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Horchata Style Hot Chocolate

Horchata Style Hot Chocolate

Enjoy this Mexican-inspired twist on the sweet treat.

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Hot chocolate lover? Enjoy this Mexican-inspired twist on the sweet treat.

Horchata Style Hot Chocolate Recipe

Horchata Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream

Serves: 2

Total time: 10 minutes (plus infusing)


  • 500ml Rice Milk
  • 50g Almonds, roughly chopped
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks (Mexican are best)
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Vanilla Pod, seeds scraped
  • 1 strip Orange Peel
  • 175g Dark Chocolate, roughly chopped
  • Small Pinch Salt


  • Whipped Cream, Marshmallows and Ground Cinnamon to serve



Spice infused milk

1. Add the Rice Milk to a saucepan with the almonds, cinnamon, vanilla pod and seeds, and orange peel. Bring to a boil and boil for 5-8 minutes for the flavours to infuse.

Strained spiced milk

2. Strain the milk into a jug and discard the solids.

 Spice infused milk with melted chocolate

3. Add the milk back to the pan, along with the chocolate, salt and sugar. Heat over a medium-low heat whilst whisking until the chocolate and sugar have melted (do not boil).

 Serving horchata hot chocolate

4. Divide between cups and top with whipped cream, marshmallows and extra cinnamon if desired.


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