Horchata and Coconut Milkshake

Photo: John Kernick
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins

The horchata sherbet can be prepared up to a month in advance and makes more than you need for these shakes. Try it solo with fresh berries. Recipe adapted from Aran Goyoaga and her blog, Cannelle et Vanille.


  • 2 ½ cups unsweetened plain rice milk

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons almond-meal flour

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • Fine salt

  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk, shaken and chilled

  • 2 tablespoons chopped salted pistachios, for serving


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups rice milk, sugar, almond flour, cinnamon sticks, and pinch of salt to a rapid simmer over medium-high. Reduce heat and gently simmer 10 minutes. Pour rice-milk mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl; discard solids. Refrigerate 2 hours (or up to overnight).

  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat coconut milk on high until frothy, 5 minutes. Gently stir together whipped coconut milk and chilled rice-milk mixture. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer sherbet to an airtight container and freeze 2 hours (or up to 1 month).

  3. In a blender, blend 2 1/2 cups sherbet and 1/2 cup rice milk until frothy. Pour into six chilled glasses and top with pistachios. Serve immediately.

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