spanish drink recipe -
creamy horchata de chufas ...

spanish drink

One well-known, non-alcoholic spanish drink is the deliciously creamy horchata de chufas.

Originating from the Valencia Region of Spain, it's made out of chufas or tiger nuts.

You'll find this refreshing drink easily enough in most Spanish supermarkets.

But, what if you'd like to make your own?

Just try out this simple recipe below ...

Basically, all you need do is soak the nuts overnight, blend with the other ingredients, cool and sieve.

Powdered cinnamon is optional.

With the lemon zest, remember to use only the yellow part of the peel, not the white pith, which has a bitter taste.

Want to try your hand at some authentic Spanish food dishes, as well?

Then check out our wonderful Spanish recipes page, where you'll find tasty recipes to accompany your horchata de chufas.

Qu aproveche!

horchata de chufas


  • 250 gr chufas/tiger nuts
  • 100 gr sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 litre water
  • Little powdered cinnamon


  • Clean nuts.
  • Leave to soak overnight.
  • Drain nuts.
  • Using electric mixer blend nuts, sugar, zest and water.
  • Leave in fridge for good 2-3 hours.
  • Pass liquid through sieve.
  • Pour into glasses.
  • Serve icy cold with a sprinkling of cinnamon.

Tip: Don't have any tiger nuts? Then use rice ... you'll find a recipe for horchata de arroz, or rice horchata on this page.

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