You’re going to love this tasty Butter Pecan Latte recipe. Skip the coffee shop and enjoy a simple and delicious latte right at home!
If you love to make your own lattes or coffee drinks at home, or if you’re simply trying to reduce the number of times you buy it premade from Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts then you are going to love how easy this latte recipe is to make at home. Not only that but we’re making this coffee drink recipe a little healthier by making smarter choices to reduce the fat and maximize the flavor.
A Homemade Latte
This butter pecan latte is simple and light on the sugar. I used skim milk in this latte recipe, but you can substitute your favorite dairy (or non-dairy beverage). I used brown sugar for this recipe because the molasses flavor was needed to create the perfect butter pecan flavor.
The butter pecan flavor comes from a combination of butter and nut extract and a splash of maple syrup. Adjust all the ingredients to suit your taste. You may like your latte’s less sweet. If that’s the case reduce the maple syrup. To really give your homemade latte a coffee shop feel, top it off with a dollop of whipped cream and a few chopped pecans.
Ingredients you’ll need for Butter Pecan Latte:
- Skim milk
- Brown Sugar
- Maple syrup (or extract)
- Butter & nut extract
- Strong coffee or espresso
- Whipped cream
- Chopped pecans
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Butter Pecan Latte
- In a saucepan whisk together the milk, brown sugar, butter and nut extract, and maple syrup until the mixture is dissolved.
- Warm the mixture over medium heat until it becomes slightly thickened. Be sure to watch it as you don’t want the milk to boil.
- Divide the coffee between the two mugs.
- Froth the milk with a handheld mixer, frother, or a blender.
- Pour the milk over the coffee.
- Top with whipped cream and pecans for garnish.
Where can I find butter and nut extract?
I originally found it years ago in a grocery store’s imitation flavoring section but it has since become rather difficult to find. You can find it online at multiple retailers or if your grocery store carries it you can use McCormicks Cake Batter flavoring extract instead. That extract is made to taste like vanilla butter and nuts which makes it a really good second place option when you’re in a pinch. Torani syrup also makes a butter pecan flavored syrup that can be used for flavoring.
Would butter pecan latte taste good over ice?
Oh absolutely! This would make for a very delicious iced drink. I recommend letting the drink cool down for a few minutes before trying to pour it over ice so that it lasts a little longer and doesn’t melt the ice down so quickly.
Can you make latte with regular coffee?
Yes, make your drink with any regular or strong brewed coffee that you may have on hand. this will work out perfectly in creating a wonderful cup of hot latte.
Here are some more great latte recipes you can try soon:
- Vanilla Chai Latte Root Beer Float
- Slow Cooker Mocha Chai Tea Latte
- Chai Tea Latte Gelato Popsicle
- Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes
- Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 2 cups skim milk
- 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or extract)
- 1 teaspoon butter & nut extract
- 1/2 cup strong coffee or espresso
- whipped cream
- chopped pecans
- Whisk together milk, brown, extract and maple syrup until sugar has dissolved. Warm mixture over medium heat until it becomes slightly thick. Be sure to watch your milk mixture, you do not want it to boil.
- Divide coffee between two mugs. Froth milk with a handheld mixer, frother or a blender. Pour milk over coffee. Top with whipped cream and pecans for garnish.
Amount Per Serving Calories 623Total Fat 50gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 41gCholesterol 12mgSodium 164mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 6gSugar 28gProtein 16g