Fireball® Horchata Pops


Whether it's summertime or just time to gather good friends around, this sweet and spicy dairy-free ice pop combines the mellow cinnamon flavors of horchata with the bracing fiery flavor of Fireball® whiskey. A touch of cayenne extends the heat beyond the ice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 hrs
Total Time:
20 hrs 20 mins
8 3-ounce pops


  • cup long grain white rice

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 3 cups warm water

  • 2 cups rice milk

  • ¾ cup white sugar, or to taste

  • ½ cup cinnamon whiskey (such as Fireball®)

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (Optional)

  • 1 dash ground cinnamon (Optional)


  1. Grind rice finely using a coffee or spice grinder. Transfer to a large bowl; add cinnamon sticks. Pour in warm water. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit, 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Strain rice mixture through a sieve set over a bowl. Press against the rice with a wooden spoon to squeeze out as much liquid as possible; discard rice. Stir rice milk and sugar into strained liquid to make horchata.

  3. Measure 2 1/2 cups horchata into another bowl. Add cinnamon whiskey, cayenne pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Pour into ice pop molds.

  4. Freeze until solid, at least 12 hours.

  5. Run molds under warm water to release ice pops. Sprinkle with an additional dash of cinnamon before serving.

Cook's Notes:

If you normally use your coffee grinder for coffee, easily clean it by grinding ¼ cup of rice. Discard rice and dust out interior, then grind your rice for horchata.

Taste horchata after mixing in step 2; it should taste pretty sweet. Sweetness is dulled by freezing, so you don't want to cut down on the sugar too much.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of rice. The actual amount of rice consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
1g Fat
39g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 37mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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