Spanish Horchata with Tiger Nuts

Spanish Horchata with Tiger Nuts

Horchata Recipe

Horchata, a cherished Spanish beverage with a fascinating history, has stood the test of time and continues to delight taste buds around the world. Its traditional preparation using tiger nuts, known as chufa in Spanish, is a testament to the culinary heritage of Spain and the Moorish influence on its cuisine.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of tiger nuts (chufa)
  • 4 cups of filtered water (for soaking)
  • 3 cups of filtered water (for blending)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar or sweetener of your choice (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  1. Start by cleaning the tiger nuts thoroughly, removing any dirt or debris. Rinse them in cold water.
  2. Place the cleaned tiger nuts in a bowl and cover them with 4 cups of filtered water. Allow them to soak for at least 24 hours. You'll notice that the tiger nuts will become plump and soft.
  3. Drain and rinse the soaked tiger nuts.
  4. Transfer the soaked tiger nuts to a blender. Add 3 cups of filtered water and blend until you have a smooth, creamy mixture.
  5. Strain the tiger nut mixture through a nut milk bag or a fine-mesh strainer into a clean container. Squeeze or press to extract as much liquid as possible.
  6. Add your preferred sweetener (sugar, honey, or a sweetener of your choice), vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon to the tiger nut milk. Adjust the sweetness to your liking.
  7. Stir well to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.
  8. Refrigerate the horchata for a few hours or until it's well chilled.
  9. Before serving, give the horchata a good stir as it may naturally separate when refrigerated.
  10. Serve your homemade horchata over ice and enjoy the cool, nutty, and subtly sweet flavors.

    Learn more about the history of Horchata. Making horchata at home is a rewarding experience, allowing you to savor the authentic flavors of this delightful drink. When sourcing tiger nuts for your horchata, consider www.tigernutsusa.com for the finest quality Tiger Nuts.

    Whether enjoyed on a hot summer day or as a delightful treat throughout the year, horchata is a timeless beverage that brings a taste of Spain to your glass. So, why not try making a batch of homemade horchata today and experience the magic of this centuries-old drink?

    Our Tiger Nuts products are Gluten and Nut Free, Organic, High in Fiber and Nutrition, Low in Fats, Non Allergenic, AIP, Paleo and much more. 

     

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