Rice Milk a.k.a. Agua de Horchata in a glas

Agua de Horchata

Agua de Horchata (rice milk) is a creamy, sweet plant-based drink made from rice. Learn how to make Horchata here - it's one of our favorite Mexican drinks!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword agua de horchata, rice milk
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 129 kcal


  • 1 cup uncooked white basmati or jasmine rice
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup milk of choice (cow's, almond, even coconut but coconut will change the flavor much more)
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • ice cubes


  1. Add rice and water to a blender (preferably high-speed blender) and blend for several minutes until no more whole grain of rice can be spotted.
  2. Let sit for 1-4 hours.

  3. Add second milk, cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup and give it a quick blend to mix well.
  4. Strain the milk through a nut-milk bag or sieve lined with cheesecloth and press out the pulp.

  5. Discard the rice pulp and serve the milk with ice.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Agua de Horchata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Potassium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g 4%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.