Nicaraguan Cacao Drink

Nicaraguan Cacao Drink

History of Cacao Drink

The Nicaraguan Cacao Drink has been tasted for a long time ago. No one in Nicaragua can’t resist to this cold and delicious Drink. Statistics have shown this is the most popular and delicious ones from People from Nicaragua.

Upon the arrival of the Spaniards in tropical America, foreigners managed to observe how the Indians had a black drink and noticed that they liked it a lot.

Because of this they became addicted to that drink and took it to the Iberica peninsula. The time has passed and the cacao has been recognized to the rest of the old continent. We also noticed that it has been spread among the upper classes and eventually became popular. Costa Rica, for example, is one of the countries that know about Cacao Drink

This Nicaraguan Cacao Drink was later called chocolate and made by cacao and sugar and in some cases added milk.

At the local level, the cacao product was and is processed with corn to make different types of soft drinks, such as pinolillo, and tiste. Cacao has also been used with sugar to make sweets, but without exploiting it in all the dimension that has a quality of this product.

Cacao Ingredients

  • 3 liters of milk
  • Half a pound of the cacao seed
  • Half a cup of white rice
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Clove to taste
  • Sugar to taste


  1. Roast Cacao seeds ( you should roast the seeds well on both sides but trying not to burn them)
Nicaraguan Cacao Drink
Roasted Cacao
  • When the cacao is ready, add cinnamon, cloves and rice which must be soaked beforehand and all these ingredients should be sent to grind finely.
  • Prepare the drink, you must use some cacao already ground and add sugar, milk, and a little vanilla if you like, this stirs it well and it will be ready.

3 thoughts on “Nicaraguan Cacao Drink”

  1. Awesome. Thank you. I’ve been looking for this recipe since my wife’s grandmother who is from Nicaragua made me some cacao.

  2. Hi this was very helpful for me,
    I’m inspired to go to the Roberto Huembes to drink some Cacao with Gallopinto.


  3. This drink is similar to the popular drink Horchata. This by far taste better than Horchata either from Mexico and El Salvador. Many people are unaware of this drink but once they try it, they love it. This recipe is helpful if you want to make it yourself, especially for the holidays

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