This Horchata Mousse Cheesecake recipe is easy to make, creamy and delicious. It has a Cookie crust, horchata cheesecake, horchata-choco mousse, & ganache
This post is sponsored by Chila ‘Orchata. All opinions are 100% mine
Horchata Mousse Cheesecake
I hope you’re hungry because I have a treat for you. This boozy Horchata Mousse Cheese is my new favorite addiction. It has a crunchy cookie crust, horchata, and cinnamon cheesecake in the middle, horchata chocolate mousse, and finally it gets a drizzle of chocolate ganache and chocolate shavings. Need I say more?
Honestly, I don’t know what I love more, the intense flavor, the creamy texture, or the booze. Maybe it’s a combination of the 3. Right now it’s sitting in my fridge and I am trying to stop myself from stealing one more bite.
If you’ve never had an Horchata before, it’s a creamy drink generally made with ground almonds, tiger nuts, sesame seeds, rice and a few other ingredients. It’s originally from Spain, but other Latin American countries have adopted the drink as their own by adding a few more elements.
In Venezuela, we have a drink similar to Horchata called “Chicha”, it’s made with rice, almond extract and other ingredients. We like to drink it with tons of ice and a nice sprinkling of cinnamon. I remember growing up and drinking chicha everyday after school.
Last year I was at a conference in Chicago and came across Chila. Chila ‘Orchata is a creamy flavored rum that comes in a bottle. You can drink it by itself (my personal preference) or add it to a cocktail. Chila is delicious and the perfect drink to serve at parties and get-togethers.
This Horchata Mousse Cheesecake has the delicious flavor of the Horchata plus cinnamon and chocolate. Instead of masking the aromas and taste, the 3 of them compliment each other and really accentuates their intensity. Absolutely delicious. Keep in mind that to eat this dessert, you must be 21 years or older.
I hope you can try this deliciousHorchata Mousse Cheesecake at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- 10 oz box of Shortbread Cookies such as Lorna Doone
- 1/2 Cup butter melted
- 16 oz packages of cream cheese softened
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup Chila 'Orchata
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon less if you'd prefer
- 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 3/4 cup heavy cream chilled
- 1/4 cup Chila 'Orchata chilled
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate cut into chunks
- Chocolate shavings on top optional
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
Line the bottom of a 9" springform pan with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick spray
Grind the cookies in a food processor until ground
In a bowl, mix the ground cookies and the melted butter
Press this mixture on the bottom of the springform pan
Place the springform pan in the freezer while you make the cheesecake
In a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and mix on high speed until creamy, 3-4 minutes
Scrape the sides of the mixing bowl with a spatula
Add the sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix on medium speed
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
Finally, add the Chila 'Orchata and mix. Scrape the sides of the mixing bowl with a spatula
Pour this mixture on the springform pan
Place springform pan inside a bigger pan and pour about 1 inch of boiling water (water bath)
Bake for 38-45 minutes or until center just jiggles a bit
Remove from oven and throw away the hot water. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour
Place cheesecake in the fridge to cool overnight
In a bowl, place the cold water. Sprinkle the gelatin on top and mix. Let the gelatin set for 2 minutes
Add the hot water to the set gelatin and mix until completely dissolved
Place the heavy cream into the mixer. Mix on medium-high speed until creamy
When heavy cream thickens up a turns into whipped cream, add the cocoa powder and sugar slowly
Add the Chila Orchata and mix
Spread the mousse on top of the cooled cheesecake
Use a spatula to spread it out evenly
Cool for 30 minutes
Place cream on a bowl and microwave for 90 seconds (or until the cream boils)
Pour the hot cream on top of the chocolate chunks and let it rest for 1-2 minutes
Mix with a spoon until chocolate melts
Pour on top of the chocolate mousse
Decorate with chocolate shavings
This cheesecake contains alcohol. You must be 21 years or over to consume.
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Shoot! I would drink it straight with a carne asada burrito and rice and beans!
I’d drink it with my homemade lasagna and this cheesecake recipe
Susan Alles says
I’d drink it with the cheesecake!
Margaret Smith says
Wow. This Chila Orchata sounds so good. I’d love to first make the Chila Mudslide. With Vodka, Vanilla Ice Cream, coffee liquor and irish cream, this has to be so delightful. I never heard of Chila Orchata before, but this cream rum sounds like something that I would love.
It sounds like it would be good in an ice cream dessert drink. On a hot summer night, maybe pour a little over a scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt. 😉
This looks yummy, perfect summer dessert
I would drink it with vanilla ice cream.
Melissa R says
I’ll be drinking mine with some spicy Mexican fare!
Cassandra D says
Lorraine Dockery says
I would pair it with Apple pie!!
Tina W says
I think it sounds like it would make a great iced coffee cocktail.
Cynthia C says
I think I would pair it with apple pie.
Taylor Closet says
I will drink it with fresh fruits.
coffee. all day long. 🙂
Rae Cinclini says
definitely with the cheesecake
Marty C says
I don’t know, but wow, does it sound delicious…
Natalie S says
I am not a drinker, but would love to use it in recipes!
Erin Ellis says
This would be fabulous with my double chocolate cherry pie! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Emily Benzing says
I would definitely make a cool, chocolate milkshake!
I’d have it with this gorgeous cheesecake.
Christina A. says
I think I would drink it with tacos! I’ve had horchata drinks but never this! Sounds interesting to me!
I’ll be drinking Chila ‘Orchata with dessert.
Stephanie Phelps says
I would drink it with pound cake or with a cheesecake!
I would drink it with an ice cream cake and splurge!
I would drink it with a Lemon Sponge Cake
Lisa Breece says
I would be drinking mojitos or magaritas. Thanks for the chance.
Vera K says
I would drink it after a nice dessert.
Lisa V. says
I would be drinking it with coffee.
susan smoaks says
i will drink it with my coffee in the morning. it sounds so good.
I will drink it with some Mexican food.
Laurie Emerson says
I would drink it with some sweet tea.
Aaron Bretveld says
I think I’d at least have to try it in coffee to do a Mexican coffee? (Like an Irish coffee only not)