Frozen Horchata for a Cause

Frozen Horchata
Frozen Horchata

For the month of August, San Diego’s taco institution Puesto is giving its popular frozen horchata – which has been on the menu since they opened their first location in 2012 – the plant-based treatment. Partnering with Califia Farms, Executive Pastry Chef Erik Aronow perfected the dairy free version of Puesto’s Frozen Horchata for a Cause by subbing in the brand’s unsweetened oat milk for whole milk. The final mix is a creamy blend of oat milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla and simple syrup – and yes, you can still order it boozy with Malahat rum! It’s about time that those who are lactose intolerant and/or vegan can finally delight in this drink.

Puesto donates $1 from every frozen horchata purchased to a rotating charity. Proceeds from the August plant-based horchata will go to Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry. Overall, 48,000 frozen horchatas have been sold throughout Southern California, with over 500 charities supported. 

ABOUT PUESTO

Puesto is family-owned and operated by Mexican-American brothers Eric, Alan & Alex Adler alongside their cousins Isidoro and Moy Lombrozo and Partner/Executive Chef Luisteen Gonzalez. The restaurant, which has six locations in California with another coming by the end of the year, provides a contemporary and approachable take on authentic Mexican cuisine. Sourcing its ingredients from in and around the state, it has reached national acclaim for its Mexico City-style tacos made with non-GMO organic, maíz azul stone-ground tortillas, crispy melted cheese and scratch salsas.