Never heard of Horchata? Well neither did we until we started looking at authentic Mexican drinks and cuisines. A traditional drink made from rice, milk, vanilla and cinnamon served chilled over ice.

Dexam Horchata recipe
PREP TIME 10 minutes COOK TIME 3 hours MAKES 10


  • 185g of uncooked white long-grain rice
  • 1.2 litres of water
  • 120ml of milk
  • ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 125g of caster sugar

Preparation method

  1. Using a blender, pour the water and rice into a blend, mixing the ingredients until the rice has begun to break.
  2. Leave the rice and water to rest at room temperature for around 3 hours.
  3. Using a sieve, strain the water and rice into a jug, binning the rice at the end.
  4. Stir in the milk, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon into the rice water and chill before pouring over ice to serve.