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Horchata de Coco (Coconut Horchata)

Inside: Keep reading if you want to find out how to make this delicious horchata de coco (coconut horchata) recipe. It is so refreshing and delicious. 

horchata de coco (coconut horchata) with cinnamon - delicious!

Horchata is one of the most typical and popular Mexican beverages. The most common method of preparation is with rice, and if you are looking for that version, you can find it here

This recipe, however, uses coconut (hence the name horchata de coco or coconut horchata). It is much quicker to make, has a subtle coconut flavor and is absolutely delicious. 

How do you make horchata de coco (coconut horchata)?

Traditional horchata using rice takes quite a bit of time, because you have to soak the rice overnight. Coconut horchata, on the other hand, can be made in about 15 minutes! 

You will need a coconut, coconut water, coconut milk and a few other ingredients that you will blend together, and then you just strain the resulting mixture for a drink you will not forget. 

I always buy the coconut water separately, because most coconuts won’t have 2 cups worth to use in the recipe. If you have multiple coconuts, however, you can definitely just use the water from the coconuts themselves. 

Horchata de coco (coconut horchata) tasty

This is one of my favorite beverages, because I love coconuts. It goes well with just about any meal that you are preparing, and your guests will be asking for more.

Let me know below how it turns out. 

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horchata de coco (coconut horchata) with cinnamon - delicious!
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Horchata de Coco (Coconut Horchata)

Horchata de Coco, or Coconut Horchata is a delicious alternative to the traditional rice based horchata.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: beverage
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: horchata
Servings: 12 Cups
Calories: 139kcal


  • 1 Coconut
  • 2 Cups Coconut Water
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 13 Oz Organic Coconut Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk may substitute with 2 cups of coconut sugar


  • Add the coconut meat to a blender with half of each of the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Add to a pitcher with the remaining half of the ingredients and mix well.
  • For a smooth consistency, strain the resulting mixture and add back to the pitcher.
  • Serve cold.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg
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Judith Pusateri

Tuesday 3rd of October 2023

I plan to make this tomorrow for a work pot luck but I am allergic to almonds. What nut can I substitute it with?

Charbel Barker

Wednesday 4th of October 2023

You can leave the almonds out :)


Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

Rich, creamy, and very delicious. I used the 2/3 cups of sugar and it was plenty sweet for my taste. Super easy to make, even for a first timer like myself. Thanks!

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