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.


  • Blendtec

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

  • Caitlin

    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?

  • Teresa

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

  • Caitlin

    Okay, thank you!

  • g33kgurrl

    This is absolutely fantastic!

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