Originally posted July 17, 2018

Authentic Horchata

Authentic Horchata by MexFoodJournal

Mexican Food Journal

Mexico's famous cinnamon-infused rice water drink.


  • 1.5 cups rice
  • 1 can (14oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 5 cups hot water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp.ground cinnamon


In a mixing bowl, add the rice, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon sticks.
Pour hot water into mixture and stir until the sweetened condensed milk dissolves.
Allow mixture to come to room temperature. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap then refrigerate the mixture for a minimum of 2 hours. Refrigerate up 12 12 hours for a more concentrated flavor.
Uncover the mixture. Remove the cinnamon sticks and discard.
Strain the mixture to separate the rice. Reserve the liquid.
Add the rice and 1.5 cups of the strained liquid to your blender. Blend for 3 minutes until the rice is liquefied.
Strain the blended rice back into the reserved liquid. Blend the horchata mixture again if the mixture is gritty.

2 hours



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