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Cinnamon-Spiced Mexican Horchata

This sweet, refreshing rice milk, is the perfect iced drink to serve on a hot summer’s day


Make this Mexican horchata using all natural ingredients for a guilt-free, wholesome, iced drink.

This recipe is courtesy of Food Renegade.


  • 3 Cups uncooked white rice
  • 3 quarts filtered water
  • 4 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 5 cloves
  • 3 Cups coconut milk
  • 4 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup honey


Pour all the rice and half the water into a blender. Blend for 1 minute. Pour into a gallon-sized pitcher. Add the remaining water, cinnamon sticks, anise, and cloves, and let stand, covered and at room temperature, overnight.

Strain the rice water into the serving pitcher. Stir in the remaining ingredients, making sure the honey has dissolved.

Let chill in the fridge before serving. To serve, fill glasses with ice, and pour the horchata over the top.