Horchata Recipe

*This recipe makes 3 liters of horchata

  • 2 liters water + 2 cups warm water 
  • 1 1/2 liters of ice cubes
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 (14oz) can condensed milk
  • 1 (12oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 stick cinnamon


  • 1 shot of Rum per 8 oz cup of horchata


  • Blender


  1. Clean your rice by rinsing it through a strainer
  2. Heat up 2 cups of water in the the microwave for about 30 seconds
  3. Add your clean rice into the warm water
  4. Let mixture rest for a minimum or 10 minutes
  5. Drain the water out of the rice and place rice into a blender
  6. Add your condensed milk, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon into the blender
  7. Blend until well combined
  8. Strain the mixture into a pitcher (you want it to be big enough to hold 3 liters of horchata)
  9. Take the remains from the strainer and place it back into the blender
  10. Add a portion of the 2 liters of water and blend again (if your blender doesn’t blend as well you may need to repeat this one more time)
  11. Strain the blended mixture into the pitcher again
  12. Add remaining 2 liters of water into the pitcher
  13. Add the ice cubes to chill, and mix to combine
  14. At this point the horchata will be grainy and gritty from the rice
  15. I recommend letting the mixture sit in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to chill and to allow the rice to settle to the bottom
  16. Enjoy!
  17. Optional: If you’re over 21 mix in some rum into your drink to make a delicious rumchata.