Horchata de Chufa – yeuch!

Yeuch because it’s not for me. But perhaps you love it.

What is it?

Horchata de Chufa. A Spanish staple. A creamy drink, white, and apparently very refreshing at this time of year.


What’s it made of?

Horchata de Chufa is a popular Spanish milky drink, served ice cold.  It’s made from the brown tubers of the nut sedge plant, and is sometimes called Tiger Nut Milk.

If you visit Valencia, you’ll see street vendors peddling it to take away…

Isobel, spotting a bottle of the pasteurized variety in Lidl Berja this week, said she’d like to try it, her friend’s mother made some last week and it was delicious…so in it went into the trolley with all the extra goods we end up buying when one of the kids comes shopping with us.

She added Fartons too, no she hadn’t been at the baked beans, that’s the long thin pastry traditionally eaten dipped into the Horchata.

What can I say? The Fartons are all long gone, the Horchata is still sitting in the fridge door, guess it wasn’t like Mama around the corner used to make….

Do you like it?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sandrina
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 17:10:07

    lovely stuff and so easy to make at home


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