Saying Horchata in different languages:

Spanish: orˈtʃata
Valencian: oɾˈʃata


What is Horchata?

Horchata is a typical Mexican drink made with the combination of milk, rice water, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar. sometimes along with some nuts is ground and mixed with water to make a milky looking drink. Horchata varies in taste across the globe. While in some countries the drink is usually tan and “milky”, some recipes call for milk, and others do not. Though horchata was once typically homemade, it is now available in both ready-to-drink and powdered form in grocery stores. In Mexico and Guatemala, horchata is made of rice, sometimes with vanilla and always with cinnamon.

How to make it?

Add rice and water to the bowl, blend until the rice just begins to break up and then keep it at room temperature for 3-4 hours. afterward, discard the rice from the liquid. Stir the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar in the rice water. Stir before serving over ice.

Health Benefits:

  • Prevents cardiovascular disease.
  • Highly rich in minerals.
  • Recommended for people with high blood pressure.
  • Improve the digestive system.
  • Strengthens bones and muscles.


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