4.77 from 13 votes
Prep Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs

The easiest, creamy and slightly sweet homemade Authentic Mexican Horchata.

Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: horchata de chufa, mexican horchata
Unit: cup, teaspoon
Servings: 6
Calories: 191 kcal
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
  1. To a blender, add rice, 2 cups of water, and 2 cinnamon sticks. 

  2. Blend about for 2 minutes or until the rice and cinnamon sticks are roughly ground. Add the remaining water and blend again. 

  3. Pour contents into a pitcher or container with a fitted lid and place on your countertop overnight (or for at least 8 hours). 

  4. Pour the rice mixture into a fine mesh strainer, into a pitcher. Discard the rice. 

  5. Stir in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar (to your preference). Chill until ready to serve. Stir well before serving and serve over ice.

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Recipe Notes

Serve this with one of my favorite authentic Mexican meals.


Adapted from All Recipes