Mexican Recipes

Mazapán Horchata

Mazapán Mexican candy is a cousin of Marzipan, which is made with almonds. Mazapán is distinctly Mexican in that it replaces the almonds with peanuts. Mazapán Horchata is made with eight of these candy disks.

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  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 clove
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 Mazapán candies
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups water


  1. Soak rice, cinnamon stick and clove in water for one hour.
  2. Pour rice mixture into blender; blend then strain into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add evaporated milk, granulated sugar, mazapan candies, sugar and 1 cup milk into blender. Blend until blended and add into a bowl with the rice mixture.
  4. Add 4 cups of water.
  5. Pour into a pitcher and serve over ice.

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