• Prep Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 24:00 h

It’s so easy and cheap to make your own Horchata, and it’s so much better than Rice Dream’s version. I put that it takes 24 hours to make because I really love it to be extra milky. I’ve made it after letting the rice sit for four hours and it was still tasty but it wasn’t as thick.


  • one cup long grain white or brown rice, uncooked
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (or 2 tbs ground)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pitcher


Step 1

Put the cups of rice into a blender with two cups of water and blend it until the rice is broken up and the water looks very milky.

Step 2

Pour into pitcher with four cups of water, add cinnamon sticks and let sit overnight - or at least four hours (the longer the more milky it will taste).

Step 3

Pour rice milk into another pitcher (or large bowl), using cheese cloth to strain the rice and cinnamon sticks out.

Step 4

Add all other ingredients, mix well, pour over ice and enjoy!

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Comments (4)

  1. posted by Honor on May 17, 2012

    So easy & yummy!

  2. posted by Kat Pane on March 21, 2013

    Honestly horchata was my favorite thing in the world, when i turned vegan i literally went months with out it. SO happy i found this recipe! I’m a college student and its super EASY! Just use your roommate blender.. lol

  3. posted by Jessica on July 3, 2014

    Thanks for posting 🙂 We’re trying it now!

    When the horchata sits overnight, should it be in the fridge, or just kept out at room temperature?

  4. posted by Brooke on May 16, 2015

    I just used tgis recipe last night and oh my gosh I’m so happy that I did! Delicious and light! ♡♡


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