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.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 hrs
20 hrs 20 mins
8 3-ounce pops


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Freeze until solid, at least 12 hours.

  • 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

207 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 38.9g; fat 0.6g; sodium 25.1mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I made these for our Canada Day celebration and they were a huge hit. I made them exactly as written. The molds I had were small so it made a lot...at least 16 small popsicles. They had a strong cinnamon flavour so I didn't sprinkle any extra on top. They were pretty sweet so maybe you could use less sugar in the first step. Easy recipe just takes some time to make. Well worth it! Read More