Nigerian Style Kunu Horchata

Why not give this simple horchata recipe a try. Inspired by the Nigerian horchata – Kunu, this velvety and delicious drink is perfect for all occasions. We can’t promise it will be as good as Gretel & Belle's horchata, but we think it’s worth a try.

Prep: 24hrs
Cook: 30mins
Difficulty: Easy
Serves: Four

What you'll need

You'll find these simple, everyday items around your house. If you don't have cheesecloth, why not try a linen tea towel.

  • Scale
  • Blender
  • Cheesecloth
  • Funnel

Ingredients

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  • 80g tiger nuts (fresh or dried)
  • 20g coconuts
  • 15g ginger
  • 1.5 dates
  • 5g cinnamon
  • 3g cloves
  • 4 dashes vanilla extract
  • 400ml water
  • 160g tiger nuts (fresh or dried)
  • 40g coconuts
  • 30g ginger
  • 3 dates
  • 10g cinnamon
  • 6g cloves
  • 8 dashes vanilla extract
  • 800ml water
  • 240g tiger nuts (fresh or dried)
  • 60g coconuts
  • 45g ginger
  • 4.5 dates
  • 15g cinnamon
  • 9g cloves
  • 12 dashes vanilla extract
  • 1200ml water

Directions

Step 1

Soak tiger nuts in water for at least 24 hours (fresh) or at least 48 hours (dried).

Step 2

In a blender, add tiger nuts, coconuts, ginger, dates, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla extract and water and blend until a smooth mix is formed.

Step 3

Pour horchata mix into a cheesecloth and strain.

Step 4

Chill horchata until ready to serve. Stir well before serving.

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