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No Sweat Mexican Horchata

If you are craving a glass of Mexican horchata but have no idea how to make it, this recipe is for you! Not only is it easy to make, but it's also packed with nutrition! I have included the Nutritional Information and serving suggestions for No Sweat Mexican Horchata, so you can make it any time of day. You'll thank me later. This delicious drink is perfect for the whole family!
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1.5 liters
Calories 156 kcal


  • 165 grams 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 cinnamon stick broken into pieces
  • 50 grams 1/2 cup raw almonds (optional)
  • 1 cup 240 ml evaporated milk
  • 1 cup 240 ml condensed milk
  • 4 cups 960 ml water
  • ice cubes


  • Soak the rice, cinnamon stick pieces, and almonds in 1 cup of water overnight, or at least 5 hours.
  • In a food processor or blender, grind the rice, cinnamon stick pieces, and almonds with the soaking water.
  • Once grounded finely, add the evaporated milk and condensed milk. Pulse for a few times until well blended.
  • Strain the mixture and transfer to a big pitcher.
  • Add the rest of the water and ice cubes. Stir well before pouring out to serve.



There may still be some gritty bits after 1 straining. I personally like the gritty bits but if you want a smoother texture, strain some more.
Add more condensed milk if you want a sweeter taste.
Keyword horchata