Easy Strawberry Horchata

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An easy Strawberry Horchata recipe for Hispanic Heritage Month
An easy Strawberry Horchata recipe for Hispanic Heritage Month

Strawberry Horchata is one of my favorite drinks. It has been a long lasting tradition at home due to our spaniard heritage. Horchata or orxata means the same. One is in Spanish and the other name is in Catalonian. The drink came originally from Valencia, Spain, however on my recent trip to Barcelona, orxata is very common drink during the summer.

Ingredients for making an easy Strawberry Horchata recipe
Ingredients for making an easy Strawberry Horchata recipe

My husband and I enjoyed several glasses of that original orxata during our stay. The horchata in Spain is made with nuts called “chufas”, cinnamon and sugar. The chufas are an almond like nut that has been cultivated for centuries. And in Valencia, chufas have been certified by origin. Just like grapes or fine wine.

In Mexico, we do not grow “chufas”, so that ingredient has been replaced with either almonds or rice, and also dried melon seeds. The preparation of the original horchata can take several hours to make. Sometimes a whole day as the rice or the almonds require to soak enough time to be ready to use in the horchata recipe.

An easy Strawberry Horchata recipe for Hispanic Heritage Month

Strawberry Horchata

Chef Adriana Martin
Strawberry Horchata is one of my favorite drinks. It has been a long lasting tradition at home due to our spaniard heritage. And this easy recipe is made with NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk, fresh strawberries, cold water, ice and almond extract.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Beverages, Agua Fresca
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 glasses
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups of ice
  • 1 can NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries cut in halves
  • 2 cups of cold water
  • 1 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 6 whole strawberries for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Add the four cups of ice into a jug.
  • Open the NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk and add to the ice.
  • In the blender add the strawberries and the 2 cups of water. Blend until strawberries are pureed.
  • Add the strawberry puree to the melting ice combined with NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk and stir.
  • Serve the strawberry horchata cold and garnish with a whole strawberry.

Notes

Keep the strawberry horchata in the fridge. This beverage should be served cold. Stir well before serving.
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But at home, my mom would always use NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk to prepare the most delicious and refreshing milk horchata with cinnamon ready in just few minutes.

Making Easy Strawberry Horchata
Making Easy Strawberry Horchata

As the years have passed , I have learned that horchatas can be made combining fruits, not only cinnamon and spices. And a type of horchata that is very common drink for parties in Mexico is the strawberry horchata. Made with NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk, fresh strawberries, cold water, ice and almond extract or rose water. The combination is fantastic and perfect for a party celebration that I am putting together to invite family and friends.

In Latin America many of our traditions include those from the old world, since a lot of our countries have strong spaniard heritage that has permeated to our food, arts, education and lifestyle. Products like NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk make the time in the kitchen easier and help me bring back the authentic flavor that this refreshing strawberry horchata has.

This strawberry horchata agua fresca is fantastic for parties
This strawberry horchata agua fresca is fantastic for parties

I just feel like home when cooking with NESTLÉ® products  since I have been enjoying them for many years. In fact, NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk is included in many of the family recipes I adore. From desserts to agua frescas like this yummy strawberry horchata.

Shopping at Walmart
Shopping at Walmart

I am happy that at Walmart I can find many of the products I grew up with. You can find NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk in the Hispanic aisle and also at the baking section. I invite you to check recipe ideas at NESTLÉ® Flavorful Moments Pinterest board. They have so many options and cool ideas to get inspired without spending too much time in the kitchen.

Easy strawberry horchata agua fresca made with fresh strawberries. almond extract and NESTLE La Lechera Sweetened Condensed Milk
Easy strawberry horchata agua fresca made with fresh strawberries. almond extract and NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk

But in the meantime, let’s cheer with this delicious and easy to make strawberry horchata agua fresca!

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Louise

Ooh, this sounds divine! I think it would be the perfect drink to relax with this summer 🙂

Louise x

Luci

This looks really delicious and refreshing. I love the strawberries in it.

Alicia

Ooh! Yum! This looks absolutely yummy! If I add a scoop of protein powder, I could even call it breakfast.

Rebecca Bryant

Oh, how yummy. I don’t think I have ever had a drink like this. But I definitely want to try one now.

Chastity

This looks so delicious and refreshing, thanks for sharing a video as well.

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