I love horchata! I love to make it, I love to drink it, I love to say it, and I even love songs named after it. Obsessed, maybe? One sip of a nice creamy horchata and you will agree there really isn’t much that can surpass it. It is the perfect treat on a hot summer day and each time I see a stand at the market selling horchata I immediately take a place in line, because I simply cannot pass it up. This summer I have been experimenting with making horchata at home for my family and I am really amazed at how something so incredibly simple to make can taste so amazing.
A few days ago while brainstorming frozen recipe ideas for Beard and Bonnet I decided to combine 2 of my favorite things: milkshakes and horchata. The outcome of these 2 treats meshed together was a smoothie unlike any other smoothie I have ever had before it was rich and velvety, with the perfect mix of coconut and cinnamon. I used no sugar added coconut ice cream in the smoothie so I threw in a banana for a little natural sweetness. My family loved this smoothie, in fact little Kash drank all of his and then stole what was left of mine, good thing he is so darn cute! Have you ever made horchata at home?