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Horchata Recipe

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 389kcal
Rich and creamy, this homemade horchata recipe is perfect to enjoy during Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Simple to make and delicious to sip!
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  • 1 ¾ Cups long grain white rice
  • ½ Cup almonds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 5 ½ Cups water
  • 2 ¼ Cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • In a high powered blender glass add the rice, almonds, cinnamon and water. Blend for 5 minutes or until the rice and almonds are pulverized. You may need to stop in between to prevent the blender from overheating.
  • Add the sugar and milk and blend again for 2 more minutes.
  • Cover and chill for 8 hours.
  • Strain the horchata through a fine mesh sieve. Serve over ice and sprinkle with extra cinnamon on top.


The chilling time is super important. Is what gives the rice enough time to release some of it’s milky flavors into the horchata.
This is a drink to serve chilled and it’s best enjoyed with a straw.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 1mg