Here is a quick and easy horchata recipe that will show you how to make horchata in no time! Made from the delicious combination of milk, cinnamon and rice, this traditional Mexican drink is both creamy and refreshing.
Horchata Mexican Drink
My family likes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by dining on some our favorite Mexican dishes. We’ll usually whip up some Green Enchiladas with Spanish rice and chips with Homemade Salsa. We don’t really need a reason to indulge on delicious Mexican food around here, but why not take advantage of the holidays and get a bit more festive?!
To wash down all of this delicious Mexican fare, we make this easy horchata recipe that is cool, creamy and almost dessert-like! This recipe is so easy to make and is the perfect addition to any Mexican-inspired meal.
What Is Horchata
Horchata is a sweet, cinnamon flavored rice milk that is traditionally served in Mexico and throughout Latin America and Spain. What is it made out of, you ask? I like to keep my recipe simple so I just use rice, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and suger. However, it can also made using various types of nuts, cocoa and nutmeg. If you’ve never tried horchata, you are definitely in for a treat!
How To Make Horchata
After experimenting with multiple recipes, I like this one the best. This recipe will yield six cups of this refreshing drink. It doesn’t take long to make and uses easy-to-find ingredients. In addition to these ingredients, here are a few items you’ll need to make horchata.
- A blender to mix all of the ingredients into a smooth, creamy blend
- A strainer to sift out all of the larger pieces of cinnamon and rice
- Tall pitcher to serve your masterpiece with
To make this easy recipe, just following these few easy steps:
- Pour the water and white rice into a blender
- Blend for approximately one minute, or until the rice begins to break up
- Pour the mixture into a picture
- Add three cinnamon sticks to the mixture and chill in the fridge for at least 4-6 hours. If you can leave it in overnight that would be the best
- Strain the rice from the pitcher and then remove the cinnamon sticks
- Add the milk, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar to the rice water and stir well
- Serve over ice
How Long Can You Store Horchata
This recipe will typically be fresh for 7-10 days in the refrigerator. It is completely normal for the rice settle on the bottom of the pitcher while it’s being stored. If this happens, grab a wooden spoon and give it a good stir before serving.
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Easy Horchata Recipe
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Easy Horchata Recipe
- 1 1/3 cups white rice
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 4 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2/3 cups white sugar
Pour the water and rice into a blender. Blend for about one minute, or until rice begins to break up.
Add 3 cinnamon sticks and chill in refrigerator for 4-6 hours or overnight.
Strain the rice water into a pitcher then discard rice and cinnamon sticks.
Add the milk, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar to the rice water and stir well.
Chill and serve over ice.
Grab a straw and drink up my friends!