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Quick & Easy Horchata
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Horchata Recipe

This is a simplified version of the traditional Mexican drink—Horchata. It's made with just a few pantry-staple ingredients and comes together in only 45 minutes!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 317kcal


  • 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup almond milk OR coconut milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 4 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup pure cane sugar We like Zulka Morena


  • In a medium size pot, combine the rice, water, almond milk, cinnamon sticks, cinnamon, and salt, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a low simmer, cover, and allow to cook for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  • Remove the cinnamon sticks and add the rice mixture to a blender along with the remaining ingredients. Blend on high for 1 to 3 minutes until very smooth.
  • If you prefer a smooth consistency, pour over a mesh sieve into a large pitcher or pour in as-is. Chill until ready to serve.


-Add ice if desired!


Serving: 4g | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 380mg | Iron: 1mg