How To Make Horchata At Home

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Horchata is a Mexican drink that people also refer to as a sweet rice milk beverage. Today, I will be talking about telling you how you can make this drink at home with this easy recipe.


This sweet drink is extremely healthy because of its properties. It is gluten-free, lactose-free and has no sodium in it. Though, it is high in calories but is still considered beneficial to be consumed after exercise. It is good to have this drink even when your stomach is upset.

Horchata is made by blending the rice and water together. Let this mixture rest for hours. Once done, drain the rice water in a utensil. Stir in some sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Chill the water and serve in tall glasses.

These are not the detailed steps to be followed for this drink. To get the authentic Mexican sweet and creamy taste of this beverage, you will get a more detailed version below. Let’s take a look at the steps involved in making this healthy drink.

Ingredients Required For Horchata

  • 1 cup Uncooked White Long-Grain Rice
  • 5 cups Water
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ½ tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup White Sugar

The requirement to make this Mexican rice drink is easy to grab from your kitchen itself. In case you are stocked out of these ingredients, all you can do is to get them from the nearest grocery store. Till then, let me tell you the time needed to prepare this drink.

How Much Time It Will Take To Prepare Horchata?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 minutes3 hours 3 hours 10 minutes

The time you need to prepare this drink is just 10 minutes. 3 hours is the time to rest the rice and water. Take a look at how this is done.

Steps To Make Horchata

Horchata recipe
  1. Take a bowl and add rice with water to it. Blend till the rice starts breaking up. Let it rest at room temperature for 3 hours minimum.
  2. Now strain the rice water in a pitcher and discard the rice. Pour milk, vanilla. Cinnamon and sugar in the pitcher. Chill this before serving.
  3. Serve with some ice.

You can store this horchata milk drink in the fridge for 10 days. Well, I guess that’s easy. You just have to pour yourself a glass and enjoy it.

Nutritional Breakdown Of Horchata

This drink is nutritious for your body. That is why I’ve added its nutritional values below.


How To Make Mexican Horchata At Home | Video

I have also uploaded a video to help you out with more details. Watch the video once. Still, if you have any doubt, feel free to leave your query in the comment section below. I will be glad to help you in any manner.

Video by Allrecipes

If you have any suggestion of a recipe you like to learn about, suggest me in the comment section and I will get back to you surely. Now, just lay back and enjoy your drink. Cheers!

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