Horchata Icing

This goes great with my Mexican Chocolate Chocolate cupcakes, in fact it probably goes well with anything. Did a little web search to see if an horchata had ever been made before, and guess what? It had. So, what did I do? I yanked it  for me. First of all, the recipe came from Just Jenn Recipes and it’s a pretty good one and there are so few ingredients that it’s hard to modify, but I did, so it’s my own now. Yay!

Horchata Icing

First of all, you can make your own simple horchata using this great recipe from AllRecipes.com (which is what I did) or you can just go to the store and buy the stuff that’s already made, a third option would be to go out and enjoy a Mexican meal and bring back at least a cup of the awesome rice drink to use in this recipe.

For my horchata, I substituted vanilla flavored almond milk for the milk to give it a little bit of a different flavor.

Anyway, it’s icing, what more can you say about it other than it’s great with probably anything, but I made it specifically with my Mexican chocolate chocolate cupcakes in mind. Take a look at both recipes, make them, and enjoy.

**Note: If you’re only making cupcakes, you can probably halve the recipe depending on how much icing you like.



  • 1 cup of softened, unsalted butter (two sticks) or use vegetable shortening for a slightly healthier alternative
  • 4 cups of confectioner’s sugar (start with 4 and work in more as needed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of horchata (as needed until you find the right consistency)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract

Weird, I guess, I didn’t change as much as I thought I had, really all I did was substitute almond milk in my horchata and add a little almond extract. You can leave out that last step if you want, whatever. Top your cupcakes, cake, or just eat it out of the bowl as you sink lower into a shame spiral. (Is that last part just me?)

This is what mine looked like on top of a cupcake:


I still need to work on my icing skills. Hope your are better than mine, but in any case the icing and cupcakes were delicious. Dig it.


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