Horchata (/ɔrˈtʃɑːtə/; Spanish: [orˈtʃata] ( listen)), or Orxata (Catalan pronunciation: [oɾˈʃata]), is the name of several kinds of traditional beverages, made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, or tigernuts (chufas).
In Mexico and Guatemala, horchata is made of rice, sometimes with vanilla and always with cinnamon.
The last time I was in Mexico, I discovered the coconut flavored horchata in one of the little hole in the wall stores that only sells beverages and ice cream. I was so pleased to see that they sell them also in the grocery stores.
Have you tried horchata? Do you like it?