Cinnamon-Spiced Mexican Horchata

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

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

This recipe is courtesy of Food Renegade.

16
Servings
227
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
40g
31%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
16µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Calcium, Ca
99mg
10%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
112µg
28%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
112mg
16%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
44mg
3%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
36g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Cinnamon Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Cinnamon Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.