How to Make Horchata Drink at Home

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

A classic drink that has a great texture, taste and healthy ingredients is always considered the best. A similar drink was served to me when I recently went to a party that my friend threw. The party was nice, but the thing that made it rocking was the drink that he served as an appetizer.

There were many other drinks available there, but I was only interested in that one drink that made me fall for it. I would have never thought that a drink can be so delicious that it can make you love it so much that you ignore every other delicious food kept on your table.

The drink that I am talking about is a classic Mexican one and goes by the name of Horchata drink. This Mexican cuisine always surprises me with its flavors, ingredients and whatnot. They have truly mastered the art of cooking and keep experimenting with ingredients and pass it with flying colors. Talking about this particular drink, it has some aromatic and healthy ingredients that add to its taste.

One of the ingredients used in a drink is quite strange, and I have never seen this ingredient in any drinks or dessert that I have tasted in my life. They have used rice in this drink, yes rice and with that some dry fruits and other ground ingredients mixed with milk. These Mexican dishes are just unbelievable and can’t match the level of any other cuisine throughout the world.

So, let’s get straight into the recipe and know the best way to make it and make it easily at home without compromising with the taste.

Ingredients for Horchata Drink

Ingredients Quantity
Long Grain White Rice ( Uncooked)1 ¼ cups
Sliced Almonds ½ cup
Cinnamon Sticks 2 Pc.
Cold Water 4 cups
Granulated Sugar ½ cup
Vanilla Extract 1 tsp.
Whole Milk 2 cups

The ingredients are quite easy to grab and I am sure some of these ingredients would already be present in your refrigerator.

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 Minutes                         – 10 Minutes

Note: I have not included the chilling time in the table mentioned above as it is subjectable to various climatic and geographical conditions.

The time involved in this recipe is not that long. It’s a matter of just a few minutes and after that, you can have this delicious and thick Horchata drink in your glass.

Now, taking a step further in this recipe. The next step is the last one and will tell you how to make this drink at home. It seems hard to hold and wait for this delicious and tempting drink, but this is the only time you have to wait, and after that, you are all set to have this drink whenever you want. Follow the steps given below and start the preparations.

Horchata Drink Recipe

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  1. You will need your blender and add rice, almonds and cinnamon sticks to it. Now you have to blend it for about 40 seconds and keep checking the mixture. Shake the blender if it gets stuck to the walls or bottom.
  2. Now add water, sugar and vanilla extract to this mixture and blend it for 30 seconds more. Add the water in your blender according to its capacity and add the milk to it, keeping a balance of both.
  3. Filter it through a sieve into any bowl or container and refrigerate it until it gets chilled. This will take some time.
  4. When ready to serve. Garnish with some cinnamon sticks and serve chilled.

Here you go! You have successfully made this Mexican Horchata drink at home without any confusion or trouble. Serve it to your friends and guests at the party and see their reactions. Everyone will love it and will ask you about this recipe. Do try it.

Nutritional Breakdown of Horchata Drink

The nutritional details of this recipe are mentioned in the box below. Have a look and know the contents of this drink.

Calories 247
Fats 5 gm.
Cholesterol 11 mg.
Carbohydrates 45 gm.
Protein 4 gm.
Sugar 31 gm.

How to Make Horchata Drink at Home | Video

A video is linked down below to help you guys. Those who are new to cooking and want some guidance can watch it and make it easily at home.

Video By: Sylvia Ochoa

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