Fast and Easy Horchata

Torrey Moseley


What the heck is Horchata, Torrey??? It's a traditional chilled Mexican drink, made from rice (or almonds) and poured over ice. It tastes if rice pudding were a dink. That's what it tastes like. SO delicious.

Normally it's an overnight process to make this (soaking rice and all), but I didn't have that luxury when I decided to make this for a baby I substituted rice FLOUR for the soaked/ground rice. It works GREAT...and it eliminates those annoying little bits of crunchy rice floating around.

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makes 1 gallon


5 Min


10 Min


14 oz. cans sweetened condensed milk
approx 1 gal
milk *
cup rice flour **
1 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
2 to 3 Tbsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp


may substitute vanilla flavored almond milk or rice milk for regular milk. if you do this...omit the vanilla.
may use almond flour instead of rice flour (or can combine the two)

Directions Step-By-Step

In heavy pan, bring milk, salt and cinnamon just to boil over medium heat.
HINT: Save the jug from your milk to store the finished Horchata's convenient, and you'll know what the "expiration" date is.
Remove from heat. Whisk in sweetened condensed milk, rice or almond flour and vanilla.
Pour back into empty milk jug. Chill in refrigerator (for at least an hour or so before serving). Store in refrigerator. Will keep beyond the original expiration for the milk by a few days.
The rice/almond flour will settle to bottom, so before serving...shake up jug to redistribute rice/almond flour (aren't you glad you saved the milk jug??). Pour over ice. Garnish with ground cinnamon or a cinnamon stick.

About this Recipe

Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #rice, #almonds, #horchata