Agua de Horchata.

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Agua de Horchata is one of the most popular drinks in Mexico, and it is totally understandable. Horchata is a sweet drink with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. While most Aguas Frescas are made with fresh fruit, Horchata is made with rice. Yes! a pantry item that I am sure we all have plenty of right now.

Horchata is made by soaking the rice in water for several hours, then blended with water, milk, condensed milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Did you read that? It is just like drinking dessert.

There are many ways to make Horchata but this is my favorite way. It is creamy, sweet and you can really taste the delicious cinnamon and vanilla. You can modify this recipe to your taste and needs. You can make it dairy free, sugar free or both!. I used dairy because I wanted to get that pure while color typical of Horchata, and while Stevia or just regular sugar work just fine, condensed milk makes it extra creamy.

I hope you give this recipe a try!


Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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