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Horchata Made Easy

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"Horchata (cinnamon rice milk) has been a favorite addition to the many Mexican meals I've had in the Bay Area. It's lightly sweet and refreshing. This is a much easier recipe than the traditional method which requires up to 3 hours to make."
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20 m servings 154
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Heat water, sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until sugar is dissolved, whisking occasionally, about 5 minutes. Allow mixture to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour rice milk into a large pitcher.
  3. Stir sugar water into rice milk. Serve chilled or over ice.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 154 calories; 1.7 32.4 2.5 0 69 Full nutrition

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For an horchata shortcut, this is pretty good. I do like it with more cinnamon but overall this is a great alternative to the traditional horchata.

This recipe is a great alternative to making horchata if you don't have a blender. Next time I would use just a little bit more cinnamon, but aside from that it is most excellent.

This was good. I thought when first made it was too thin and watery tasting. Much better the next day. Just be careful you do not dilute it too much if you serve it with ice cubes.

I would definitely make again but I added a dash of vanilla and a bit more cinnamon. Kids loved it, nothing beats the real thing but this is a close second.

I loved this recipe and it was so quick to repair. added a Thank you posting the recipe. Angela Sibrian

Very easy and very refreshing

We LOVE this recipe for horchata! My kids ask for it often and now I've made it with kids at a couple different camps. It's easy for them to make, they love it, and it helps introduce them to a ...

this was really helpful because I needed something to bring to our school's spanish food fair. it took me under thirty minutes to make, when usually anything i cook takes over an hour! it was n...

Loved it! It's a delicious traditional mexican drink.