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Keto Horchata? Sounds kind of exotic, doesn’t it?

In many parts of the world (mostly Spanish speaking countries), horchata is a beverage that is embedded into the food culture.

When I studied abroad in Ecuador, I enjoyed horchata that was a bright red, herbal tasting beverage.  However, I find that it takes A LOT of time (and money) to steep such a concoction.  Luckily for me, I’ve since discovered Mexican horchata.

Mexican horchata is creamy and sweet — and very yummy.  It’s mostly comprised of water, sugar, spices and a creamy component of some sort. Traditionally made with soaked rice, I find that substituting these with nut milk (almond or coconut milk work well) is just as delicious! Best of all, it can be made with your favorite low carb sweetener instead of the traditional sugar, which keeps the carb count low!

This drink kind of reminds me of a sugar free version of a Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte. You should definitely check out my Keto Starbucks guide if you’re looking for low carb coffee options on the go!

Horchata variations

If you’d like to make this recipe completely dairy free, you could sub out the heavy whipping cream for more almond milk or coconut cream. The consistency might not be as thick, but it should still be equally delicious.

Instead of a beverage, try combining the mixture with chia seeds to make a chia pudding. I would forego the ice, but it should turn out nice and thick.

Some recipes call for heating of some sort in an instant pot or on the stove top. Or with some exotic ingredients like tiger nuts. This isn’t something I’ve seen in real life, but I’m kind of intrigued by the name.

Keto Horchata Recipe from No Bun Please

Creamy Keto Horchata: 2g net carbs per serving

Keto Horchata from No Bun Please

A creamy Keto Horchata is the perfect way to end a long day.

3.91 from 21 votes

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican

Servings 1 serving
Calories 134 kcal



  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt



  • Mix all ingredients together until combined.
  • Enjoy!


2g net carbs per serving


Nutrition Facts
Keto Horchata from No Bun Please
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134
Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Keyword cinnamon, creamy, summer
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  1. Avatar Diana on October 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    5 stars
    Just made this and it was delicious. My sons loved it as well. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Avatar Michelle on September 25, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    5 stars
    Very, very good!!

  3. Avatar Michele on August 3, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe – it is soooo good. I was unsure as to whether the ice was blended in with almond milk or if the horchata was just poured over the ice. I blended it and it is delicious!

  4. Avatar Jo on July 23, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    5 stars
    I made it into chia pudding … so darn good!

  5. Avatar FoxyLady on January 26, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    This hits the spot! I’ll definitely be making this drink again.

  6. Avatar Mrs Hoadley on December 22, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    This is really good! Thank you for sharing it ?.

  7. Avatar Jessica on September 22, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    4 stars
    This is great! Thanks for posting it! It’s the closest i have gotten to horchata in a very long time!

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Dom Geracia is a long time Keto diet follower who is passionate about simplifying the low carb lifestyle for beginners. When he's not posting yummy food pics on Instagram, you can likely find him cuddling the nearest cat or guzzling down (yet another) iced coffee.


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