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Spanish Horchata

Spanish Horchata

Servings 4-6 1x

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Horchata is a typical Spanish drink and is made with tiger nuts (chufas). This recipe is made with dates instead of refined sugar, so is healthier.


  • 4 cups water (1 l)
  • 9 oz tiger nuts or chufas (250 g) You can use other nuts, I love almonds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • The peel of a lemon
  • 4 Medjool dates or 8 Deglet Nour dates


  1. Soak the tiger nuts in water for 12 to 24 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse the tiger nuts.
  3. Blend them with 2 cups of water (500 ml). Place the mixture in a glass jar, add a cinnamon stick, and the peel of a lemon. Let the mixture stand in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  4. Strain the horchata using a nut milk, a cheesecloth, or a napkin and blend it with the dates and the remaining water (2 cups or 500 ml).
  5. Let stand in the fridge until it’s cold.
  6. You can serve the horchata with some ground cinnamon on top. Feel free to add ice too.


Recipe from Danza de Fogones


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of the recipe
  • Calories: 225
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fiber: 11.9g
  • Protein: 2.6g