White Rice Drink (Horchata Blanca)

Horchata Blanca (White Rice Drink)

Horchata Blanca (White Rice Drink)
Creamy and sweet, this recipe is a far cry from traditional horchata—his is almost like a dessert, and equally good served hot or cold.Anna Stockwell

The recipe for this rice drink was developed by Fany Gerson, who named it for its pure white color. Creamy and sweet, it's a far cry from traditional horchatas — this is almost like a dessert, and equally good served hot or cold.

Horchata Blanca (White Rice Drink)
This horchata, made with rice, is rich and sweet enough to serve as a dessert.
Yield: serves 8


  • 13 cup medium or long grain rice
  • 1 (1") piece Mexican cinnamon
  • 12 tsp. vanilla
  • 12 oz. evaporated milk
  • 14 oz. condensed milk
  • Freshly ground Mexican cinnamon, to garnish


  1. Toast the cinnamon and rice in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat until they release a nutty aroma. Remove from heat and transfer onto a blender; blend into a fine powder. Add the vanilla, evaporated milk, condensed milk, and 4 cups of water. Strain mixture through a wet cheesecloth into a serving pitcher. Chill completely, and serve over ice, or heat and serve warm. Top with freshly ground cinnamon right before serving.