Christian loves some horchata.  I was always a little hesitant to try it – this mysteriously sweet milky concoction that I wasn’t even sure what the ingredients were.  BUT, a sip here and a sip there of his drink and I was like, “alright, I’ve got to figure out what’s in this.”

After doing some research I was so surprised how simple it was to make.  I made a batch at home in no time and Christian couldn’t have been happier!  This is definitely a great little dessert drink and I look forward to occasionally spiking it.

 You’ll need:

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 TB vanilla extract
  • 1/2 TB ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup white sugar

Blend the rice and water in a blender for about a minute.  Let this mixture sit overnight at room temperature (I let it sit about seven hours).   Strain the rice-water mixture in a nut milk bag (I used a nut milk bag that I often use for juicing, but I noticed when I was pouring the mixture into a bowl the majority of the rice was stuck to the bottom of the blender so it was really easy).  Stir in milk, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar.  Pour into pitcher and serve over ice.

Do you like horchata?  And more importantly, have you ever spiked it?

Thanks so much for reading! XO –

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8 thoughts on “Homemade Horchata Recipe

  1. Yum, would be delish with a little rum!
    Is the rice raw or cooked when you blend it? Sorry if this is a silly question, our cooking expertise extends only to muddling drinks…

    1. Great question! I used uncooked white rice and added that to the ingredient list above. 🙂 Thank you for asking!

  2. Interesting…have never even heard of this! Thanks for teaching me about something new…I’ll have to try it. I bet it would be good w/ a little coffee liqueur and/or Bailey’s Irish Cream — ? Sounds YUM.

  3. Have you ever tried RUMChata already premade w/the rum?!? It’s delicious! and I am personally more of a fan of Salvadorean Horchata vs Mexican.

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