Do you still love to eat rice pudding with cinnamon? And how about a coffee with rice and cinnamon? No, that’s not a joke. With Horchata, the cool coffee trend from Latin America, you can enjoy a delicious rice-based coffee cup without any cow’s milk. Great news, not only for vegans and vegetarians, but also for people with lactose intolerance or simply for those who want to go without milk. Below you can find out more about the origins and ingredients of this tasty and healthy drink. You will also find a very simple recipe here with which you can prepare Horchata coffee yourself.
Prepare horchata with love
Horchata – a healthy coffee trend with a long tradition
In addition to Cold Brew, Espresso Tonic, Bulletproof Coffee, Nitro and Dalgona, Horchata coffee is also one of the most popular caffeinated drinks worldwide. In Germany, Horchata is still less well known, but in the USA, Canada and Spain it has been an absolute must-try drink for some time.
Originally the drink is supposed to come from Africa. Back then, many tribes traditionally prepared horchata to provide the body with more energy. Later, through slavery and the Spanish conquest, the recipe for the drink traveled to Central and South America and over time it became indigenous to Latin American countries such as Mexico. Even world-famous coffee chains have recently started offering the It coffee drink in different variations.
Cinnamon is very important in this traditional drink
By the way, horchata is also very popular in Valencia and is made from ground tiger nuts in this region. The healthy, tasty drink can be enjoyed in many restaurants and cafés with or without the popular churros. Of course, it is now also offered mixed with coffee. Especially in summer, when served with lots of ice cubes, this delicious coffee specialty is an excellent alternative to iced coffee and classic frappé.
Tasty water with a refreshing effect
Cardamom also goes wonderfully with tiger nuts and cinnamon
A great horchata recipe to try out
With the following basic recipe for Horchata coffee, you can experiment as you wish and prepare your own specialties. Have fun and good luck!
(for approx. 6 servings)
- 2 1/2 cups (17.5 ounces) uncooked white rice (long grain rice)
- 1 cup of coffee beans
- 1 1/2 cups (6.5 ounces) blanched almonds
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 1/4 cups of brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 10 cups of filtered water
A great it-drink for the hot summer
- Put ground coffee, blanched almonds, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla and salt in a large bowl of rice and pour the filtered water over it. Stir everything briefly and let it steep for about 4-5 hours. It can also be done overnight, covered in the refrigerator.
- Then put the mixture in the blender or the food processor and mix on medium strength for about a minute. Wait another minute so that most of the solid sediment collects at the bottom of the bowl and strain the liquid through a sieve or, even better, a nut milk bag.
- The coffee horchata is basically ready. You can serve these in glasses with ice cubes and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Fresh mint leaves, cardamom and grated orange peel also go well with it.
Enrich your horchata according to your own taste
Extra tip: If you want to prepare horchata without coffee, you can first lightly toast some of the almonds in the pan without any fat. These give the drink even more delicious flavor and an unmistakable fragrance.
The horchata is rightly one of our most popular coffee trends this year. Try them out yourself and enjoy a long tradition and healthy ingredients in one!
Always prefer high-quality coffee in organic and fair trade quality
Dark chocolate also tastes great with it
The caffeine-free version of the Horchata is of course a classic and warmly recommended