Brilliant Idea Alert: Boozy Horchata Popsicles

Brilliant Idea Alert: Boozy Horchata Popsicles

Lauren Kodiak
Jun 19, 2015
(Image credit: Christina Lane)

Congrats! You made it to the end of the work week. You deserve some popsicles. Not just any popsicles, mind you: boozy horchata popsicles. And while you're at it, you should invite friends over tonight for a taco party. Friends + tacos + boozy horchata popsicles — what could be better?

Found often in taquerías, horchata is a sweet, cinnamon-y, creamy beverage made from ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, or tigernuts.

Christina of Dessert for Two makes some smart adjustments to traditional horchata in order to adapt the recipe to work in popsicle form. For one, the watery rice milk typically used in horchata would make the popsicles too icy, so she adds a touch of cream. She also infuses the rice milk-cream base with a crushed cinnamon stick to get that signature cinnamon flavor in every bite.

A tablespoon of dark rum is added right before freezing the mixture in the popsicle molds, giving the refreshing treats a fun, boozy kick.

Get the Recipe: Boozy Horchata Pops from Dessert for Two

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