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Chestnut Praline Latte Starbucks Copycat Recipe

If someone were to invent a flavor called “cozy,” this Chestnut Praline Latte Starbucks Copycat would be the flavor! This rich latte includes the nuttiness of chestnuts and the sweetness of praline. This recipe should come with a warning: this is going to become your new favorite holiday treat!

Starbucks Copycat Chestnut Praline Latte in a clear mug topped with whipped cream and chopped pralines.
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What is a Starbucks Chestnut Praline Latte?

Starbucks describes the drinks as espresso with steamed milk, flavors of caramelized chestnuts and spices, topped with whipped cream and specially spiced praline crumbs. 

How to Order a Chestnut Praline Latte at Starbucks

This is a super simple order as far as Starbucks orders go. Simply choose your size (Tall, Grande, Venti), the milk of your choice – including plant-based milk options, and indicate whether or not you want whipped cream. 

Making Coffee Shop Drinks at Home with Your Teenagers

If your kids are anything like mine, they are obsessed with fun coffee drinks. I’m always looking for ways to connect with my teens, and making our favorite coffee shop drinks at home is a great way to spend time together and have fun in the kitchen.

When they introduced me to this new Chestnut Praline Latte for the first time, I knew we were going to have to figure out how to make it at home or spend a FORTUNE on buying at least one every single day. 🙂 After many hours in the kitchen (which you know I loved), we finally cracked the code. 

Starbucks Copycat Chestnut Praline Latte in a clear mug topped with whipped cream and chopped pralines.

While we might want to make drinks at home so we can actually SEE our busy teenagers, here are a few reasons why your teens might want to make Starbucks Copycat Recipes in the comfort of your own home instead of heading to the nearest coffee shop.

Cost Savings

Starbucks drinks can be quite expensive, and teenagers who are trying to save money might prefer making their own drinks at home for a fraction of the cost.

Customization

Making drinks at home allows teenagers to customize their beverages exactly to their liking. They can control the amount of sweetener, type of milk, and any additional flavors they want to add.

Experimentation

Creating Starbucks-style drinks at home can be a fun and creative way for teenagers to experiment with flavors, ingredients, and presentations. They can try out different combinations and come up with their unique recipes.

Convenience

Sometimes, getting to a Starbucks location might not be easy or convenient, especially if they live far away from one or have to rely on mom or dad for a ride. Making drinks at home eliminates the need to travel and wait in lines.

Social Sharing

Teenagers often share their creations on social media platforms like Instagram or TikTok. Creating aesthetically pleasing homemade Starbucks drinks can be a trendy way to showcase their creativity and gain attention from their peers.

Health Considerations

Homemade drinks offer more control over ingredients, allowing teenagers to use healthier alternatives like reduced-sugar syrups, almond milk, or other options that align with their dietary preferences.

Bonding Activities

Making Starbucks drinks at home can become a fun activity for teenagers and their friends or family members. It can be a social event where they experiment together and enjoy their creations.

Learning Experience

Crafting Starbucks-style drinks can be a learning opportunity, teaching teenagers about the art of beverage preparation, the role of different ingredients, and even some basic culinary skills.

Personal Satisfaction

Successfully creating a delicious drink that resembles their favorite Starbucks item can give teenagers a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

Exploring Hobbies

For some teenagers, creating drinks might spark an interest in the culinary arts, leading them to explore other cooking and baking endeavors.

Ingredients

Chestnut Praline Syrup, milk, whipped cream, coffee and pralines - ingredients for the Starbucks Copycat Chestnut Praline Latte.

Milk

You can use any type of milk you want. Whole milk, 2% and even nonfat milk / skim milk. You can also use dairy-free milk like coconut milk, soy milk or oat milk. 

Chestnut Praline Syrup

This cuts out a lot of steps (and ingredients) when it comes to making this drink. And I personally think it’s super critical in getting the taste as close to Starbucks as possible. You can grab it online here.

If you opt out of purchasing the store-bought syrup and try to make this on your own, you’re seriously looking at making roasted chestnuts. I’m not kidding.

Espresso or Strong Coffee

I am not an espresso fan, and I don’t own an espresso machine. So for us, it’s strong coffee all the way.

Whipped Cream

Some may say this is optional, but I say it definitely isn’t.

Chopped Pralines

They really give it that extra nutty flavor.

See the recipe card for the full recipe.

Instructions

Stirring simple syrup and coffee together

Step 1: Combine Chestnut Praline Simple Syrup and coffee (or espresso) in your favorite coffee mug.

Adding warm milk to a latte.

Step 2: Add the steamed milk of your choice.

Putting Reddi Whip Whipped Cream on the top of a latte.

Step 3: Top with whipped cream and praline topping.

Starbucks Chestnut Praline Latte in a clear mug with whipped cream and pralines on top.

Step 4: Enjoy!

Hint: If you don’t have a milk steamer, you can heat your milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, or you can just zap it in the microwave for 60-90 seconds. Easy peasy. 

Variations

Make an Iced Chestnut Praline Latte

Looking to turn this classic latte into an iced latte? No problem! Simply add ice to your glass, make sure the coffee or espresso is chilled (you can even use store-bought cold brew) and use cold milk. And then you have your very own iced Chestnut Praline Latte!

