Side view of two glasses filled with Horchata with cinnamon sticks in view.


Relax and cool down with this traditional Latin American drink using U.S.-grown rice!

  • Servings
  • Serving Size
    1 glass


  • 1⅓ cups long grain white rice, uncooked
  • 2 each cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cups water
  • 1½ cups almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • ½ cup sugar, granulated


  • To a blender, add rice, water, and cinnamon sticks.
  • Blend for 2 minutes or until the rice and cinnamon sticks are roughly ground.
  • Add the remaining water and blend again.
  • Let ingredients soak together at room temperature, overnight.
  • Pour the rice mixture through a fine mesh strainer, into a pitcher. Discard the rice.
  • Stir in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar (to your preference). Chill until ready to serve. Stir well before serving and serve over ice.