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4.57 from 57 votes


The easiest, creamy and slightly sweet homemade Authentic Mexican Horchata.
Prep Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 1 1/3 cups uncooked long-grain white rice s
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cups water , divided
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cups granulated sugar , to taste


  • To a blender, add rice, 2 cups of water, and 2 cinnamon sticks. 
  • Blend about for 2 minutes or until the rice and cinnamon sticks are roughly ground. Add the remaining water and blend again. 
  • Pour contents into a pitcher or container with a fitted lid and place on your countertop overnight (or for at least 8 hours). 
  • Pour the rice mixture into a fine mesh strainer, into a pitcher. Discard the rice. 
  • Stir in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar (to your preference). Chill until ready to serve. Stir well before serving and serve over ice.



Serve this with one of my favorite authentic Mexican meals.
Adapted from All Recipes


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 0.5mg