Make it a Decaf

Because you’re making this at home, you can substitute the espresso for strong decaf coffee.

Make it sweeter or less sweet

Experiment with how many pumps of syrup you add to make this the best latte you’ve ever had.

Starbucks Copycat Chestnut Praline Latte in a clear mug topped with whipped cream and chopped pralines.

​Storage

We don’t recommend making this drink in advance. Make it fresh with every cup for maximum satisfaction!

FAQ

What is a Chestnut Praline Latte?

A Chestnut Praline Latte is a seasonal beverage offered by Starbucks. It’s a coffee-based drink that combines espresso with steamed milk, chestnut praline syrup, and is typically topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of spiced praline crumbs.

Is the Chestnut Praline Latte available year-round?

No, the Chestnut Praline Latte is a seasonal offering typically available during the fall and winter months, often around the holiday season. Starbucks introduces it as part of their holiday menu.

What does the Chestnut Praline Latte taste like?

The Chestnut Praline Latte has a warm and comforting flavor profile. The chestnut praline syrup adds a nutty and slightly sweet taste, reminiscent of roasted chestnuts and caramelized pralines, which pairs well with the rich espresso and creamy milk.

Can I customize the Chestnut Praline Latte?

Yes, like other Starbucks beverages, you can customize the Chestnut Praline Latte. You can choose the type of milk (dairy or non-dairy), adjust the number of espresso shots, and ask for less or more syrup to control the sweetness level.

What size options are available for the Chestnut Praline Latte at Starbucks?

Starbucks typically offers the Chestnut Praline Latte in their standard size options: Tall (12 oz), Grande (16 oz), and Venti (20 oz).

How many calories does a Chestnut Praline Latte have?

The calorie content of a Chestnut Praline Latte varies based on the size, milk choice, and whether whipped cream is added. A Tall Chestnut Praline Latte from Starbucks with 2% milk and whipped cream contained around 270 calories.Starbucks Copycat Chestnut Praline Latte in a clear mug topped with whipped cream and chopped pralines.

Can I order a Chestnut Praline Latte online or through the Starbucks app?

Yes, you can typically order a Chestnut Praline Latte through the Starbucks app for pickup at a nearby Starbucks location. Availability may vary based on your location and the time of year.

Can I order a Chestnut Praline Latte with extra syrup?

Yes, you can request extra chestnut praline syrup in your Chestnut Praline Latte if you prefer a stronger nutty and sweet flavor.

Is the Chestnut Praline Latte available hot or cold?

Yes, the Chestnut Praline Latte is typically available in both hot and iced versions. The iced version is made with espresso, milk, and ice, and it’s topped with whipped cream and praline crumbs just like the hot version.

Are there any limited-time variations of the Chestnut Praline Latte?

Starbucks occasionally introduces limited-time variations or special editions of their seasonal drinks, including the Chestnut Praline Latte. These variations might feature additional flavors or toppings, so it’s worth checking the current menu for any updates.

What’s the difference between the Chestnut Praline Latte and other holiday drinks, like the Pumpkin Spice Latte?

The Chestnut Praline Latte and Pumpkin Spice Latte are both seasonal offerings from Starbucks, but they have different flavor profiles. The Pumpkin Spice Latte has a spiced pumpkin flavor, while the Chestnut Praline Latte has a nuttier and caramelized flavor profile.

How long is the Chestnut Praline Latte typically available during the holiday season?

The availability of the Chestnut Praline Latte during the holiday season can vary, but it’s usually offered from the fall months through the winter season, often aligning with Starbucks’ holiday menu.

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Starbucks Copycat Chestnut Praline Latte in a clear mug topped with whipped cream and chopped pralines.

Chestnut Praline Latte Starbucks Copycat Recipe

If someone were to invent a flavor called “cozy,” this Chestnut Praline Latte Starbucks Copycat would be the flavor! This rich latte includes the nuttiness of chestnuts and the sweetness of praline. This drink should come with a warning: this is going to become your new favorite holiday treat!

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 8 ounces milk of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons chestnut praline syrup
  • 2 shots espresso or 1/2 cup strong coffee of your choice
  • Optional: Whipped Cream and chopped pralines optional

Instructions

1. Combine your hot coffee or espresso and 2 pumps of chestnut praline syrup.

2. Heat your milk with either a milk steamer, on the stovetop or in the microwave.

3. Add your milk to your coffee mixture and top with whipped cream and chopped pralines.

4. Enjoy!

Notes

Make an Iced Chestnut Praline Latte

Looking to turn this classic latte into an iced latte? No problem! Simply add ice to your glass, make sure the coffee or espresso is chilled (you can even use store-bought cold brew) and use cold milk. And then you have your very own iced Chestnut Praline Latte!

Make it a Decaf

Because you’re making this at home, you can substitute the espresso for strong decaf coffee.

Make it sweeter or less sweet

Experiment with how many pumps of syrup you add to make this the best latte you’ve ever had.

  • Author: Anna Luther
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Category: drinks

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