Horchata with Cinnamon and Vanilla
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- 2 cups long or extra long white rice
- 3 cups hot water
- 1 cinnamon stick ceylon or true cinnamon, if you can
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 cups milk
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- Ground cinnamon to sprinkle on top optional
- Place the rice in a bowl and cover with hot water. Roughly crumble a piece of true cinnamon into the rice mix (cassia will not let you break it…) and let is all sit and rest anywhere from 2 to 8 hours outside of the refrigerator.
- Place half of the rice mixture in the blender with half of the milk and vanilla and blend until smooth, then strain into a pitcher or container (if using cassia cinnamon, remove it). Place the other half of the rice mixture in the blender with the remaining milk and the sugar, pure until smooth and strain into the same pitcher or container.
- Stir well and serve over ice cubes, or place in the refrigerator until it is cold. Serve with more ice cubes to your liking, and sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top if you wish.
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I can´t wait to try this recipe. We had horchata in Spain years ago. Is it the same recipe?
Your program is excellent! I watch it always. Pola
Thanks so much for tuning in Pola, you are going to love this refreshing Horchata!
We love horchata, can’t wait to try it!
I love it too, let me know how you liked it!
Pati, for s twist, I enjoy it with a blended banana into mixture. My tia taught me this variation and it’s wonderful as well.
Thanks for all your inspiration.
Oh Anthony, that sounds yummy, thanks for sharing your tia’s secret!
This is my son’s favorite drink. He will only have the authentic thing and gets upset when he finds taquerias that use the powdered stuff! There’s just no excuse. Since your son’s live everything you make for them I will have to try it!! 🤞🏼
From scratch is always better 😉
Hi Pati! Should the rice be cooked or uncooked?
Uncooked Betsy 🙂
I’m going to try this weekend. A cool treat for the grandkids!
Yay, hope they enjoyed it!
So delicious, thank you, Pati! Do you recommend this hot as well?
Also, I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and my family is trying to reduce dairy consumption, so I made a couple of modifications: I used half milk and half oat milk, and I reduced the sugar to only 1/3 cup for the full recipe. I find that the rice, itself, especially in combination with the cinnamon, has a natural sweet taste that is good enough for me.
My favorite is cold Horchate, iced of possible! So happy that you have found a way to twist the recipe to work for you and your dietary needs Lisa, un abrazo!
It is absolutely delish. Made it last night and will finish drinking it today. Thank you.
So very happy you loved the Horchata, yay!
How hot should the water be? Boiling or no?
Yes, boiling water works best, enjoy it Precious!
Quisiera probar esta receta, pero soy intolerante a los productos lacteos…¿recomienda que la haga con “leche” de arroz, o piensa que sería muy fuerte el sabor del arroz? “Leche” de avena es la variedad que prefiero y uso más.
La puedes hacer con la leche que prefieras Lynne, con la de avena queda muy bien y tambien con la de coco 😉
Made this today. It is so delicious and was a fun and easy recipe. Thank you!!
My pleasure Kristin, glad you liked the Horchata 🙂
I can’t wait to give this horchata to my brother tomorrow for his birthday! My kids want to keep it for themselves! So yummy!! Thank you, Pati!
I hope he liked it Colleen! Happy Birthday to your brother 😉
What is your favorite brand of vanilla?
Hi Vicki, I do not have a preferred brand, but I like my vanilla pure and Mexican if possible. You can look it up online 🙂
Which of your horchata recipes is better?
Hola Ana! I like vanilla a lot, so probably I will go for this one, but if you don’t then regular horchata is delicious as well 😉
Hi Pati, do you rinse the rice first? Thank you!
I do not because the starch makes for a thicker horchata, which I love!
Pati your recipes always turn out wonderful I love watching you make them and so delicious!!
Sounds so good
🙂 It is…
How do I make the Massa for tamales, so that the Massa doesn’t come out to soft or too stiff
Here’s my recipe, Rudy: https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/chicken-in-green-salsa-tamal/ Enjoy!
Delicious! We made it with unsweetened almond milk and monk fruit sweetener which made it a little too sweet. We added 2 additional cups of almond milk and it was perfect! So wonderful that we were able to make our own horchata and avoid all of the extra ingredients in the mixed packets! Thanks!
I’m so glad you made the recipe your own, Emmy!
I’m going to try Pati’s recipe for my first time making horchata. I can’t wait.
Yay! Enjoy it, Tee.
Do you blend the water w/ the rice? Or remove tge rice from water?
And how do you strain rice powder? It get gritty
Yes you blend the water with the rice…and I like to use a fine sieve.
Really sweet. More milky than others I have tasted. But it is very good!
So glad you liked it Spencer.
Tim and Alan
Thanks Pati for the so very tasty recipe. We love all of your recipes, we’ve tried. We never make any changes! We love your show and it was so pleasant running into you at the Silver Spring street market the other year. Such an inspiration!!
It was so nice running into you too! I hope you continue to enjoy all of the new recipes!
I recently started watching your cooking program along with my five year old daughter who loves to be in the kitchen and help with whatever she can get her little hands on. She absolutely loves to watch you cook and cannot wait for us to make horchata and your tres leches cake! Which vanilla extract do you highly recommend to use?
I hope you and your daughter have so much fun in the kitchen!
I look for a vanilla that’s from Mexico, preferably from Papantla or Veracruz. And make sure to get the real extract, that says “pure vanilla extract”, not an imitation flavor.
thanks for the very good recipes from the different states of Mexico, even the ones we have never had the opportunity to visit and enjoy their dishes, I’m used to cook with basmati rice, can I still make horchata with this rice>
Pati se tiene que lavar el arroz hasta que quede la agua clara como cuando se cocina antes de cubrirlo con la agua caliente? Gracias!
No, solamente una enjuagadita esta perfecto!
Stella J. Franco
Hello sweet lady its been awhile since we last chatted through e-mail over five years go am still enjoying and watching your show. My son asked since its been hot over here in Arizona if i could please make him some Horchata, i said of course since we Latina mothers love feeding our sons LOL! Thank you for this recipe i will make it this weekend to go with pollo asado kabobs and corn on the cob.
So wonderful to hear from you Stella! I hope you and your son love the Horchata.
I’m so doing this , my fam love horchata…
Yay! Hope your family loves it Ana.
Could I use almond milk instead of cow’s milk?
Yes Susan you can! It will also be delicious.
This is so go and refreshing!