Almond-Hemp Horchata

I’ve long thought of horchata as a drink of the gods. Creamy, sweet, refreshing, cinnamon-y—how can it not be? Being from Austin, Texas—I’ve had my fair share of horchata. I would often look for it at Mexican restaurants, hailing it as special treat to be savored—and of course to put out any fires acquired from accidentally eating too many jalapenos.

Almond-Hemp Horchata

Living in Seattle it can be hard to find a good glass of horchata. I’m sure it exists, but I just haven’t found it yet! Inspired by my love of hemp milk and recent dinner conversation with friends, the idea for a hemp-based horchata was born! Despite all its nutritional benefits, hemp hearts can have a very earthy flavor. The addition of almond meal in this recipe balances the hemp perfectly. Cinnamon, almond and vanilla extracts make this a surprisingly invigorating drink.


Often rice-based, this version of horchata is offers a quick and easy shortcut to the habitually lengthy process of soaking grains overnight. It is packed with protein, omega-3s and is amazingly creamy and delicious. Please enjoy this take on one of my all-time favorites!


Almond-Hemp Horchata

  • Author: Homegrown Provisions
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Raw


A creamy, refreshing, cinnamon-y drink!



  • 1/4 cup of hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup of almond meal
  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 tbsp of agave nectar
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon (or more as desired)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Whirl away!
  3. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  4. Serve over ice and add a dash of cinnamon on top.





  1. Reply

    Laurel Moulton

    March 19, 2014

    Yummy, I love horchata so much! 🙂

  2. Reply


    July 11, 2016

    I love this recipe! So refreshing and tasty. And pretty nutritious too! I think this would also taste great with dates as the sweetener, and maybe some added cacao nibs too. 😉

    • Reply


      July 14, 2016

      Ooo! Great idea about adding the dates as a sweetener. I’ll have to try that next time! 🙂