Toasted Pistachio Orgeat

toasted pistachio orgeat

Add smoky, nutty flavor the sweet way!


  • 300 grams shelled pistachios
  • 1 liter water
  • white granulated sugar in a 1.5 : 1 ratio by weight of the nut milk
  • 1 big pinch salt
  • 1 bar-spoon orange blossom water


  1. Toast the pistachios in a large skillet stirring occasionally until they become fragrant, then remove them and allow them to completely cool
  2. Place them in a blender and roughly chop
  3. Add the water, blend on low speed until it reaches a milky consistency, about 4-5 minutes, then let it rest for 30 minutes
  4. Strain the liquid with cheesecloth, a fine mesh seive or a nut milk bag and weigh the liquid
  5. Add the corresponding sugar by weight, a pinch of salt and the orange blossom water to the pistachio liquid and blend on low speed until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Calculating the Sugar by Weight

  1. Weigh the nut milk
  2. Multiply the weight by .667
  3. Measure out the corresponding result
  4. Example: 600 grams of liquid X .667 = 400 grams of sugar