Homemade Horchata

Homemade Horchata

Horchata Casera
8 1/4 cups approximately
Pati Jinich
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: canela, ceylon, cinnamon, horchata, milk, pati’s mexican table, rice
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Homemade Horchata recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 6 “El Fuerte, Magic Town”


  • 2 cups extra long white rice
  • 1 stick canela, ceylon or true cinnamon, broken into pieces
  • 3 cups boiling hot water
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar

To Prepare

  • Place the rice and cinnamon in a heatproof bowl and cover with the hot water. Let sit anywhere from 2 to 8 hours.
  • When ready to puree the mixture, add the milk and sugar to the rice mixture and stir well. Place in a blender, in batches, and completely puree. Strain into a pitcher as you move along. Serve over ice filled glasses and/or store in the refrigerator.

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  1. I may be completely confused but I thought you mentioned lemon juice or was that a different recipe on this show? BTW, both my hubby and I love your show. Your recipes are great and we really enjoy how your kids (they have really grown) also love your food and add their own opinion.

    1. It might be another recipe Ingrid, definitely Horchata does not have any lemon juice. Greetings to you and your hubby 😉

    1. Hi Linda, sounds like a good idea, probably it will make the Horchata creamier so go for it! Just be careful with the sugar, the condensed milk will be sweet enough I think.

  2. I saw this episode but can’t remember, after soaking the rice and cinnamon do we drain and throw out the water before adding the milk?