(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix milk, water and sugar together very well for 2 minutes. Add cinnamon and vanilla and mix well. Drink with joy.

Note From Mr Breakfast:
A terrific breakfast lover named Morgan wrote in regarding this recipe saying, "Horchata is usually made with rice in a blender. It is much better that way, although a little more time consuming to make." Thanks for the note Morgan!

Alternative Recipe

- 1 cup rice -- washed
- 2 quarts water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/3 cup sugar to taste

In a large pot, mix all ingredients together all ingredients. Let this stand for at least three hours. Cook on the stove at a low simmer for 1/2 hour stirring occasionally.

Puree in a blender and strain through a cloth.

A wildly popular drink in Spain and Mexico. It should turn out a bit thick, yes.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank berdwin for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Horchata?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 6 votes.

From young city

I'm Puerto Rican but this recipe is all wrong... you use old rice water, get coffee filters and strain the water through it into a pot or bowl or whatever you choose, then get fresh cinnamon sticks and let them soak in the water over night. This is how my friend's mother makes it. There's no milk in horchata.

Comment submitted: 12/1/2013 (#17188)

From Elvira
Rating (out of 5):  

Have either of you... original or first comment... ever had HORCHATA? It is made from uncooked rice, and is a delicious drink. Please go and look at the earlier recipes, from Mexicans... they know how!!

Comment submitted: 4/29/2010 (#10408)

From kingdom

Neither of those are close to the real horchata recipe. You should call it something different.

Comment submitted: 10/30/2008 (#6716)

From Summerly
Rating (out of 5):  

Made with water only, no mild and it is awesome best ever.

Comment submitted: 9/17/2008 (#6470)

From Lifesaver
Rating (out of 5):  

OMG. Thank you. U saved my life. I didn't have any more poder and u really helped me out. Thanks a million.

Comment submitted: 8/29/2008 (#6348)

From 6 Star
Rating (out of 5):  

Great!!! I like trying new things.

Comment submitted: 4/8/2008 (#4995)

From Latin Chick
Rating (out of 5):  

The original is way better more natural, plus my parents make this too and rice milk is the original recipe.

Comment submitted: 1/22/2007 (#1276)

From Super
Rating (out of 5):  

Great... I love it... 199%

Comment submitted: 1/11/2007 (#1176)

From Rice Girl

I would use rice milk, as opposed to regular milk, seeing how the recipe originally used blended rice.

Comment submitted: 11/19/2006 (#760)

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