Last Updated: Mar 13, 2023 @ 10:25 am.

What is the best pistachio syrup for coffee? To find out, we did a blind taste with a half dozen brands. Which had the best pistachio flavor? What about a sugar-free option? Here are the ones that we thought tasted best.

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Finding the Best Pistachio Syrup & A Recipe for a Pistachio Latte!

Let’s talk the best pistachio syrup!

If you’ve tasted a pistachio latte, smoothie or coffee drink, you may be hooked . . . and want to create that same taste at home.

We understand. We were skeptical about pistachio lattes—until we tasted one! Wow! Such amazing flavor.

To find the best pistachio syrups, we did a blind taste test with several top brands. A few comments from testing:

• Natural and artificial flavors? It is unclear from tests how much actual pistachio is in these syrups. Most brands simply say they have “natural and artificial flavors” that approximate pistachio flavor. If you are sensitive to artificial flavorings, be aware this is a common ingredient.

• Sucralose! We did find one sugar-free pistachio syrup that is worth recommending . . . but it is sweetened by sucralose (aka Splenda), which we know some folks are trying to avoid.

• Allergy alert! It may be obvious to say, but you should steer clear of these syrups if you have a nut allergy!

(If you like out pistachio syrup, you’ll love our white chocolate syrup!)

Recipe: Pistachio Latte

One of our top recommended pistachio syrups is by the French brand Monin, which has a great recipe for pistachio lattes:

Best Pistachio Syrup recipe

INGREDIENTS

3/4 oz. Monin Pistachio Syrup
1 shot(s) espresso
9 oz. steamed milk

GLASSWARE

12 oz. Mug

GARNISHES

pistachio nuts (chopped), whipped cream

PREPARATION

  1. Fill serving glass full of hot water to warm glass.
  2. Discard hot water and pour ingredients into serving glass in order listed.
  3. Stir gently to mix.
  4. Add garnish and serve.

Here are the best pistachio syrups from our taste tests:

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Best For Lattes

Froths well in milk
Loved how well this syrup blended in coffee drinks, with pronounced nutty flavor notes. Also great mixed with fruit in smoothies.
$15.49 ($0.61 / Fl Oz)

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Best Sugar-Free

Great for iced coffee
Made in the USA, this syrup was a favorite for its nutty flavor. Yes, it is sweetened with sucralose and artificially colored, but we loved it anyway.
$16.25 ($0.64 / Fl Oz)

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Best Tried & True Brand

No corn syrup or artificial sweeteners
The pure cane sugar in this syrup makes it taste like pistachio ice cream in a bottle—so yummy! Less nutty than others we tried.
$10.99 ($0.43 / Fl Oz)

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