Vegan Horchata

Vegan Horchata

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Adjust Servings:
1 cup (uncooked) Long Grain White Rice
1 cup Raw Cashews
1 cup Raw Almonds
2 Cinnamon Sticks
32 ounces Filtered Water
0.5 cup Maple Syrup
a pinch (8th teaspoon) Sea Salt

Vegan Horchata

  • 13 hours
  • Serves 6
  • Easy




Dairy free horchata with a cinnamon spice over ice!

This Mexican inspired drink is so refreshing and yet so creamy!

Which is what makes it a great treat during the warmer months.

This recipe is dairy free and just uses rice, cashews and almonds for that creamy milk base.

The horchata is sweetened with real maple syrup and spiced with cinnamon.

When I lived Los Angeles, I tried the most incredible horchata.

This recipe was inspired by a horchata drink I had when I was living in Los Angeles. It was light, cold and refreshing, sweet yet slightly spicy.

It did however, contain cow’s milk and since I try to avoid dairy as much as possible, I’ve re-created it to match my preference.



Soak The Nuts & Rice

Add the cashews, almonds and uncooked rice to a large bowl and cover it in cold, filtered water.

Cover and soak for 12-24 hours.


Get Your Blender

First, drain and rinse the nuts and rice mixture well.

Next, add them to a blender along with 32 ounces of fresh, filtered water, 1/2 cup of maple syrup, a pinch of salt and 2 whole cinnamon sticks.

Blend on high for 2-3 minutes.


Strain The Liquid

Using a nut milk bag or a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth, strain the liquid and discard the pulp.



To serve, I pour the horchata into a glass over ice as it is best served chilled.

Store any leftover horchata in the refrigerator for up to 1 week!

The liquid may separate but that is totally normal. Give it a quick shake before serving.


Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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I have never made horchata before and have only had it at restaurants. My kids would love to try making this at home. Can I use a food processor if my blender is a little weak on power?

Great! I don’t recommend using a food processor, as most of them cannot hold that much liquid and the tops are not fully sealed.

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