Vegan Horchata

Vegan Horchata


  • 6 tablespoons long grain brown rice
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 6 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup sugar


  • Pulverize the rice in a blender or spice grinder.
  • Transfer to a medium-sized bowl and add the almonds, cinnamon, and lime zest.
  • Stir in 2 ½ cups of hot water; cover and let stand at least 6 hours.
  • Transfer the mixture to a blender and process for 3-4 minutes, until it is completely smooth.
  • Add 2 cups of water; blend for another minute. Strain with a damp cheesecloth or a fine sieve.
  • Add 2 more cups of water and sweeten with sugar to taste. If it is too thick, add more water.
  • Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Stir before serving. Will keep for 5 days in fridge.
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