Gluten Free Horchata Popsicles

Gluten Free Horchata Pops Recipe

Ever had a glass of Horchata? It is a “milky” (yet dairy free) drink found in Latin cultures typically made with rice, almonds, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla and served ice cold. It is sweet and refreshing.

My favorite neighborhood Mexican dive serves it along with the agua fresca of the day. It’s the perfect thing after a spicy meal – kinda like a Mexican milkshake.

I decided to make it an even more perfect dessert by turning Horchata into pops. And I decided to put a grain free spin on this Gluten Free Horchata Pops Recipe by replacing the rice with coconut milk and make it healthier (and refined sugar free) by swapping the sugar with Wholesome organic coconut palm sugar.

I love these pops! They are cool and creamy and wonderful after a barbecue by the pool or on a hot afternoon. They are sweet but not cloyingly so. Personally, I prefer my treats on the less sweet side – if you want your pops a little sweeter, increase the coconut sugar to ½ a cup.

Gluten Free Horchata Pops

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Gluten Free Horchata Pops Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 8 pops
Calories: 35kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup Wholesome Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon for dusting


  • Combine the almond milk, coconut milk, coconut sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and let simmer gently for 10 minutes. Remove the cinnamon sticks and stir in the vanilla. Let cool.
  • Pour into 8 (2-ounce) ice pop molds, insert sticks and freeze until fully hardened, about 8 hours.
  • To serve, unmold and dust with ground cinnamon.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Horchata Pops Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 35
% Daily Value*
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Eveline McNeil
    June 15, 2015

    Is there anything else I can replace the coconut milk with? Unfortunately it doesn’t like me!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      July 24, 2015

      Hi Eveline, Rice milk, it’ll just be a little icier or a nut milk like cashew milk or almond milk, whichever you prefer! xo, Carol

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