Horchata de Chufa, or Tiger Nut Mylk is a delicious and nutritious nut free, lactose free, dairy free drink made from soaking, blending and straining tiger nuts. It originated in Spain many years ago. Legend has it that Horchata (spelled originally as Orxata) got its name when a young girl in a village offered some to the king of Catalunya in Spain. After enjoying the drink the king asked what it was. When the young girl answered ‘tiger nut milk’, the king exclaimed this isn’t milk, this is ‘Or, xata !’ In Catalan ‘or’ means gold, and ‘xata’ pronounced chata, means sweetie.
Enough about history! We searched high and low for a ready made tiger nut mylk that we like, and it took a while but we discovered Amandin, a company that work hard to produce amazing organic gluten and dairy free products. You can choose between two versions of Amandin horchata, a new sugar free version with agave, or a more traditional version made to the authentic sweet Spanish recipe.
But we are so excited to be able to bring you another amazing tiger nut mylk which tastes so natural and creamy! We have been working over the last year with a small manufacturer in Spain, who has developed this amazing mylk just for us. This unsweetened version has a real depth of tiger nut flavour, and is only 48 calories per 100 mls. It’s the closest to home made you can get!
All are organic and both are delicious perfect dairy free milk alternatives!