Mexican Horchata

Horchata is a sweet rice milk beverage that is both refreshing and delicious! So, whether you are looking for a good excuse for a party or just an afternoon treat, try mixing this up. 


  • 1 2/3 cups long-grain white rice, uncooked¬†
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  1. Combine rice and 2 cups water in a blender.

  2. Blend until the rice begins to break up, about 1 minute.

  3. Add 3 cups of water and blend an additional 30 seconds.

  4. Let rice and water sit at room temperature for 3+ hours.

  5. Strain the rice water into a larger pitcher, throw away rice left in strainer.

  6. Add cinnamon sticks, sugar, milk and vanilla into the rice water.

  7. Chill.

  8. Once thoroughly chilled, stir up and pour over ice.

  9. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Try fruit variations by adding strawberries or mangos when you add the cinnamon sticks.