*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® Almondmilk, however all opinions, experiences and enjoyment of Almond Breeze Almondmilk are completely my own!

When it's blazing hot outside, there is nothing like a frozen treat to refresh you cool you! That's why I'm excited to share my Horchata Paletas recipe-- a low-calorie and low-sugar summer treat that's still creamy and tastes just like the real deal.

Traditional horchata is typically made with evaporated dairy milk and lots of added sugar. I took on the challenge of making a lighter and better-for-you version of horchata using a few of my favorite Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® Almondmilk products. The end results? A tasty snack that has all the flavor and a fraction of the calories of regular horchata. I used a combination of Original Almond Breeze® Almondmilk and Original Unsweetened Almondmilk Cashewmilk Blend, which adds a creamy, rich texture to these paletas! This recipe is vegan and with only five simple ingredients, you and your familia can easily make these frozen pops all summer long! 

Here are a few fun facts about the delicious and nutritious Almond Breeze® products I used in my Horchata Paletas: 

  • If you have any allergies or sensitivities to soy, dairy, eggs, peanuts, or gluten, rest assured that all Almond Breeze products are free of these.
  • All almonds used in Almond Breeze® products come straight from growers within Blue Diamond's cooperative in our neighboring state of California. 
  • Almond Breeze Almondmilk is super versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. For cooking and baking, you can easily swap 1:1 for any recipe that calls for milk. 
  • Original Almond Breeze Almondmilk is low in calories (60 per cup) and is a great source of dietary calcium and vitamins A, D and E.
  • Unsweetened Cashewmilk Blend is also low in calories (25 per cup), has zero added sugar and provides 45% of your daily calcium needs, which helps keep your bones and your teeth healthy and strong.   

Seeing these California almond trees in bloom is truly a magical sight!

Almonds that grew from these blooms were used to make Almond Breeze products.

Refreshing, light and delicious Horchata Paletas made with only five simple ingredients. 

Almond Breeze® Horchata Paletas

Servings:   10 paletas (about 1/3 cup portion each)
Total time: 10 minutes prep, at least 5 hours to freeze


  • 1 ½ cups Original Almond Breeze® Almondmilk
  • 2 cups Almond Breeze® Original Unsweetened Almondmilk Cashewmilk Blend
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting


  1. Add all ingredients into blender. Blend on high setting for about one minute.
  2. Skim off any foam and divide horchata mixture into ice-pop molds (about 1/3 cup). Cover and insert sticks. Freeze until solid or at least 5 hours.
  3. Dip molds briefly in hot water to release paletas.
  4. Sprinkle with additional ground cinnamon before serving.

Nutrition: Each paleteta has only 15 calories!


Extra! Extra! This recipe was featured in May 2018 as a Best Recipe selection on The Daily Meal.