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Horchata Caliente

A cold-weather take on a Mexican classic

Photo courtesy of Nestlé

Who needs hot chocolate when you can have this hot take on an iconic Mexican recipe? If in the market for a traditional chilled horchata, pour this recipe over ice.

Recipe courtesy of Nestlé

Ready in
8 h 15 m
10 m
(prepare time)
8 h 5 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


This horchata may be served cold over ice too. 


  • 4 Cups water
  • 1 1/2 Cup long-grain rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 14 Ounces NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Cup milk


COMBINE water, rice and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Cover; let sit overnight.

POUR rice mixture (including cinnamon sticks) into blender; cover.

BLEND on high for 3 to 4 minutes or until the mixture is as smooth as possible.

STRAIN mixture through an extra fine sieve into a medium saucepan, pressing the rice solids until only a dry paste remains; discard paste.

ADD sweetened condensed milk and milk to saucepan.

COOK over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until horchata is warm.

Pour into cups.

SERVE sprinkled with ground cinnamon, if desired.