Maple Pecan Latte is a popular coffee beverage for the fall seasons. Perhaps Starbucks is the coffee shop that had the most significant contribution towards making this particular coffee beverage popular. Starbuck’s signature Maple Pecan Latte has many fans. But did you know you can brew a delicious cup of Maple Pecan Latte at home?
Starbucks only serves their signature Maple Pecan Latte in the fall season. You will not find this beverage on their menu in Summer or any other season, for that matter. Don’t be upset. This article will show you how you can brew the best Maple Pecan Latte at home throughout the year.
What Is Maple Pecan Latte?
No matter where you get it from, the Maple Pecan Latte, be it from a Starbucks store or a local coffee shop, uses maple syrup, pecans, and brown butter in its recipe. Some shops might add or remove some of these ingredients for adding their twist to the recipe. But the basic recipe includes these three ingredients.
What Do You need to Brew Maple Pecan Latte?
You will need the following ingredients for brewing a delicious cup of Maple Pecan Latte.
- Brown Butter
- Dark Brown Sugar
- Whipped Cream
- Condensed Milk
- Maple Pecan Syrup
The traditional Starbucks recipe for their signature Maple Pecan Latte does not use pecan syrup. However, you can always try adding this ingredient to your brew. But add it in moderation. As we add both maple syrup and brown sugar to this recipe, you do not want to end up with a brew that tastes too sweet.
One more thing, the original Starbucks recipe for Maple Pecan Latte uses corn syrup. However, you can substitute that with maple syrup.
There are a lot of other ingredients that go into the Starbucks original recipe for Maple Pecan Latte. It has corn syrup, sunflower lecithin, gum Arabic, different natural flavors, potassium sorbate, and xanthan gum. But we are not going to need these many ingredients. Moreover, you are not supposed to have these ingredients at your home unless you are a professional barista. To keep things easy, we will use only those ingredients that we all have at our homes.
Maple Pecan Latte Recipe
Now that we know about the ingredients let us dive right into the recipe for Maple Pecan Latte. First, we have to brew one or two espresso shots depending on how strong you like your coffee. If you do not know how to brew Espresso, here is a quick guide for you.
Before brewing espresso, you should know these three things- the roast type, the grind setting, and the pressure you need to exert on your coffee maker. Unlike drip coffee, Espresso gives you the chance to brew a strong cup of coffee that tastes strong. It is advised that you use a strong espresso shot for making maple pecan latte. To do so, you should go with a dark roast coffee. However, if you do not have dark roast coffee beans at home, you can increase the extract time for a stronger brew if you only have medium roast coffee.
Now comes how finely the coffee beans should be grounded. For a strong cup of coffee, you should always use fine ground coffee. When you have powder-like coffee ground, you will have to push greater pressure on your coffee maker to extract the essence and aroma from the coffee beans. Here is a tip for you, instead of using a metal blade grinder, you should try to get a burr grinder.
Maple Pecan Latte Serving
After you have the espresso ready, it is time to serve your coffee. Take your espresso in a coffee mug. Now it is time to add maple pecan syrup. The maple pecan syrup is a popular condiment that goes nicely with waffles, fruit salad, and even ice cream.
Along with the maple pecan syrup, we are also going to use frothed milk with our espresso. It is advised that you make the milk froth fresh for serving with your maple pecan latte for the best taste. If you are new to coffee brewing, you can buy one milk frother wand from your local supermarket or an online shop. These tools are great at helping both beginners and veterans’ froth milk resemble latte milk that professional baristas use.
After adding the maple pecan syrup and milk froth to your espresso, you are all set. You can add the brown butter with the final serving if you like. But as mentioned earlier, add it in moderation, as we have already added maple pecan syrup and milk froth, which collectively increases the overall sweetness of the latte.
So there you go. Now you know how you can brew a delicious cup of maple pecan latte at home. From now on, you no longer have to spend huge bucks on buying this delicious coffee variation from a coffee shop. You can thank us later. With time and enough practice, you can master this recipe in no time and enjoy it whenever you have a craving for it.
Furthermore, if you cannot find maple pecan syrup in your local supermarket, you can make it at home. To make maple syrup at home, you only need some cooled toasted pecans. Take your food processor, and keep it on till the pecans turn into a smooth and creamy paste.