Horchata

This Horchata recipe is a refreshing Mexican rice milk drink with a hint of cinnamon served over ice. 

Looking for a non-alcoholic drink to serve with your Mexican food. This Horchata is the perfect light drink recipe for the occasion. 

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HORCHATA RECIPE

Growing up in Arizona, Mexican food and drinking Horchata was a regular thing. I know all my Arizona peeps can relate to late night Filbertos runs to get burritos or rolled tacos and of course a big Horchata to wash it down.

First of all, it’s pronounced or-CHAH-tah. The ‘h’ is silent. I’ve been pronouncing it wrong my whole life…Hhhhoooorrrchata. I guess the naughty sister of or-CHAH-tah?

I had a spontaneous craving for Horchata and announced to my husband that I was going to make said Hhhoooorchata and he gave me a horrified look like “You’re making what?”

He served a church mission speaking only Spanish for 2 years and is our household expert on all things Hispanic.

He approved of this Horchata recipe. I think it’s spot on. It’s a watery cinnamon drink that tastes like rice. I know that doesn’t sound appealing but it is so refreshing.

Horchata - a refreshing rice milk drink with a hint of cinnamon served over ice. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThis is my ground up rice and cinnamon stick mixture soaking.Horchata - a refreshing rice milk drink with a hint of cinnamon served over ice. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI made this for Bunko to accompany this Cafe Rio Sweet Barbacoa Pork, Cafe Rio’s Cilantro Rice, and Creamy Tomatillo Dressing. The Bunko girls approved.

I’ll tell you – making this Horchata brought me right back to my childhood.

5 from 2 votes
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Horchata
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cups uncooked white long-grain rice
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup milk (coconut milk is good here too)
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
Instructions
  1. Pour the rice, cinnamon sticks, and 2 cups of water into the bowl of a blender; blend until the rice and cinnamon sticks begin to break up. Add the remaining 2 cups of water and let rice mixture stand at room temperature overnight.
  2. Strain the rice water into a pitcher and discard the rice. Stir the milk, vanilla, and sugar into the rice water. Chill and stir before serving over ice. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top when serving if desired.
Recipe Notes

Traditional Horchata is thin and on the watery side but feel free to add more milk to taste for a creamier version. Also, this doesn't make very much so you may want to double it.
Source: adapted from Allrecipes. Increased the rice, used cinnamon sticks, increased the milk, reduced the sugar.

 

Horchata - a refreshing rice milk drink with a hint of cinnamon served over ice. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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  1. Horchata is a must! Yum!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  2. I’ll try it soon! This will taste my children . It looks so yummy

  3. My husband is addicted to Horchata but only 1 place in Abu Dhabi seems to serve it and it asks for a lot of $$$$$.
    Your just saved me and made a man very happy

  4. My kids are obsessed with horchata! Except they call it “por-chata,” and I can’t bring myself to correct them because it is hilarious. They will probably hate me when they are teenagers, or whenever it will be, that a friend or stranger points out that it’s actually not pronounced like that. Until then, I’m sure they will be begging me to make this homemade porchata! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Been looking for a great recipe. Going to try this. Seems simple enough. Thank you for sharing….

  6. Peace! Who would of thought it was made with UNCOOKED RICE? I’m surprised! I love the stuff!!! I’m going to make an effort to put my hand to your recipe. Thanks for the guidance. Aima

    Aima Bey Darling

  7. Just made this with my son for his homework project and it was great, thanks for the recipe- will definitely make it again for myself!