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two glasses filled with this easy horchata recipe. Each glass has a red and white striped straw in it. Next to the glasses are 4 cinnamon sticks laying on the counter as well as a light red cloth napkin.
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4.42 from 12 votes

Easy Horchata Recipe

This horchata recipe is quick and easy to make.  Made from the delicious combination of milk, cinnamon and rice, this drink is creamy and refreshing.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cinco de mayo, drink, rice
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 424kcal


  • 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 1mg