A delicious and easy recipe to make Mexican horchata at home! It’s a rice and cinnamon drink that’s just about the best-tasting creamy drink ever!
Oh you guys. I can’t even tell you how much I love Mexican food. I am a huge fan!
We have this taco place nearby that we get take-out from that have the BEST drinks! All sorts of colorful waters and this amazing horchata. I have to hide it from my 8-year old because he will drink it all. Ha!
This recipe started from an Allrecipes one. I messed around with the measurements until I got the perfect amounts. This tastes just like the horchata from our local take-out place. It is amazingly refreshing and delicious! I think it’s safe to say it’s my new favorite drink and I might be obsessed with it. 😉 I am really hoping you give this a try. It’s a fun Cinco de Mayo treat but is good all year round too! Soooo yummy and simple to make!
Mexican Horchata ~ Delicious Rice & Cinnamon Drink
Delicious and easy way to make horchata at home!Print Pin Rate
- 1 cup + 2/3 cups uncooked white long-grain rice
- 5 cups water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 cups milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- Pour the rice and 2 cups water in a blender. Blend until the rice begins to break up, about 1 minute. Add the last 3 cups of water and blend for an additional 30 seconds. Let rice and water sit on counter for anywhere from 3+ hours.
- Strain the rice water into a large pitcher and throw away the rice. Stir the cinnamon sticks, sugar, milk and vanilla into the rice water. Chill. When thoroughly chilled, stir up and pour over ice. So refreshing and delicious!
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Julie Evink says
This is an awesome Cinco de Mayo recipe! Way to go out of the box 🙂 I on the other hand stayed way in the box!
That looks so amazing!!! Awesome recipe and beautiful picture!! Stopping by from The Weekend Retreat link party :).
Michael Lee West says
Such pretty photos–and the recipe sounds delish.
Joanne DiPalo says
Hi, This is the first time I’ve heard of this, it sounds delicious. I will definitely try this.
Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday Cinco de Mayo – I did want to let you know that for some strange reason the link doesn’t work, but I’m glad I found my way to you.
A FFF co-host,
Andi-The Weary Chef says
This sounds SO tasty, and it’s easy too! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes this week 🙂
Thanks for joining us at Saturday
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gail golden says
Hi – visiting today from Let’s Get Social Sunday blog hop. I love healthy recipes and I’m a new follower. I hope you will visit Gail-Friends and return the favor. Blessings to you and yours.
Rebecca Hubbell says
Hi Jen, I found your blog through My Turn for Us’ link party! I love your blog and I’m excited to try some of your recipes! This looks delicious by the way.
Michelle Meche says
Hi. I’m a new follower from Let’s Get Social. I’ve heard lots of good things about horchata, but have never tried it myself.
Michelle @Ms. enPlace
Michelle Rushing Hilton says
This looks delicious. I am definitely going to try it! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.
That looks yummy
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This looks great! I will have to give it a try! I am a new follower from southern charm! Would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully want to follow me back! Nicole!
Mallory @ Classy Clutter says
I just made this for Cinco De Mayo and it was AMAZING!!!!!! I am so thrilled with how it turned out and will make it many many times in the future! SO YUMMY!!! Thanks for the recipe Jen! It’s perfect!!!
Wanda Ann Olsen says
I’ve never tried this, sounds good. Thanks again for stopping by our Social Sunday.
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What a delicious looking drink! This is totally new to me, but I would love to try it!
Mom On Timeout says
I have been wanting to find a recipe for horchata for FOREVER! Can’t wait to give this a try! Pinned!
This looks like the horchata here in Honduras. Thank you for the recipe.
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Morsels of Life says
I had horchata not too long ago at a Korean/Mexican place (odd combo, right?), and I’ve been wanting to try it since!
The Well Floured Kitchen says
I clicked over from the rattlebridge blog hop because I had to know what horchata was. Very interesting drink. I am curious to try it.
Helen Adams says
Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon!
Food Done Light says
I have a bottle of rumchata that is just fantastic. Love the idea of making horchata myself then maybe rumchata too. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.
thanks for share....
Just curious but when do you add the cinnamon sticks?
Wow. I just checked the recipe and you’re right – I never added when to put the cinnamon sticks in! Sorry about that! I just added it into the recipe. After you let the rice water sit out, strain the rice and add in the cinnamon sticks, sugar, milk and vanilla. Stick it in the fridge and let the flavors mix together. It’s fun to serve with the cinnamon sticks, too! Thanks for the comment – I hope you enjoy it!
The Multicultural Chef says
This looks delicious! Definitely going to try it but just wondering whether you meant ‘1 and 2/3 cups of rice’ or ‘one to 2/3 cups of rice’?
Sorry, yeah that’s confusing. It’s 1 and 2/3 cups of rice. I’ll fix that on the recipe. Thanks!
Shari Marston says
How many servings will this recipe yield? Thanks!
Hi Shari! It should yield about 8 cups. I hope you try it and like it!
WHAT KIND OF MILK? EVAPORATED, CONDENSED, WHOLE MILK ETC??
I used 1% milk but it works with fat free, 2% or whole milk just as well!
Jasmin L. says
My sister loves horchata. Except that it’s the instant drink pack you get for like $2. So I decided to make this for her to give her an authentic homemade taste. Ahhh she loved it!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!
This made me so happy!! Thank you for commenting! So happy she loved it!
How would you suggest I filter the rice “milk” from the rice? I tried using coffee filters but it was an extremely slow process and the filters kept tearing. I love the recipe so I’m really hoping you have a better method to try!!
I have a more fine mesh strainer that I use and it’s perfect! Here’s a LINK to one I love! Good luck!