Homemade Mexican Horchata

Homemade Mexican Horchata

Homemade Mexican Horchata, yum! I have such a weak spot for this delicious Mexican drink. Growing up in a border town in south Texas, I have tried many Horchata drinks in my lifetime, and each time I absolutely love it all over again. Horchata is made up primarily using rice, sugar, cinnamon and different types of milk. You will find many different recipes when you do a search, and they are all great. I’m about to show you my way of making it. I make this drink for parties, for myself, and for my family. This drink is a treat to make in our kitchen, and such a refreshing, smooth drink. Serve it over ice and you have a delicious cinnamon milk drink.

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How Do I Make Homemade Mexican Horchata?

I will say it is a pretty easy drink to make. There isn’t a lot of steps to making Mexican Horchata. The hardest part is the wait. You have to soak the rice first. I will say for a minimum of six hours, preferably over

Homemade Mexican Horchata

Homemade Mexican Horchata

A recipe on how to make authentic Mexican homemade horchata.

  • Prep Time6 hr
  • Cuisine
    • Mexican


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 cup sugar this is baseline, you can add or subtract on personal taste
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 12oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk you will use half a can
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ice


  • Take rice, cinnamon stick and soak in water for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight if you can. Pitcher works great for this.
  • Strain the rice from water, using a strainer. Dispose of water used.
  • Using a blender, blend the rice, cinnamon stick, evaporated milk and the half can of sweetened condensed milk until rice is finely chopped and a smooth consistency is formed.
  • Strain mix into pitcher, straining slowly. mix will strain slower than the last time strained.
  • Add sugar, almond milk, vanilla and water. Stir until blended well. Serve over ice.

Originally Posted on LifeofaCherrywife.com 

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