Pistachio Milk Uses:
Pistachio Milk can be used in cereal, smoothies, and for baking and cooking. Pistachio milk can be made sweet with cinnamon and maple, or you can even blend pistachio milk with dates, but it can be used really well as a savory milk if you add a bit of sea salt when using it.
Dear mock meats, turmeric soy lattes, and anything matcha, step aside as pistachio milk makes its debut into the world of everything hipster. There’s a new plant-milk in town! Not only does it have an Instagram-worthy hue, it’s a complicated word to say and spell, making it even more coveted. We kid, of course. Pistachio milk is primed to be a grand addition to your plant-based repertoire. Here’s how you can get your hands on some, and how to incorporate it into your life.
How do you get Pistachio Milk for use?
Currently, there are few truly pistachio milks on the market, meaning without any other added type of milk. However, two brands on the market that carry both sweetened and unsweetened versions are 137 Degrees and Táche. If you want to skip the additives and expensive price tag, you can make your own pistachio milk at home. At a fraction of the price, and peace of mind in knowing exactly what goes in it, you can learn how to make pistachio milk here.
Pistachio Milk Uses: What can you do with it?
Now that you have the pistachio milk, what do you do with it? As we say, the only limit is your imagination. Below are a couple ideas based on times of day (or not… pistachio pancakes for dinner anyone?) to get you started on how to let pistachio milk slowly win you over. Enjoy!
How to Use Pistachio Milk for Breakfast
- Pistachio (spiced) milk latte
“Like a regular latte, but green.” Patent pending. Simply warm the pistachio milk on the stove top, froth it, and pour it slowly against the cup at an angle. To make it grander, add a few cracked cardamom pods, a cinnamon stick, and a pinch of nutmeg while warming the pistachio milk, and strain. Perfect for a cold, rainy morning. Oat milks all over the world sob as they watch pistachio milk take its place as the preferred alt-milk of choice.
- Pistachio porridge oats
Cook your morning oats in pistachio milk, and top it with some chopped pistachios, fresh Medjool dates, and banana coins for a twist on your typical porridge oats recipe. You can also add some spices while warming the pistachio milk to give it a richer flavor. If you don’t have time, you could also just pour pistachio milk over your cereal or granola and call it a day.
How to Make Pistachio Milk Snacks
- Healthy green smoothie
Blend a cup of pistachio milk, a tablespoon of peanut butter, a large frozen banana, and a handful of spinach for a wholesome and healthy green smoothie. If you want to make it breakfast, throw in half a cup of oats too. Post-workout smoothie? Add Whey protein.
- Pistachio balls
Blend half a cup of shelled pistachios and one cup of puffed rice until fine. Add some coconut oil, pistachio milk, honey, and blend until you can roll it into balls. Roll in crushed pistachios or desiccated coconut, and refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm, and serve.
How to turn Pistachio Milk into a Dessert
- Pistachio milk french toast
Traditionally using cow’s milk, you can amp up the flavor profile to the classic French toast as it pairs well with the other ingredients: maple syrup, cinnamon, and butter.
- Chia seed pistachio pudding
Mix three tablespoons of chia seeds with one cup of pistachio milk and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Let it sit for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway to prevent the seeds from sinking to the bottom. Serve with freshly chopped fruit and nuts for a healthy dessert.
Is Pistachio Milk good for you?
A 180ml serving of pistachio milk contains 70 calories, 4g of carbohydrates, 5g of fat, and 2g of protein. Pistachio milk is rich in vitamin A and the B vitamins, plus calcium, iron, and potassium. Unlike other plant-milks, pistachio milk contains a high amount of phytosterols, which can help lower blood cholesterol levels, and antioxidants.  So yes, pistachio milk is excellent for you. We hope your feet are walking you to the kitchen to test out the delicious uses of pistachio milk.