Iced Horchata

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As temperatures rise, lingering longer outdoors calls for cold drinks to savor while the evening draws on — or any time something refreshing and light is desired. The following rendition of the traditional Mexican beverage can be easily made at home with budget-friendly ingredients. PRO TIP: Also tastes great without ice, if chilled overnight before consuming.

Prep time: 5 min.     Total Time: 15 min.     Servings: 4 (12 oz. with ice)

Gluten Free Meat Free


  • 1 (32 oz.) container of almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 of a 13.5 oz. can of lite coconut milk
  • 5 T. ground cinnamon
  • 1 T. vanilla 
  • 1 T. nutmeg
  • ¼ c. of honey (or agave or maple syrup)


  1. Whisk the honey (or agave or maple syrup), nutmeg and vanilla together in a small bowl.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a large pitcher (or plastic food container) with a lid.
  3. Add the sweetener mixture and stir vigorously for 3-4 minutes. Whisk well to blend.
  4. Blend well with 1-2 cups of ice, then serve.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 165 calories (50 from fat), 6 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 2 g protein. Exchanges: 1 Dairy, 1 Fat, 1 Other.

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All exchange values are approximate. When an optional or additional ingredient is offered, exchange values may change.

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