Try this easy Horchata recipe so you can make this delicious, refreshing, and healthy drink at home – perfect for Cinco De Mayo!
After the rice has soaked for at least 8-10 hours, preferably overnight, discard the cinnamon sticks and pour rice and water into a blender.
Pour strained mixture into a pitcher, add milk, pure maple syrup, and vanilla and stir well to combine. Add more syrup if needed, to taste.
Horchata has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. While there are many variations of horchata, I feel this recipe combines some of the amazing flavors we all know and love in horchata while also allowing for it to not be loaded in processed sugar and fat.
I've also added this mixture to a popsicle mold for frozen horchata pops which were a huge hit with the kids.
Make sure to look for good quality cinnamon sticks to really transfer that depth of flavor to the drink - you won't be disappointed!