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    3 h 15 m
Lindsay W
Recipe by  Lindsay W

“Horchata is a refreshing summer drink. I learned this recipe a couple years ago from a Mexican coworker, and I was immediately addicted!”

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Original recipe yields 2 quarts



  1. Pour sugar, cinnamon, and rice into hot water; stir until sugar dissolves. Cover, and let stand at room temperature for at least 3 hours, but preferably overnight.
  2. Stir in milk, then puree with a hand blender, or in batches in a standing blender until the rice resembles fine sand. Strain through several layers of cheesecloth, or through a very fine strainer. Serve over ice.

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Rachelle Vernon Jones

Rachelle Vernon Jones

Sorry, this was a dump out for us. Too much water, too much cinnamon, too little sugar, too little flavor. And I live in Mexico, so I know Horchata!



I did do this a bit differently. Before making it I guess you could say I did some research & read through almost every horchata recipe out there. So I used long grain brown rice & doubled the recipe. I poured very warm water over 2 cups of the rice & let it soak for about 9hrs. I then drained, quickly rinsed it & blended it using a little water if necessary into a paste or fine powder I then added it to a gallon + a pint or so of water, three cinnamon sticks, 1/2 tblsp of MX dark pure vanilla extract, 1/2 tblsp of lime juice & left it in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Following that I added about a cup of sugar (more or less depending on how you like it). Then strain the mix through a metal mesh filter, and then through a wet, damp cheesy fine-cloth. I just used the cheese cloth quadruple layered, which worked. Before straining though always make sure the mixture is mixed very well. Horchata is a drink that separates & always needs stirring. The straining procedure is what takes the longest, but if you love horchata like I do it is all worth it b/c this came out just the way I like it. I did add powdered cinnamon in the end just before straining as I was tasting what had been strained there wasn't enough cinnamon taste for me (just depends on how you like it). I give four stars b/c I did not follow this recipe but the horchata I made was definitely 5 stars I even shared it with some His

Jim Boone

Jim Boone

This was pretty much flavorless. Not a good recip.e

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 149 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs
  • 32.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 25 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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