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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!
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 from No Bun Please
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- 2 tablespoon granulated sweetener
- 2 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- Mix all ingredients together until combined.
Fantastic. We did it in a blender to help the cinnamon emulsify better. Used unsweetened coconut milk due to almond allergy.
The second batch, we added collage peptides for protein. We have some sitting in the fridge with chia seeds for some horchata chia pudding tomorrow.
Excellent "liquid fat bomb" for keto. Delicious flavor and creamy. Thank you!!
Love it! So easy. Tastes just like regular horchata, except maybe a bit thinner. Could add collagen powder to bulk it up.
I did not expect this to be as amazing as it turned out. Thank you for the recipe. It’s delicious!
This was quite delightful! My boyfriend and I love it.
Glad you enjoyed!
This was delicious! I added more vanilla than it called for and next time I’m adding more cinnamon! Thank you for this great recipe! I calculated 3 net carbs since the hwc has 2 net carbs and the almond milk has one.
It’s even better with coconut milk!
Great idea, thanks for sharing!
I just mamade it, it is delicious. Thank you for the receipe.
So glad you enjoyed!
Freaking DELICIOUS!!! I only used 1.5tbsp of sweetener instead of 2tbsp as called for in the recipe, and I used my handheld coffee frother before adding the ice and a shot of Absolut vanilla vodka, so it was super creamy and thick!! HOLY YUM!!!!
Just made this and it was delicious. My sons loved it as well. Thank you for sharing.
Very, very good!!
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!
I made it into chia pudding ... so darn good!
This hits the spot! I'll definitely be making this drink again.
Fantastic! Thanking you for sharing the recipe , I definitely didn't feel like I was missing anything!
This is really good! Thank you for sharing it ?.
This is great! Thanks for posting it! It’s the closest i have gotten to horchata in a very long time!