Horchata de Arroz (Rice Drink)


Refreshing rice drink with a hint of cinnamon. This version does not need to be boiled. Make a slush,if desired, by adding crushed ice. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 15 mins
1 quart


  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice

  • 3 ½ cups cold water

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place the rice in a bowl with enough water to cover it and let it soak overnight.

  2. Strain the rice and discard the water. Stir the cold water and evaporated milk together. Place the drained rice into a blender along with half of the diluted milk. Blend until the rice is finely ground, about 30 seconds. Add the sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla; blend well. Pour in the remaining diluted milk; blend.

  3. Line a strainer with two layers of cheesecloth. Place the strainer over another bowl to catch the liquid. Strain the rice milk through the cheesecloth, discard the solids. Repeat the process if necessary. Serve over ice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
8g Fat
72g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 269mg 21%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 345mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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