Turkey's favorite food

Chufa Nuts:

1/2 pound (250 grams – 8.9 oz) chufa nuts
1 quart (liter) of water
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
1 tsp grated lemon peel (optional)
About 1 cup of sugar (try less the first time - you can always add more!)


  • Soak the chufa nuts in water for 24 hours.
  • In a blender, grind the nuts, water, cinnamon, sugar and lemon until you have an even, smooth mixture.
  • Let it settle for a half an hour.
  • Press the paste through a strainer to obtain fresh horchata.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Finish in the freezer for 20 minutes until slightly slushy.