Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With These Coconut Horchata Coffee Recipes!

by Cat DeLaus Updated: May 04, 2022 1 min read

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Horchata is a delicious drink that originated in Spain but was brought to the Americas by early explorers. This spiced and delicious drink is perfect to enjoy hot or iced, so whatever temperature of drink you’re in the mood for, these drinks can meet your needs!

We’ve included a recipe for coconut horchata, but this recipe can also be made using rice-based horchata or a store-bought option.

Both drinks

Making coconut horchata.

Coconut Horchata (Horchata de Coco)


  • 1 Coconut (or 3-4 cups shredded coconut)
  • 2 Cups Coconut Water
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cup Organic Coconut Milk
  • 1 ½ Cups Water
  • 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
Horchata ingredients

The ingredients for coconut horchata.


  1. Add the coconut meat or flakes to a blender with half of each of the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Add to a pitcher with the remaining half of the ingredients and mix well.
  3. For a smooth consistency, strain the resulting mixture and add back to the pitcher.
  4. Serve cold.
How We Brewed
Espro P3 Press - 32 oz Black

Espro P3 Press - 32 oz Black

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The Espro P3 Press offers a high quality affordable coffee press, designed with durable materials and perfect extraction in mind. An 32 oz capacity and BPA, BPS, and phthalate free materials are perfect for serving guests.

Horchata Coffee


  • 8oz of freshly brewed coffee (we recommend Whole Latte Love’s Crema Wave)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut (or rice-based) horchata
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon for garnish
Horchata Coffee Ingredients

The ingredients for horchata coffee.


  1. Prepare your coffee using your desired method (we used the Espro P3 French Press).
  2. Pour your freshly brewed coffee into a mug
  3. Add your horchata and stir.
  4. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon and enjoy!
Horchata Coffee

Horchata coffee.

Iced Horchata Latte


  • 1 cup of cold coconut (or rice-based) horchata
  • 1 shot of espresso (or a double shot if you prefer)
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Cinnamon (for garnish)

The ingredients for an iced horchata.

What We Brewed With
Gaggia Classic Pro in Polar White - Zebra Wood

Gaggia Classic Pro in Polar White - Zebra Wood

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The Gaggia Classic Pro improves on the decades old reputation of its predecessor. With an updated commercial steam wand, rocker switches, temperature ready lights, and a streamlined frame, the 100% Italian made Gaggia Classic Pro is the best entry-level espresso machine on the market.


  1. Pull your shot of espresso.
  2. Fill a glass with ice and add your horchata.
  3. Pour over your shot of espresso and mix.
  4. Enjoy!
Iced Horchata Latte

An iced horchata latte.

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Cat DeLaus
Cat DeLaus

Cat DeLaus joined Whole Latte Love in 2022 as a content writer. She writes and edits product copy and blogs, and loves getting to test out the products she writes about. She has always had a habit of drinking too much coffee, though she’s new to the world of espresso brewing and is excited to learn more about how to make great espresso.