Boozy Horchata Ice Cream

Dairy-free, paleo, and low-carb options make this horchata ice cream even better than the beloved drink.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups almond milk

  • 3 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (Optional)

  • 1 (14 ounce) can full-fat coconut milk

  • ¼ cup raw honey

  • ¼ cup spiced rum

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine almond milk and cinnamon sticks in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes. Cover, remove from heat, and add coconut oil. Allow to steep and cool for 30 minutes.

  2. Remove lid and strain out cinnamon sticks. Whisk in coconut milk, honey, rum, and vanilla extract. Chill for 1 hour.

  3. Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately for 'ice milk' consistency or freeze overnight until firm.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute cashew milk for the almond milk if preferred.

For a low-carb version, use powdered stevia or xylitol. I recommend using a stick blender to fully combine coconut milk with the powdered sweetener before adding steeped cinnamon mixture.

The coconut oil and rum both help keep ice cream from becoming rock solid; if frozen, let soften until scoopable, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
17g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 223mg 5%

* 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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