Almond Horchata- Iced Almond Drink

Excellent family drink.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 glasses
Calories 89 kcal
Author Laurie


  • 2 cups blanched whole almonds You can buy blanched almonds or boil almonds with the skins for 3 to 5 minutes, drain and rub off the skins.
  • 4 cups cups boiling hot water
  • 2/3 cup sugar or to taste
  • 2 lime zest and juice
  • 4 cups ice plus more for the glasses


  1. In a blender combine all the ingredients except ice and let stand in the blender for 5 minutes. Blend mixture on low speed and gradually work up to high speed. blend at high for 3 minutes.
  2. Add ice and blend until melted. Pour mixture through a large sieve, lined with dampened cheesecloth, into a bowl, stirring and discard solids.
  3. Fill 4 tall glasses with ice and the horchata and garnish with cinnamon stick or cinnamon powder, and lime zest.
  4. NOTE: The flavor of the horchata improves if you make it a day in advance.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Almond Horchata- Iced Almond Drink
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 20g
Protein 0.4g 1%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 0.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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