Horchata De Arroz – Plant-Based Rice And Cinnamon Drink

Horchata De Arroz – Plant-Based Rice And Cinnamon Drink

Horchata de arroz is a plant-based rice and cinnamon drink from Mexico. It is therefore vegan and delicious! You can have it cold, poured on ice, during hot summer days or hot during cold winter days.

It is very easy and quick to make but requires to rest overnight for the flavors to infuse.

It’s important to use cinnamon sticks and not ground cinnamon if you don’t want to feel like drinking sand…

Once the rice and cinnamon water is strained, add the rest of the ingredients. You can use any plant-based milk, I personally used a coconut-almond blend milk. Just check if it is already sweetened or not and if there is vanilla in it. If this is the case, reduce the sugar and/or the vanilla.

After mixing all the ingredients together, wait a few minutes so that the tiny pieces of rice and cinnamon that went through the strainer fall down to the bottom. Don’t pour this sediment when serving the horchata.

Horchata de arroz

Vegan cinnamon and vanilla iced drink from Mexico.
This recipe makes 2 cups of horchata.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting time 12 hours
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 people


  • Stand blender


  • 2 cups water 240 ml
  • ½ cup white rice 115 g
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp sugar 60 g
  • ¼ cup unsweetened plant-based milk 65 ml
  • ice cubes


  • Pour 1 cup of water, the cinnamon stick and the rice in the jar of your stand blender. Mix for 30 seconds.
  • Add the other cup of water, cover with the lid and refrigerate overnight.
    Stand blender jar with water and crushed rice and cinnamon
  • Strain over a bowl.
    crushed rice and cinnamon in a strainer
  • Add the vanilla extract, sugar and milk. Mix well with a whisk.
    Horchata in a cup
  • Pour over ice and add some milk if needed!


Don’t use ground cinnamon, it’s going to give your horchata a sandy texture.
Once strained, let it rest in the container for a few minutes so that the tiny pieces of rice and cinnamon fall down to the bottom.
Keyword Cinnamon, Plant based, Vanilla, Vegan, White rice
Horchata - rice and cinnamon drink- in a glass with ice cubes and a jar of cinnamon sticks

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