time for me was at Cafe Terzi, an artisan cafe in Bologna, Italy.
If you’re a coffee enthusiast with a sweet tooth, you’re in for a delightful treat. Pistachio Macchiatos are a harmonious combination of rich espresso and the delightful nuttiness of pistachios.
Pistachio butter is similar to peanut butter, but with pistachios! In Italy, it is often made with olive oil and has a light green, almost olive color.
The foundation of a macchiato is a shot of espresso, known for its bold and robust flavor. This intense brew is then “stained” or “spotted” with a touch of milk, creating a beautiful contrast of dark and light.
Start by making a shot of espresso. You can either make an espresso with an espresso machine like Nespressso or a classic Italian moka pot.
Gently steam some milk, maintaining its creamy texture. If you don't have an espresso machine that steams milk, simply heat milk on the stovetop or in the microwave until it is at your preferred temperature and use a milk frother to create the foamy top.
To infuse that nutty pistachio goodness, add a generous layer of pistachio butter to the bottom of your glass. Then pour the espresso over the pistachio butter.
Head to the blog for the full list of ingredients and instructions on how to make Pistachio Macchiato at home!