Go Back
+ servings
Mexican Strawberry Horchata

Strawberry Horchata

This Mexican Strawberry Horchata is a super refreshing drink to enjoy during those hot summer days. This horchata recipe is made with fresh strawberries, cinnamon and sweetened condensed milk for a smoothy and creamy drink the entire family will love.
Print Pin
Keyword: mexican strawberry horchata, strawberry horchata, strawberry horchata recipe, strawberry horchata drink
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Rice Soaking Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 12 cups
Calories: 205kcal




  • First, start by rinsing the rice in a strainer. I prefer long grain rice for this strawberry horchata recipe.
  • Add the rice, water and cinnamon stick to a large air tight container. This rice and water mixture should be soaked for at least 8 hours or overnight for best results.
  • Remove the cinnamon stick from the rice and water mixture. It’s okay if some pieces of cinnamon stay behind.
  • Add all of the rice and water to a blender and blend until it is completely smooth. This may take up to 5 minutes depending on the strength of your blender. I highly recommend this Instant Pot blender. It’s powerful and most importantly, affordable.
  • Strain the blended rice mixture through a very fine mesh strainer and transfer this rice liquid to a large pitcher. Discard the bits of rice left on the strainer.
  • Chop the stems off the strawberries and give them a rough chop to make the blending process easier.
  • Clean the blender and add strawberries and water. Blend the strawberry puree until it is completely smooth.
  • Strain the strawberry puree through a fine mesh strainer and mix the strawberry liquid with the rice liquid in the pitcher.
  • Add vanilla extract and sweetened condensed milk to the pitcher and mix well to incorporate everything together.
  • Finally, serve over ice with more fresh strawberries if desired. Make sure to refrigerate any leftover strawberry horchata.


  • I used sweetened condensed milk to give the strawberry horchata a thicker texture and add sweetness. If you prefer a thinner horchata, substitute the sweetened condensed milk for evaporated milk and 1-2 cups of sugar, according to taste.
  • It’s very important to use a strong blender to completely blend the rice and water mixture.
  • Make sure to use a very fine mesh strainer to remove all the bits and pieces from the rice and strawberry puree.
  • If you like a strong cinnamon taste in your horchata, leave the cinnamon stick in when you blend the rice and water.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg