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Refreshing Homemade Traditional Horchata

A Delightful Rice and Cinnamon Beverage

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Refreshing Homemade Traditional Horchata

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: minutesRest time:3 hours Total time:3 hours 10 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:300 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Experience the authentic taste of this traditional Mexican drink. Our homemade horchata recipe combines the perfect blend of rice, cinnamon, and sweet flavors to create a refreshing beverage that’s ideal for hot days or as a sweet treat any time of the year.



  1. Blend the uncooked long-grain white rice with water until the rice is partially broken down, which should take approximately 60 seconds. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for a minimum duration of three hours to properly infuse.
  2. Once the infusion time has elapsed, proceed to filter the liquid from the rice solids into a large pitcher, ensuring that the rice is completely removed.
  3. Next, sweeten the infusion by adding white sugar, then enrich it with a splash of milk. Enhance the flavor by incorporating a hint of vanilla extract and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
  4. After thoroughly combining all the ingredients, refrigerate the mixture until it is well-chilled. Serve the chilled horchata over a glass filled with ice cubes.


  • – For a vegan version, substitute the milk with almond or rice milk.
    – Adjust sugar to taste; some prefer a less sweet horchata.
    – If you desire a smoother texture, blend the mixture after it has been strained and before adding the milk and other ingredients.
Keywords:Horchata, Mexican drink, rice drink, cinnamon beverage, traditional horchata
Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 73mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 48g16%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 23g
Protein 3g6%

Calcium 45 mg
Iron 1 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?

White rice is traditionally used for horchata, but brown rice can be used for a different flavor and texture.

How long can I store homemade horchata in the refrigerator?

Horchata can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days. Make sure to stir it well before serving as it may separate over time.

Is it necessary to use a fine mesh strainer?

Yes, using a fine mesh strainer is important to achieve the smooth texture of horchata by removing the rice solids.

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    05/18/2024 07:33 am GMT

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