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Non-Dairy Horchata

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"Horchata is a thick, creamy, and sweet rice-cinnamon drink found at most Mexican restaurants that is similar to rice milk. It is simple and inexpensive to prepare and makes for a refreshing drink in the summer. This recipe uses basmati rice and cardamom for an authentic flavor and aroma."
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8 h 30 m servings 233
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 glasses)


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  1. Place rice in a blender and grind to a fine texture. Transfer to a large pitcher. Add crushed cardamom and cinnamon.
  2. Grind almonds and 1/3 cup water together in the blender. Add to rice mixture in the pitcher. Add 4 cups water and stir. Cover pitcher and let horchata sit 8 hours to overnight.
  3. Transfer horchata to the blender and add sugar. Blend, gradually adding 2/3 cup water, until smooth. Pour mixture through cheesecloth into a separate container, squeezing gently to extract the milk. Refrigerate horchata 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 233 calories; 5.1 43.3 4.7 0 10 Full nutrition

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