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Horchata Recipe

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Enjoy this Horchata recipe, a refreshing traditional Mexican drink on Cinco de Mayo, or any other day of the year!

Total time:  01 M  15 S
Servings:  4
Calories:  149


  • 2 tbsp. agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup almonds soaked in 2 cups hot water for 3 hours and then drained
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup cooked rice rinsed after cooking
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 7 fl. oz.
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 17mg
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Protein: 4g


  1. Add almonds, rice, and water to WildSide+ or FourSide jar and secure lid.
  2. Select "Whole Juice" or blend on a Medium High speed for 50-60 seconds.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to jar and secure lid.
  4. Blend on a Medium High speed for 50 seconds.
  5. Serve as is, or pour mixture through cheesecloth for a thinner beverage.


For an adult version, add 1 ounce of rum to each serving.

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  • What do you mean cooked rice?

    Chetes on

  • Surprised at how good this was.. The traditional way takes a little too long (gotta let the rice soak in water overnight). This recipe is a keeper :-)

    lea8199 on

  • For better richer taste & results you should let the almond/rice/water mixture set in the fridge covered for at least 8hrs. Other than that this is a good basic quick Horchata recipe.

    Lynn K. on

  • Can you replace agave nectar for Sugar?

    rodmjay on

  • You need to actually cook the rice in boiling water. It won’t work right out of the bag.

    PJ on

  • What do they mean by "Cooked Rice"? Do you have to actually cook it (boiling until soft) or can you use the rice out of the bag?

    Carlos Martin on

  • ok, its 2 cups, sorry…

    HNE on

  • what does "soaked in 2 C hot water"

    HNE on

  • Yes, the water from the almonds should not be used. You will need one cup of fresh water.

    Blendtec on

  • Question: recipe instructions say to add almonds, rice and WATER. Ingredients say to drain water from almonds. So I’d assume I should add fresh water…? How much?

    Qait on

  • My blender doesn’t have the whole juice button what settings do I choose?

    Brian Bolnick on

  • OmGOODNESS!! This drink is the bomb! ! I can’t drink the original version of this drink due to the HIGH sugar content and this recipe just sums it up. I substituted the agave with stevia and used brown rice instead of white, it was so good. Thanks for a much healthier version!

    Larina C. on

  • Blend on a Medium to Medium-High speed for 50-60 seconds. For other blend cycle conversions, check this out: http://www.blendtec.com/blo… Happy blending!

    Blendtec on

  • There are a few things that can be done to get a thinner, less gritty consistency.

    1. Soak the almonds for longer than 3 hours up to 5 hours.
    2. Add more than 1 cup of water, up to 2 cups.
    3. Blend the soaked almonds, rice, and water twice before adding the other ingredients for the final blend.

    Blendtec on

  • I made this and didn’t like how gritty it turned out. I tried pouring it through cheesecloth, but it is so thick I ended up with hardly any horchata. Help!

    Jess on

  • Just use hot water originally and let it cool as they soak – no need to constantly change the water. :) Happy blending!

    Blendtec on

  • Okay, this might be a dumb question – but while soaking the almonds – do you originally place them in hot water and then let it cool as they soak or does it need to be consistantly hot?

    Caitlin on

  • Do the almonds need to be roasted? Blanched? Whole? Slivers? Or does it matter what kind of almonds you use.

    Teresa on

  • Okay, thank you!

    Caitlin on

  • This is absolutely fantastic!

    g33kgurrl on

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