Classic Horchata - easy no-fail blender version!


Traditional Central American drink made from rice, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Course Drinks
Prep Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 4 -5 cups
Author Tammy Blankenship


  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice rinsed until water is clear
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup to 2/3 white sugar


  1. In a blender add cinnamon stick, rice and water. Pulse a few times until rice is slightly broken up.
  2. Let sit for at least 3 hours. I prefer to let it sit overnight.
  3. Strain liquid and add vanilla, milk and sugar.
  4. Serve over ice.