Horchata Recipe

horchata recipe
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.


  • Brian Bolnick

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

  • Larina C.

    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!

  • Blendtec

    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

    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.

  • Jess

    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!

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