Horchata Matcha with Blackstrap Molasses

Mexican horchata with Japanese matcha tea. The rice and the molasses combo is reminiscent of my Indian grandmother’s rural kitchen. It has become my favorite kick-back, unwind, Sunday afternoon latte and is sure to challenge all your lattes. Enjoy!


High powered blender or Nutr.


Serves 1 solo drink.

  • In 1 1/2 cup water in a mason jar, soak overnight:
    • grain: 1 tbsp brown rice OR millet +
    • flavor: 1/3 stick cinnamon OR 2-3 whole cardamoms +
    • nuts: 1 tbsp almonds OR pecan+
    • a dash of Himalayan pink salt
  • Green matcha tea: 1 tsp matcha powder, with 1 tbsp hot water, well mixed
  • Sweetener: 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses


Run the horchata ingredients with the water through a blender or Nutr and strain back into the mason jar. Heat and add the green tea and the sweetener.

Serve hot or iced.


  1. Here is a stronger horchata: In 1 cup water in a mason jar, soak 1/4 cup rice +1/4 cup almonds + 1/3 stick cinnamon, overnight
  2. Blackstrap molasses has all the goodness of a regular sweetener but –almost impossibly!- is also an ingredient of clean eating. Check https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-blackstrap-molasses
  3. The horchata is adapted from https://www.thehealthymaven.com/iced-horchata-latte/.
  4. For the hot version of the tea, I use the microwave to warm the horchata (1 min at 60% power; but you may want to adjust with yours).

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