Homemade Horchata Recipe

Homemade Horchata Recipe

How To Make Homemade Horchata

Whip up a unique and creamy drink with this horchata recipe! It’s a Mexican milk beverage made with white rice and nuts for a warm and flavorful drink.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 15 minutes



  • cupwhite rice
  • cupsalmonds,blanched
  • cinnamon stick
  • cupswater,divided
  • cuplight agave nectar,to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the rice, almonds, cinnamon stick, and hot tap water.

  2. Allow the mixture to cool, then cover and refrigerate overnight.

  3. Pour the mixture into a blender, add the agave, and blend on high for several minutes, until the mixture is as smooth. Add the cold water and blend for 10 seconds.

  4. Place a large metal sieve over a large bowl. Line the sieve with cheesecloth. Pour the mixture through slowly, stirring as it’s poured.

  5. Press on the solids with a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Lift the cheesecloth and squeeze the rest of the liquid out. Discard the remaining dry pulp.

  6. Pour the mixture into a pitcher and stir in the last cup of water.

  7. Pour into glasses filled with ice and serve. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 457.81kcal
  • Fat: 22.51g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.75g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.39g
  • Fiber: 7.56g
  • Sugar: 21.66g
  • Protein: 11.64g
  • Sodium: 11.55mg
  • Calcium: 142.30mg
  • Potassium: 360.31mg
  • Iron: 2.01mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.17µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.04mg
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