The Perfect Dairy Free Alternative to Milkshakes

The Perfect Dairy Free Alternative to Milkshakes and Seven Creative Toppings to go With it

There are a few reasons why someone might want a dairy free alternative to milkshakes. Maybe they're lactose intolerant and can't digest dairy well. Maybe they're vegan and don't want to consume any animal products. Or maybe they just don't like the taste of milk! Whatever the reason, Gretel & Belle’s horchata range is a great option for anyone looking for delicious, dairy free alternatives to milkshakes.

For those who haven't tried it, horchata is a sweet, refreshing drink made from tiger nuts, coconut cream and dates. Horchata has a unique flavour that you can't find in most milkshakes. If you're looking for something a little different, horchata is definitely the way to go!

Horchata is totally customisable - you can add whatever fruits or flavours you like to make it your own. To get you started, here’s seven creative toppings ideas to try with your Gretel & Belle horchata.

Peanut Butter

There's nothing quite like a cold glass of horchata on a hot summer day. But why not take your horchata game up a notch by adding a little peanut butter to the mix?

Peanut butter and horchata might seem like an unlikely combination, but they actually go quite well together. The peanut butter adds a rich, nutty flavour to the refreshingly sweet horchata and the two flavours complement each other perfectly.

If you're worried about the peanut butter making the drink too sweet, pair this topping with our kunu horchata. The cinnamon in the kunu horchata helps to balance out the sweetness and results in a perfectly balanced drink. Plus, it gives the drink a little bit of protein, which makes it even more satisfying.

So next time you're in the mood for a cold glass of horchata, try adding a little peanut butter to the mix. You might just be surprised at how delicious it is!


If you're like most people, you probably enjoy a delicious cup of coffee in the morning. But what if we told you that there's a way to make your coffee even better? Drinking coffee horchata and adding chocolate to your coffee horchata to enhance the flavour and make it even more enjoyable.

Adding chocolate to Gretel & Belle coffee horchata is a popular variation that takes this already delicious drink to the next level.

For one, chocolate is a great source of antioxidants. These are nutrients that help protect your cells from damage. They can also help reduce inflammation and improve blood flow.

Secondly, the rich flavour of chocolate pairs perfectly with the sweetness of our horchata horchata. If you're looking for a unique way to enjoy your coffee, we highly recommend giving this combination a try. You won't be disappointed!


There's a reason caramel is one of the most popular flavours in the world. When you add it to horchata, an already delicious and refreshing drink, you get a perfect summertime beverage.

Here are a few reasons why you should add caramel to your kunu horchata:

  • Caramel adds a delicious, rich flavour to horchata.
  • Caramel pairs well with the flavours of kunu horchata, including cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Caramel gives horchata a beautiful, golden colour.
  • Caramel makes horchata even more refreshing and thirst-quenching

So go ahead and add some caramel to your horchata.


That's right, a little bit of vanilla extract can go a long way in making your horchata even more delicious. Just add a teaspoon (or two) to your horchata and enjoy.

The vanilla extract will add a bit of sweetness and depth of flavour to your horchata, and we think you'll love it. So next time you're in the mood for a refreshing cup of horchata, don't forget to add a little bit of vanilla extract.


That's right, folks, strawberry horchata is now a thing and it is delicious. The sweetness of the strawberries pairs perfectly with the rich, creamy kunu horchata base and the addition of a little bit of fruit makes this classic drink even more refreshing. So next time you're in the mood for something sweet and satisfying, reach for a strawberry kunu horchata. Your taste buds will thank you!


When it comes to blueberries, there are few things more delicious than a freshly picked, juicy blueberry. But did you know that blueberries aren’t just delicious, they’re also packed with nutrients and antioxidants? In fact, blueberries have been shown to have numerous health benefits.

So what happens when you combine two powerhouse foods and add blueberries to your horchata? You get a superfood duo that can help improve your health in a variety of ways!

Blueberries are often referred to as “brain berries” because of their positive effect on cognitive function. The antioxidants in blueberries can help protect the brain from damage caused by free radicals, while the flavonoids found in blueberries have been shown to improve memory and cognitive function. Horchata also contains several brain-boosting nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids (which are essential for neuronal development) and magnesium (which plays a role in neurotransmitter function).

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other serious health conditions. Luckily, blueberries can help lower blood pressure levels. The potassium in blueberries helps regulate blood pressure by counteracting the effects of sodium, while the anthocyanins in blueberries have been shown to reduce systolic blood pressure by up to 6%.


Bananas are a great way to add more sweetness and creaminess to horchata, without making it too heavy or rich. Plus, they add an extra boost of flavour that can really make your horchata stand out.

If you're not sure how to add banana to your horchata, don't worry - it's easy! Just start by adding a few slices of banana to your blender along with a Gretel & Belle horchata of your choosing. Then blend everything together until smooth.

You can also experiment with different types of bananas to see what you like best. For example, ripe bananas will add more sweetness than unripe bananas. So if you want your horchata to be on the sweeter side, go for ripe bananas. On the other hand, if you prefer your horchata to be less sweet, use unripe bananas instead.

No matter what type of banana you use, though, adding one is sure to give your horchata an extra boost of deliciousness!

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