Frozen Coconut Horchata

This frozen dessert is great for cooling down on a hot day. With just 20 minutes of prep time, it doesn't get much easier than this yummy dessert recipe.

Frozen Coconut Horchata
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
5 cups


  • 2 13.5-14 ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk

  • ½ cup cooked white or brown rice

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ cup toasted slivered almonds, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted and cooled

  • 1 tablespoon Mexican vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon ground Mexican cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. For rice milk, in a blender combine 1 cup of the coconut milk and the cooked rice. Cover and blend 30 seconds. Strain through a nut-milk bag or sieve lined with a double layer of 100% cotton cheesecloth. Press on solids with a spoon, then squeeze gently to remove liquid. Discard solids. Chill rice milk and remaining coconut milk 1 hour.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together rice milk, remaining coconut milk, and remaining ingredients.

  3. Freeze mixture in a 4- to 5-qt. ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions. If desired, ripen at least 4 hours.

Rum-Raisin Ice "Cream"

In a small saucepan bring 1/4 cup each water and dark rum to boiling. Stir in 1/2 cup raisins; reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes. Prepare Horchata-Coconut Ice "Cream" as directed, except stir raisin mixture into milk mixture before freezing.Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 297 calories, 3 g protein, 32 g carbohydrate, 27 g total sugar, 1% Vitamin C, 84 mg sodium


If desired, serve with a drizzle of Cajeta Syrup. R253611

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
16g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Folate, total 7mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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