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Homemade Horchata Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 175
This classic Horchata recipe is perfect for you next summer dinner. This is the recipe that everyone loves because it's creamy, refreshing, and delicious. This step-by-step recipe will teach you how to make this right at home!


  • 1 cup white rice (uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 cups water (divided)
  • 1 12oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 12oz can condensed milk
  • sugar (to taste)
  • ground cinnamon (for garnish)


  • Rinse and drain the rice before beginning. Take the rinsed rice and cinnamon sticks and place into a large pitcher with 4 cups of water. Cover the pitcher and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day, blend the rice until a smooth puree is formed. Sieve the puree into a pitcher. Add in the evaporated and condensed milk, vanilla extract, and sugar to taste. Chill completely. Stir and serve over ice.
Calories: 175kcal
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg