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Horchata swirling with coffee liqeur

Homemade Horchata

Make this delicious cinnamon-scented Mexican rice drink at home using my easy horchata recipe! Drink it as is or use it as a cream substitute in light cocktails like my Horchata White Russian!  

Course Drink
Cuisine Latinamerican, Mexican
Keyword authentic Mexican recipes, homemade horchata, horchata, rice drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 quart
Calories 200 kcal
Author Denisse


  • 1/2 cup long grain white rice rinsed
  • 1 cinnamon stick broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Add the rice and cinnamon stick to a blender. Add 2 cups of water and pulse to coarsely grind. Transfer to a large bowl and add another 2 cups water. Soak at room temperature for at least 3 hours.
  2. Puree the rice mixture in a blender in batches until smooth. Strain through cheesecloth into a container. Mix in the sugar; chill. Stir the horchata before serving.