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In this Horchata recipe, the mixture of ground rice and almonds is accented with a hint of lime. Depending on your preference, you can use more or less water for a thinner or creamier beverage. —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + standing Process: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 cups blanched almonds
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Ground cinnamon, optional
  • Lime slices, optional


  • Place rice in a blender; cover and process 2-3 minutes or until very fine. Transfer to a large bowl; add almonds, cinnamon stick, lime zest and hot water. Let stand, covered, at room temperature 8 hours.
  • Discard cinnamon stick. Transfer rice mixture to a blender; cover and process 3-4 minutes or until smooth. Add sugar; process until sugar is dissolved.
  • Place a strainer over a pitcher; line with double-layered cheesecloth. Pour rice mixture over cheesecloth; using a ladle, press mixture through strainer.
  • Stir in cold water. Serve over ice. If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with lime.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 134 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Andrea
    May 1, 2020

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  • angela32
    Apr 26, 2017

    Delicious! The lime was an addition I'd never tried before, I loved it though!

  • ClydeWoman
    Aug 12, 2016

    I love how authentic this recipe is. A lot of the horchata recipes call for milk but this one has it right.

  • amysmess
    Apr 25, 2014

    I love Horchata! I used it over my cereal, but I left out the lime.