May 15, 2014

Review: McDonald's Horchata Frappe

McDonald's new Horchata Frappe is something they're testing out here in Southern California. It features a new horchata-flavored syrup blended with their coffee base, milk, and ice, and then topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

I bought a 12-oz small for $2.39.

McDonald's describes the flavor of the Horchata Frappe as a mix of cinnamon, vanilla, and coffee. I didn't detect much in the way of vanilla but it did deliver the cinnamon rice milk flavor of horchata with just a hint of coffee at the tail end. It hits a good balance between the two as a stronger coffee flavor seems like it would be a weird duel of contrasting flavors. The drink was sweet but not terribly so.

The Frappe had a thick but drinkable texture. It was smooth with no chunks of ice.

Overall, McDonald's Horchata Frappe makes for a tasty rendition of horchata as a refreshing frosty ice-blended drink. Drinking horchata makes me want some tacos or nachos from a taquiera or food truck though.

Nutritional info not available.