Raw Cashew Horchata

Horchata is a delicious beverage from Mexico that is typically made from rice milk, lots of sugar, and cinnamon. There are a few Mexican restaurants that serve a vegan version, but most often dairy is added. I love this version made with cashews and dates.
Note: If you don’t have a high-speed blender, soak your cashews and dates in the 2 cups water in a pint mason jar for 2 to 4 hours before blending. (Recipe from The Abundance Diet, © 2015 by Somer McCowan. Used by permission from Vegan Heritage Press LLC.)




  1. In a blender, combine the cashews, dates, water, and cinnamon. Blend the ingredients until completely smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.